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Thread #67852   Message #1136802
Posted By: Skipjack K8
15-Mar-04 - 06:50 AM
Thread Name: Any glottal stops down your way?
Subject: RE: Any glottal stops down your way?
What is the origin of the hard 't' that now features in Estuary? It is the opposite of the glottal stop, in that it exagerates the 't', as in 'that bloke's a nuTTer' and 'shuT it!' Maybe that's just it, hard; hard pronounciation by hard men.

Also, I'm a little confused, as I am a mongrel RP/accent sponge, and a Southerner living in 'the north', to know why my children refer to our local market town as 'Ba-u', when local youth dialect knows it as 'Barton'. My children's lazy speech is meant to crave acceptance by their local peer group, but by sounding different. Is it Albert Square cachet?