Mudcat Café Message Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe



User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
Jos BS: Regional UK Accents (137* d) RE: BS: Regional UK Accents 29 Jul 21


It strikes me as unlikely, if people learn their accents from the people around them. If they learn their accents from television and radio, English children are as likely to develop northern accents. The farming programme early this morning interviewed a farmer from the Bristol area, who had a Liverpool accent, though not strongly Scouse, and here in central southern England I am as likely to hear northern accents as southern ones.
And then there are the mixed Caribbean/Cockney accents that have developed more recently.

There was also a report recently that American toddlers, addicted to Peppa Pig, are developing RP English accents and saying 'biscuits' instead of 'cookies'.


Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.
   * Click on the linked number with * to view the thread split into pages (click "d" for chronologically descending).

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.