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A lovely lady explaining English accents and dialects.

#1  Postby Thomas Eshuis » Aug 15, 2019 1:01 pm

"Respect for personal beliefs = "I am going to tell you all what I think of YOU, but don't dare retort and tell what you think of ME because...it's my personal belief". Hmm. A bully's charter and no mistake."
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#2  Postby Spearthrower » Aug 15, 2019 1:26 pm

My accent flops back and forth between RP & Cockney; the former when I haven't spoken to a native speaker for a while, and the latter when I've recently caught up wiv friends.
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#3  Postby laklak » Aug 15, 2019 1:46 pm

Funny how accents work. I'm far more Southern when I'm here, but it moderates into a more generic 'Murikan afer a few months back in Swaziland. Somehow "all y'all" stays, though.
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#4  Postby The_Piper » Aug 15, 2019 2:02 pm

Lookit all y'all it's a sabotage!
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#5  Postby Thomas Eshuis » Aug 15, 2019 2:22 pm

I watched a series on the BBC last month in which some characters spoke with an accent I did not recognise, but they ended several key words with a -ch , g-sound.

* Edit, just found out it's called scouse:


The baltich sea....



Looch out, it's the bizzies!
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#6  Postby THWOTH » Aug 15, 2019 2:31 pm

You might find this education video helpful...

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#7  Postby Thomas Eshuis » Aug 15, 2019 2:47 pm

THWOTH wrote:You might find this education video helpful...


:cheers:
"Respect for personal beliefs = "I am going to tell you all what I think of YOU, but don't dare retort and tell what you think of ME because...it's my personal belief". Hmm. A bully's charter and no mistake."
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#8  Postby The_Piper » Aug 15, 2019 4:51 pm

What's the one where they say "big bangk" instead of big bang?
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#9  Postby Briton » Aug 15, 2019 5:30 pm

Couldn't understand a word she said; posh cow.
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#10  Postby Fallible » Aug 15, 2019 7:00 pm

Hahaha! Posh cow! Foochin’ scatty auld bag.

You know you’re talking to a Scouser when you think it might be a foreign language, but you noticed they said “arr ey” or “‘angg on” at the start of it, or “loov”, “mayst” or “lad” at the end of it.
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#11  Postby Briton » Aug 16, 2019 8:35 am

Fallible wrote:Hahaha! Posh cow! Foochin’ scatty auld bag.

You know you’re talking to a Scouser when you think it might be a foreign language, but you noticed they said “arr ey” or “‘angg on” at the start of it, or “loov”, “mayst” or “lad” at the end of it.


:) I'm pretty good with accents. My father was Glaswegian and my mother was from Wales. I've also lived and worked all over Britain so that's also helped. I did have a gypsy type trying to buy a vehicle off of me last week though and I did have to ask his mate what he was saying. He was straight out of Snatch.
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#12  Postby Fallible » Aug 16, 2019 1:51 pm

:rofl:
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#13  Postby Spearthrower » Aug 16, 2019 2:05 pm

Briton wrote:... I did have to ask his mate what he was saying.



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#14  Postby Fallible » Aug 16, 2019 2:19 pm

“Oi aaa ferthissun.”
“‘E aas fer this ‘un.”
“He has for this one.”
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#15  Postby laklak » Aug 16, 2019 2:27 pm

My father-in-law moved back to Newcastle from Johannesburg. He's only been there a few months and his accent is indecipherable now. Even Mrs. Lak struggles and she speaks Deep Geordie.
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#16  Postby Alan B » Aug 16, 2019 4:00 pm

I have NO BELIEF in the existence of a God or gods. I do not have to offer evidence nor do I have to determine absence of evidence because I do not ASSERT that a God does or does not or gods do or do not exist.
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#17  Postby Alan B » Aug 16, 2019 4:10 pm

The Guardian
The menace of 'mincing': Lord defends regional accents – archive, 1934

14 August 1934: Lord Ponsonby pleads for the preservation of accents but says cultivating one is the most objectionable form of speech that exists.
Lord Ponsonby broadcast last night on Accents, and pleaded for the preservation of country and of Cockney accents, of dialects, end of peculiarities of speech. “But I make one exception,” he said, “and that very strongly. It is the accent which is cultivated or copied and is not natural. This generally means mincing, which is the most objectionable form of speech that exists.

“Mincers are trying to raise themselves to some imaginable higher level. They are ashamed of their origin. They are snobs. I am rather afraid that if an attempt succeeds to standardise our speech and language we may become a nation of mincers. Now about the BBC announcers. There is no one in the room just now, so I can talk freely about them.”

And as for them 'talkies'
There is a worse danger, and that is the talking films. If people try to imitate that low, sonorous, metallic American it will be nothing short of a catastrophe. My plea is that everyone should talk as they have been brought up to talk, however broad the accent may be. In any case, the natural is preferable to the artificial.


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#18  Postby laklak » Aug 16, 2019 4:33 pm

Eh by Gum!
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#19  Postby Spearthrower » Aug 16, 2019 4:47 pm

laklak wrote:Eh by Gum!



*groan*

That was catastrophically low, sonorous and metallic Lak, you mincer!
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#20  Postby Alan B » Aug 16, 2019 4:54 pm

It's "Eee bah Goom". :snooty: :british:
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