Datapoint Bislama/ɑ - low back unrounded vowel

Crowley (2004: 15) says that some rural speakers tend to lengthen stressed vowels in words of 2+ syllables. He also says this is stigmatized.

Final schwa in English or French source words (including schwas that are the result of /r/-loss in English) is generally realized as [-ɑ], e.g. [brata] brata 'brother', [moa] moa 'more'.


Exists (as a major allophone)

Example 23-215:
mother, mama