bad-lad split

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bad-lad split (plural bad-lad splits)

  1. (linguistics) a phonemic split of the phoneme /æ/ into a short /æ/ and a long /æː/, as heard in some varieties of British and Australian English, in which "bad" is pronounced /bæːd/ and "lad" is pronounced /læd/

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