is a perceived feature of some varieties of spoken English
, and generally indicates longer vowel
sounds and/or diphthongs
. Varieties of English which are said to feature pronounced drawls include Southern American English
and Australian English
, especially Broad Australian English
The Southern Drawl, or the diphthongization or triphthongization of the traditional short front vowels as in the words pat, pet, and pit: these develop a glide up from their original starting position to [j], and then in some cases back down to schwa.