R.J. Anderson (rj_anderson) wrote,
R.J. Anderson

After Emily commented on my accent in the previous post, I realized that I had used the word "about" in the second sentence -- the classic mid-vowel diphthong that acts as a dead giveaway for Canadians.

What I did not know until I visited this page, however, is that there's another trademark of Canadian Raising -- a marked difference between the pronunciation of "rider" and "writer". Apparently most North Americans would pronounce the two words much the same: but accents affected by Canadian Raising (not all of which are located within the borders of Canada, in this case) pronounce the two very differently (i.e. the crispness of the "t" in "writer").

'Tis a small thing, but I found it interesting.
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