is there a north/south linguistic divide in england?

Doug Pebb   Fri Feb 23, 2007 10:36 pm GMT
<<A lot of northerners have [a] in words like 'letter' and 'comma'. Doug Pebb, what do you have in these words?>>

I myself have /@/ in those words.
Geoffrey Saxby-Louis   Tue Feb 27, 2007 2:25 pm GMT
I reside in the South of England and I always pronounce bath like "bahth". I don't recall anybody commenting on the way I pronounce bath but some people have remarked on the way I pronounce plastic. Rather like bath, I pronounce plastic "plah-stick". Some people have told me I should pronounce this with a shortened a (like "cat").