Poll: Does American English use the schwa - neutral vowel sound - more than other types of English?

Does American English use the schwa - neutral vowel sound - more than other types of English?

Yes, it does.
No, it doesn't.

Statistics Stats

This Poll:

  • Votes: 480
  • Comments: 4
  • Added: September 2004

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Comments:

arnquist

This pole needs tobe like the ones that have 4 or more options so we know who thinks what, American, British or other English speakers. I'm American and I voted yes.

Anne

To arnquist it's poll not pole - unless you are posting it from the north pole and over there polls are poles. Anyway, you are quite right about the options. Well, I am a Pole and British English is my second language.

Guillermo

I am an Ecuadorian and I am bilingual. American Englsh is my first/second language. Yes American English uses schwa more frequently than English English.

Don

It depends a lot on the dialect, too. Working-class Liverpool is almost all schwa and glottal stops - hardly another vowel to be found. American English, in general, uses more different vowels that UK dialects.

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