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My Dad used to say fil-im... and "De-troy-it" for Detroit... this was once common in Toronto... but you don't think you hear it so much now... although I now live in Atlanta where if you don't say 'vee-hickle' or 'thee-ayter" (unvoiced 'th') people look at you funny.

Since I moved down here I had to stop saying 'eh', 'prohcess' and 'prohgress'... but funnily enough I had to start saying 'prohduce' for fruit and veggies.

wallacs February 8, 2011, 3:25pm

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goofy has it bang on... the voiceless consonant is responsible for the 'raising' of the vowel.

The difference can also be heard in the following example:

"I scream" vs "ice cream"... where the "ai" diphthong in "ice cream" is raised while it is not in "I scream".

wallacs November 5, 2010, 7:04pm

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