Port Talbot English (PTE) is a variety of Welsh English spoken in Port Talbot.
Phonetics and phonology
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- /r/ is more often a tap [ɾ] than an approximant [ɹ].
- The sequences /tr, dr/ are realised as postalveolar affricates [t̠ɹ̠̊˔, d̠ɹ̠˔], as in RP.
- /l/ is always clear [l].
- As in many other southern Welsh accents, the NURSE vowel is rounded and fronted to [øː]. A small minority of speakers realise it as [ɚ], as in American English.
- Connolly, John H. (1990), "Port Talbot English", in Coupland, Nikolas; Thomas, Alan Richard, English in Wales: Diversity, Conflict, and Change, Multilingual Matters Ltd., pp. 121–129, ISBN 1-85359-032-0