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Pacardi English refers to the variety of the English language spoken and written in the Kingdom and Republic of Pacardia. A dialect similar to Inland Northern American, it is rhotic in that the letter R is always pronounced. It is also characterized by its use of alveolar approximants /ɹ/, velar nasals /ŋ/, vocalic Rs /ɚ/, and glottal stops /ʔ/. It also possesses a unique vocabulary.

/pəkɑɚdi ɪŋɡlɪʃ, ɔɚ pəkɑɚdiən ɪŋɡlɪʃ ɹəfɚz tə ðə vɚaɪəɾi ʌ ði ɪŋɡlɪʃ leŋɡwɪʤ spoʊkən ən ɹɪʔn ɪn ðə kɪŋdəm ʌv pəkɑɚdiə/

Phonology /fənaləʤi/Edit

PEnglish Phonology

Features /fitʃɚz/Edit

rhotic

split similar to Pure-poor split (/ɚ/, /ɔɚ/)

MergersEdit

Mary-marry-merry merger (/eɚ/)

mirror-mere merger (/iɚ/)

Hurry-furry merger (/ɚ/)

Cure-fir merger (/ɚ/)

Pour-poor merger (/ɔɚ/)

Horse-hoarse merger (/ɔɚ/)

wine-whine merger (/w/)

Pronunciation /pɹənʌnsieɪʃən/Edit

advantage /ɛdvænɪdʒ/

again /əɡɛn/

almost /ɔɫmoʊst/

bank /benk/

bedroom /bɛdʒɹum/

better /bɛɾɚ/

bowl /bɔɫ/

button /bʌʔn/

can (verb) /kɛn/

can't /kænʔ/

candidate /kænədɪt/

cellular /sɛɫjɚ/

clique /klik/

crayon /kɹæn/

cure /kjɚ/

dawn /dɑn/

don /dan/

double-u /dʌbəju/

economic /ikənamɪk/

egg /eɡ/

exit /ɛgzɪt/

February /fɛbjueɹi/

Florida /flɔɚɾə/

fountain /faʊʔn/

fungi /fʌŋɡaɪ/

garden /gɑɚn/

herb /ɚb/

Indonesia /ɪndəniʒə/

internet /ɪnɚnɛt/

leg /leɡ/

mankind /mæŋkaɪnd/

marry /meɚi/

missile /mɪsəɫ/

mirror /miɚ/

(n)either /(n)iðɚ/

Oregon /ɔɚəɡan/

principally /pɹɪnsəbli/

process /pɹasɛs/

quarter /kɔɚɾɚ/

rainbow /reɪmboʊ/

route /ɹut/

thorough /θɚoʊ/

tomato /təmeɪɾoʊ/

twenty /twʌni/

sandwich /sæwɪdʒ/

scenario /səneɚioʊ/

sent /sɛnʔ/

schism /ʃɪzəm/

species /spisiz/

spirit /spiɚɪt/

status /stæɾəs/

stein /ʃtaɪn/

toward /twɔɚd/

vanguard /væŋgɑɚd/

vase /veɪs/

vegetable /vɛtʃdəbəɫ/

war /wɔɚ/

VocabularyEdit

acoustic non-electric

afrix any adjective/noun/verb relying heavily on context, also an interjection similar to damn

dome to administer through the nose

doo short for douche

dresser chest of drawers

epsicle ice pop

expressway any autobahn/highway/interstate

finna gonna, contraction of "fixing to"

Florida home sunroom

formate to cause a formation

French letter/preservative condom

gucci any eau de Cologne

gym shoe athletic shoe

lab bathroom

liber/lib libertarian, also any cigarette or small cigar such as a Cheyenne or Santa Fe

living quarters home

parkway tree lawn

pop soft drink

MacGyver improvised, makeshift

marine west coast drunk

median central reservation

niggerstick menthol cigarette (not understood among Pacardians as offensive)

salutate to give a salutation

several many

shysty having characteristics of a shyster, also shady

sunshower rain while the sun shines

swed cannabis, to smoke cannabis

totalle short for totalitarian

tropical high

vista windshield

SpellingEdit

The more American spelling is on the left. The more British spelling is on the right. The preferred Pacardi spelling is in bold.

color colour

theater theatre

organize organise

analyze analyse

dialog dialogue

plow plough

archeology archaeology/archæology

enology oenology/œnology

defense defence

connection connexion

cipher cypher

Example Text /ɪgzæmpəɫ tɛkst/Edit

/ɑl çjumən biɪŋz ɚ bɔɚn fɹi ən ikwəɫ ɪn dɪgnɪɾi ən ɹaɪts. ðeɪ ɚ ɪndaʊd wɪθ ɹizən ən kanʃəns ən ʃʊd æk twɔɚdz wʌn ənəðɚ ɪn ə spiɚɪɾ ʌv bɹʌðɚhʊd/

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.