Vowels and Consonants of Jamaican English

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Notice the /w/ sound in bwai/boy; gwal/girl; gwan/go and the /j/ sound in words like cyan/can. There is also considerable simplification of groups of consonants like fren/friend; juss/just; The grammar of this variety is simplified in phrases like he love = he loves (example 1); dollah/dollars (example 13).


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