TRAP-BATH Split Examples 2019-05-27T13:57:09+00:00

TRAP-BATH Split Examples


Common words that are pronounced with long /ɑː/ in Southern English accents and short /a/ in Northern English accents – otherwise known as the ‘TRAP-BATH Split’ are:


advantage
after
aghast
answer
ask
aunt
avalanche

bask
basket
bastard
bath
blanch
blast
branch
brass

can’t
cask
cast
castle
chance
chant
clasp
class
command
craft

dance
daft
demand
draft/draught

enhance
example

fast
Flanders
flask
France

gasp
ghastly
glass
graft
grant
grasp
grass

lance
last
laughter

mask
mast
master

nasty

pass
past
pastime
pastoral
pastuerise
pasture
path
plant
plaster
prance

raft
rafter
ranch
rascal
rasp
raspberry
reprimand

sample
shaft
slander
slant
stance

task
trance

vantage
vast

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