Cameroon English

Cameroon English

Cameroon English is a dialect of English spoken in Cameroon.

It is a post-colonial variety of English which has been in use in the territory for a long period, and over the years has developed characteristic features, particularly in lexis though also in phonology and grammar. These characteristics were once regarded as errors, but are now increasingly accepted as distinctive Cameronian contributions to the English language.

Phonological features

RP IPA|/ʌ/ and IPA|/ɒ/ tend to be pronounced as IPA|/ɔ/, making "cot", "cord" and "cut" homophones.



Further reading

*cite book |title=A Dictionary of Cameroon English Usage |last=Kouega |first=Jean-Paul |authorlink= |coauthors= |year=2007 |publisher=Peter Lang |location=New York |isbn=9783039110278 |pages= |url=

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