Bahamian English is a dialect of English spoken in the Bahamas and by Bahamian diasporas. It should not be confused with Bahamian Creole, which is an English-based creole language.
- The Kit Vowel: The realization of the kit vowel in the Bahamian English is pretty much the same as in American English, the default [ɪ].
- The Dress Vowel: The vowel of dress is [ɛ].
- The Trap Vowel: This vowel is mostly [a] or [æ].
- The Lot Vowel: As mostly of the US, this vowel is usually [ɑ].
- The Strut Vowel: It is the same as in the US English, [ʌ].
- The Foot Vowel: It is [ʊ].
- The Fleece Vowel: It's [i] or a diphthong [ɪi].
- The Face Diphthong: It's generally [eɪ] or [ɛɪ].
- The Palm Vowel: It is mostly [ɑ].
- The Thought Vowel: The vowel of thought is [ɔ].
- The Goat Diphthong: It's generally [ɵʊ] or [oʊ].
- The Near Diphthong: It's [eə] or [iə].
- The Square Diphthong: It's [eə].
- The Start Vowel: It's [ɑː].
- The North Diphthong: The diphthong in north is usually [ɔə].
- The Force Diphthong: The diphthong in force is usually [oə].
- The Cure Diphthong: The diphthong in cure is usually [uə].
- The Bath Vowel: This vowel is mostly [a] or [æ].
- The Cloth Vowel: It is mostly [ɔ].
- The Nurse Vowel: It varies among [ə], [ɜ] and [ɜi].
- The Goose vowel: It's mostly [ʉː].
- The Price/Prize Dithphong: It's generally [ɑɪ].
- The Choice Diphthong: It's [oɪ] or [ɑɪ].
- The Mouth Diphthong: It varies among [ao], [aɵ] [aɛ] and [ɑə].
- The happY vowel: It is pretty much the kit vowel: [ɪ].
- The lettEr-horsEs-commA vowel is [ə].
- The Bahamian accent is non-rhotic.
- There's poor distinction between the [v] and [w] sounds in Bahamian English. The contrast is often neutralized or merged into [v], [b] or [β], so village sounds like [wɪlɪdʒ], [vɪlɪdʒ] or [βɪlɪdʒ]. This also happens in the Vincentian, Bermudian and other Caribbean Englishes.
- Dental fricatives are usually changed to alveolar plosives:
-"That" turning into "Dat".
-"Those" turning into "Dose".
-"There" turning into "Dere".
-"They" turning into "Dey".
-"Thanks" becoming "Tanks".
-"Throw" becoming "Trow".
-"Three" becoming "Tree"
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