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Lighter BS: different usa accents (51* d) RE: BS: different usa accents 26 Apr 21

"Aunt" may be pronounced as either "ant" or "awnt."

I say "ant," which used to be normal, but almost all you hear on TV nowadays is "awnt." The spelling suggests the latter was the original pronunciation, but it seems to have re-emerged (as I've been told, "because your aunt is not an insect").


Cf. "haun't" and "h'ant," "gauntlet" vs. "gantlet."

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