loqu wrote:I met yesterday at work a guy who pronounced about something like [əˈbɛɪt] (sorry for the bad IPA, I'm not too versed in English sounds) and fine [fɑɪn] or sth like that. He's most definitely European, but I'd like to know what accent has those traits. Does any of you know?
fine [fɑɪn] is a, if not the, standard pronunciation in contemporary southern British English. The diphthong that, back in the early 20th century, Daniel Jones described as "[aɪ]" has now become [ɑɪ].
I have no idea where people say [əˈbɛɪt].