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Regional accents - are they more diluted ?

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  1. HMHB

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    I went to my local supermarket this lunch time and had to laugh to myself when I heard a chap (in his 60s probably) saying
    "A drop of watter norrot yer, what's up weeyer?" - meaning that it was only raining slightly and it won't cause you any harm, so what's the problem.
    I've noticed that this kind of talk around here is much stronger and broader amongst the older generation so started me wondering if these accents will soon start to merge into something less unique ?
     
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    Sounds more like dialect than accent to me...
    I think that unique dialects (ie. grammar, phrases and so on) are on the downturn but havn't noticed any change in the accent with which people speak. I think it's a good thing if we're all able to understand each other.

    Has it been raining oop norf then? :)
     
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    I found that when I lived in London my Geordie accent became much more diluted. If more youngsters are going away to uni, then this could cause what you have noticed.

    Cheers,
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    Dr Who has always had trouble with the dialects
     
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    Here the old Sx brogue has disappeared and been replaced with slack mouth patois a variant of "Sarf" London
     
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    ah divina what ye gannin on aboot..!
     
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    ich spreche nicht Shandy
     
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    Thas of pub while thas teks tha whippet fot walk
     
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    si me vas a hablar en un idioma estranjero es mejor que lo hagas bien boludo!
     
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    Qué dije estaba correcto usted forro
     
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    Depends where you are around here - the closer to the bridge or larger central towns/cities then the more diluted accents become - as l am said more people are moving around and so you have a broader range of accents that over time seem to all become very similar.

    But there are definitely still phrases and sayings that are still local.....Where to? Instead of where or where is it? 'There's lovely' is always another good one. And 'see' goes on the end of most sentences... Ah so stereotypical :D
     
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    I get accused of sounding English when I go back home to Scotland ( been in London/South of England for 13 years). However everyone down here thinks I've got a very strong accent ( apart from the odd American who thinks I must be Irish).

    I've never been hard to understand though particularly. Quite a posh Glaswegian accent. I do have relatives that I cannot nderstand myself but thats always been the case : mumbling and bad grammer do not make you "more" Scottish in my book.
     
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    usted ES forro
     
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    forro is not a word that exists in the country of my birth.
     
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    <Most people cant tell my accent. One said I sound "Rhodesian"my brother in law thinks I'm a toff and my wife takes the **** when I adopt an estuary accent
     
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    should be: forro is not a word that exists on the planet of my birth. :rotfl:
     
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    I just got it from a website with Argentinian spanish on - the place I looked up for you calling me a 'jackass'

    ... they said it ment arsehole / moron ... which was about the least offencive I could find.

    But since I was correct in the first place - it doens't really matter ;)
     
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    Deek at that charver lowpin' ower t'yat = Look at that boy jumping over the gate
    I chorred a yat on sat'dur when I was gattered = I stole a gate on saturday night when I was under the influance of alcohol. (I chore, you chore, he is a chorer, it is chored.).
    Aas gonna clout yer luggins. = I intend to hit you in the general vacinity of your ears.
    Mott, you'll be a mott soon. = Girl you will be a woman soon.
    Ya divn't wanna lowp into yon parney. = You do not want to jump into that water.

    These are examples of?-------
     
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    its a very common expletive in Argentina but is not meant to be that offensive. Jackass would be about right. Any way I wasnt trying to be offensive :D Just banter!
     
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    looks like:
    north cumbrian - mix of Lancastrian and North East
     
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    neitehr was I - hence why I chose the least offencive one i could find ... it was simply to return a ' phrase in kind '

    and for translation:

    ( in german ) I do not speak ( in English ) Shandy

    -- I do not understand the language spoken by those that put lemonade in their beer ie people from the 'sarf' of England
     
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    ok :thumbsup:
     
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    but I have to say that is a bit of a stereotype. Dont know any who drink that horrendous concoction
     
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    All I can say is thank god there is an expanse of land separating Norfolk from us civilised folk.

    Not only does the accent become totally unintelligible, but you'd be lucky if they didn't burn you at the stake at the same time. :D :D :D
     
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    it is well done
     
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    does anyone speak that dialect
     
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    "Thou great latchicoat"
    "A gay barie cuddy"
     
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    LGS talking nonsense i should say, and not for the first time......... :D :hiya:

    Personally i notice that my wife's accent always gets stronger when she goes home to Ireland. Her sister who also lives over here has the same effect and her other sister in America has developed a definite Yankee twang!
     
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    I've been thinking about this on my walk this morning.
    Up to 10 years ago, the younger generation left school and went down the mines around here and would probably have picked up this sronger local dialect from the older chaps working there. This would then filter through to the local pubs they frequented and influenced other people who didn't work down the pit. Now that most of the mines are closed there isn't that contact between the older and younger generations and also the local pubs are all becoming the same and target the younger generation. There are only a few pubs left around here which I would call "locals" where it doesn't matter how old you are as everyone talks to each other.
    I've been rambling in more ways than one this morning haven't I ;)
     

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