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Re: USAGE: English, Masculine, Feminine

From:Michael Poxon <m.poxon@...>
Date:Tuesday, June 15, 2004, 21:29
Positive.  /&/ is extremely common in modern British English, even among RP
extremists. The vowel in 'catch' might well have been pronounced as /e/ up
until the 50's - 70's in these circles, but it's very rare now, having been
replaced practically everywhere by /&/ giving modern RP /k&tS/.