Monthly Archives: May 2018

Southern British English==================

Standard

 

also called RP

clarity of diction

universally comprehended

long vowels

no rhotic

horse

 

fire as ”fa’u” – Michael Caine in Zulu.

come to mine.

house not home

flat not apartment

film or movie

film studies

cinema not movie theatre

actress/

pupil not student

schoolmaster – old hat

university not uni

undergradyatre not student

go up

go down

be sent down

”I see”  not ”right” to show we are listening

”tucker” – food

nosh

canonical grammar

does not skip articles

 

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Plummy accent ===============================

Standard

plummy accent. speak with a plum in your house

SE England

public school

how are you? How do you do?

drawing room. living room

not lounge

fag – cigarette

cannot be fag

chav.

John Lithgow in the crown and cliffhanger

riding not horse back riding

people do swear

non rhotic. court.

double R is pronounced such as barrister

H is pronounced usually. hello, house, henry not in honour and hour

H in where, who, whom, which , why, whose, when, whenever, whichever, whomsoever, whoever, wherever, what, wherever

 

were and where – difference

air hair lair – gone

gorn – gone. rhyme with quorn

affectations.

jolly good show – anachronistic

archaisms – by Jove.

 

Rhodes must stay ==============================

Standard

statue in Oxford

oriel

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who was he

midlands.

health

south africa

pm

Zambia and zimbabwe

boer war

misogynist

rudd concession. longengula.

people killed

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why some people want it removed

I prefer land to N

south African student

meglomaniac

 


had vote for black people

why it should say

history

artistic merit

Rhodes trust

judge him by his time.

developed the country

matabele attacked shona.

we will have to remove all statues

Standard British accent =======================

Standard

Where it is from

less distinct than it was.

pudding or afters.

long vowels

AUCTION

caught

dance

mall = shopping centre

shop not store

.cheers for thanks.

pronounce TH.

railway station not train station. not railroad.

Santa Claus

”one”

rugger

footer.

ghastly

beastly

frightful. – contrived.

”to” let’s go fly a kite.

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English accent =================================

Standard

there is none

what is called English accent is from southern England. prestige accent

royal family.

plum in the mouth.

non rhotic. No R unless word initial

strong T , water bottle. british butter

bath

france

fishing rod – not pole

tie not necktie

watch not wristwatch

T. water bottle. british butter. twenty.

may I buy you dinner.

do not say ##protest## it is ##protest against##

 

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Jallianwala Bagha Massacre – should UK apologise ==============

Standard

What happened?

why not to apologise

Indians did the shooting

Sikhs honoured Dyer.

passage of time

inder Kumar gijral said not to

Queen been to India many times. no protests. no request for apology.

such things are not apologized for

Dyer did not live in the UK until he was 55.

what else should we apologise for

responsibility = reparations.

larger massacres ignored. Indian massacre Hyderabad, operation blue star, sri lanka, Kashmir.

apology for expedient reasons. more people worship a rising sun than a setting sun.