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Fast, Last, Past and Vast.

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Fast, Last, Past and Vast.

The example words (there are others) in the topic title appear to have a unique property....their pronunciation.
They are all commonly pronounced as though there is an 'r' between the 'a' and the 's' as in larst.
Looking on this site I am informed that the pronunciation 'larst' is correct and that 'last' is American Shocked
I'm very curious to know when and how this practice first arose as it's not a dialect thing.
Is it, for example a reaction to the American pronunciation or BBC English.
Just for the record I say 'fast' not 'farst'.
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Re: Fast, Last, Past and Vast.

It's all to do with our Pirate heritage, ARRRR  Grin
I would never pronounce it larst ether, don't know of anybody who does.
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Re: Fast, Last, Past and Vast.

I think this is regional.  certainly in the London area there is a tendency to sound the 'r'.
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Re: Fast, Last, Past and Vast.

Last is northern and larst is southern!  Wink
Wonder why they don't say arpple?  Shocked
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Re: Fast, Last, Past and Vast.

It's Bath not Barth. As far as the town goes anyway.
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Re: Fast, Last, Past and Vast.

But maybe you have a barth in Bath Undecided
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Re: Fast, Last, Past and Vast.

Well actually, that's what I'm thinking  Smiley
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How does one differentiate between pass (parss) and parse Undecided
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Re: Fast, Last, Past and Vast.

Now you are getting technical - or just picky Wink Wink
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No...I'm getting contextual Wink
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You can get a treatment for that Grin
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I was born with immunisation inherited from my parents Wink
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Re: Fast, Last, Past and Vast.

@artmo I take it you have the inflection.
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Re: Fast, Last, Past and Vast.

As a Yorkshire man I understand what you are saying.  I love hearing fast, last, past etc when I return to Yorkshire but living in the south generally hear the more extended words with the 'r' in.  All part of our rich language I guess Smiley
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When I joined the navy... ( ok... swing the lights.... sea story coming up  Roll eyes  ) way back in 1960.... one of the "duties" was to lay out the mess tables,  with cutlery.... having completed the "duty" early a couple of us were idly sitting with our bums on the end of the tables "shooting the breeze" or words to that effect.... in comes the G.I.. ( Gunnery Instructor) ( nasty bit of work)... and shouted at us .....
"Oi.... "      ( Don`t know anyone called Oi, but it got our attention  Cheesy ).....    " ....... Tables are for Glarses not arses".... at which we stood up and agreed with him ! ! !...  Shocked Shocked
Somehow I don`t think it would have had the same effect as " tables are for Glasses.... not  asses ">>>    Roll eyes