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Though there is variation between black and white speakers, there is a tendency for speakers to drop /h/ or, in a hypercorrection, to add it to words without it so harm and arm are pronounced the same. The merger occurs most often in the speech of Abaco and north Eleuthera.
 
Though there is variation between black and white speakers, there is a tendency for speakers to drop /h/ or, in a hypercorrection, to add it to words without it so harm and arm are pronounced the same. The merger occurs most often in the speech of Abaco and north Eleuthera.
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Other characteristics of Bahamian Creole in comparison to English include:[5]
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Other characteristics of Bahamian Creole in comparison to English include:
 
*Merger of the vowels of fair and fear into [ɛə]
 
*Merger of the vowels of fair and fear into [ɛə]
 
*Free variation of the "happy" vowel between [ɪ] and [i].
 
*Free variation of the "happy" vowel between [ɪ] and [i].
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* John A Holm & Alison Watt Shilling, '''''Dictionary of Bahamian English''''', Cold Spring : NY : Lexik House publ., 1982 - [https://www.worldcat.org/title/dictionary-of-bahamian-english/oclc/462132248&referer=brief_results Available at WorldCat]
 
* John A Holm & Alison Watt Shilling, '''''Dictionary of Bahamian English''''', Cold Spring : NY : Lexik House publ., 1982 - [https://www.worldcat.org/title/dictionary-of-bahamian-english/oclc/462132248&referer=brief_results Available at WorldCat]
 
*[https://bahamianology.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/2017-DICTIONARY-OF-BAHAMIAN-WORDS-AND-PHRASES.pdf Dictionary of Bahamian Words and Phrases] - Bahamianology
 
*[https://bahamianology.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/2017-DICTIONARY-OF-BAHAMIAN-WORDS-AND-PHRASES.pdf Dictionary of Bahamian Words and Phrases] - Bahamianology
      
'''Online Dictionaries'''
 
'''Online Dictionaries'''
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'''Langugage Aids'''
 
'''Langugage Aids'''
 
* Patricia Glinton-Meicholas, '''''Talkin' Bahamian : a useful guide to the language of the islands''''', Nassau, Bahamas : Guanima Press in association with the Counsellors Ltd., 1994 - [https://www.worldcat.org/title/talkin-bahamian-a-useful-guide-to-the-language-of-the-islands/oclc/33047287&referer=brief_results Available at WorldCat]
 
* Patricia Glinton-Meicholas, '''''Talkin' Bahamian : a useful guide to the language of the islands''''', Nassau, Bahamas : Guanima Press in association with the Counsellors Ltd., 1994 - [https://www.worldcat.org/title/talkin-bahamian-a-useful-guide-to-the-language-of-the-islands/oclc/33047287&referer=brief_results Available at WorldCat]
 
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahamian_Creole#:~:text=Grammar Bahamian Creole Grammar] - Wikipedia
    
==Additional Resources==
 
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