Datapoint Bislama/ɛ - lower mid front unrounded vowel

Crowley (2004: 16-17) says that the use of lax vowels corresponding to short vowels in the source language occurs in the speech of educated speakers. This needs more research; it may be regional and/or more widespread than his statement suggests.


Exists only as a minor allophone

Example 23-210:
over turn (< capsize)