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wine-whine merger

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  • n. A merger in which ʍ (the sound heard at the beginning of the word whine in a Scottish accent or several accents in the United States) becomes w (the sound heard at the beginning of the word wine); in accents where this merger occurs, whine and wine are homophones.

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