Like and light can be homophones. Sivertsen considers that [ h ] is to some extent a stylistic marker of emphasis in cockney.
This means that pairs such as laugh-life, Barton-biting may become homophones: But this neutralisation is an optional, recoverable one: These variants are retained when the addition of a suffix turns the dark l clear.
All this reinforces the phonemic nature of the opposition and increases its functional load. It is now well-established in all kinds of London-flavoured accents, from broad cockney to near-RP.
It is also transcribed as a semivowel [w] by some linguists, e. Sometimes such pairs are kept apart, in more deliberate speech at least, by a kind of length difference: The difference between musical and music-hall, in an H-dropping broad cockney, is thus nothing more than a matter of stress and perhaps syllable boundaries.
But these developments are evidently restricted to broad cockney, not being found in London speech in general. Wells' impression is that the doll-dole neutralisation is rather widespread in London, but that involving dull less so.
The minimum that should be used is CMHR The room should not be too hot as babies who overheat are at an increased risk of SIDS. The cockney accent often featured in films produced by Ealing Studios and was frequently portrayed as the typical British accent in movies by Walt Disney.
For example, thwee or fwee instead of three, fwasty instead of frosty. Peter Wright, a Survey of English Dialects fieldworker, concluded that this was not a universal feature of cockneys but that it was more common to hear this in the London area than anywhere else in Britain.
It cannot be used when "my" is emphasised; e. Use of ain't Use of double negatives , for example "I didn't see nuffink".
For example, in the Conference on the Teaching of English in London Elementary Schools issued by the London County Council , stating that "the Cockney mode of speech, with its unpleasant twang, is a modern corruption without legitimate credentials, and is unworthy of being the speech of any person in the capital city of the Empire ".
In the s, the only accent to be heard on the BBC except in entertainment programmes such as The Sooty Show was RP , whereas nowadays many different accents, including cockney or accents heavily influenced by it, can be heard on the BBC. The cockney accent often featured in films produced by Ealing Studios and was frequently portrayed as the typical British accent in movies by Walt Disney.
Spread[ edit ] Studies have indicated that the heavy use of South East England accents on television and radio may be the cause of the spread of cockney English since the s.
The variety first came to public prominence in an article by David Rosewarne in the Times Educational Supplement in October The phonetician John C. Wells collected media references to Estuary English on a website. Writing in April , Wells argued that research by Joanna Przedlacka "demolished the claim that EE was a single entity sweeping the southeast. Rather, we have various sound changes emanating from working-class London speech, each spreading independently".
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