Diphthongs gone wild

Bill Palmer w_a_palmer at BELLSOUTH.NET
Tue Sep 8 14:49:29 UTC 2009

BBC reported a story this morning about "Dubai, and other emirates" (but pronounced "emyirates")

Didn't I read somewhere that  BBC English is considered to be the standard for RP?  

Bill Palmer

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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