Canadian raising

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Canadian raising (plural Canadian raisings)

  1. (linguistics) The phenomenon in some dialects of English, especially Canadian English, in which /aɪ/ is realized as [ʌɪ] and/or /aʊ/ is realized as [ʌʊ] or [ɛʊ] before unvoiced consonants.