differences in the pronunciation of individual words in the lexicon (i.e. phoneme distribution). In this article, transcriptions use Received Pronunciation (RP) to represent BrE and General American (GAm) and to represent AmE.
In the following discussion
superscript <sup>A2</sup> after a word indicates the BrE pronunciation of the word is a common variant in AmE
superscript <sup>B2</sup> after a word indicates the AmE pronunciation of the word is a common variant in BrE
For many loanwords from French where AmE has final-syllable stress, BrE stresses an earlier syllable. Such words include: