Canadian raising

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English[edit]

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Examples

Canadian pronunciation of out (above) compared with the American pronunciation (below)

Noun[edit]

Canadian raising ‎(plural Canadian raisings)

  1. (phonology, dialectology) 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.