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Sierra Leonean English

Sierra Leonean English is the dialect of English spoken by Sierra Leoneans which has been heavily influenced by the Sierra Leone Creole people.

Pronunciation

Sierra Leonean English realizes /r/ as a voiced uvular fricative, or, more rarely, a uvular trill.[1] This is rare among accents of English.[2]

See also

  • Krio language, an English-based creole language originally spoken by the Krio people in Sierra Leone and today the country's main lingua franca.

References

Bibliography

  • Collins, Beverley; Mees, Inger M. (2013) [First published 2003], Practical Phonetics and Phonology: A Resource Book for Students (3rd ed.), Routledge, ISBN 978-0-415-50650-2
  • Ladefoged, Peter; Maddieson, Ian (1996). The Sounds of the World's Languages. Oxford: Blackwell. ISBN 978-0-631-19815-4.