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  • You're asking me about Cockney accent?

  • Did you know a "Cockney" used to be a pejorative term for the working class

  • Yeah. Nonsense! It is the accent of the true Londoner

  • Who's a true Londoner?

  • If you're thinking of that guy in Mary Poppins

  • Nonsense, that is an American impostor,

  • He is not British. He is not a real Londoner!

  • Now, if you're thinking of Michael Caine...

  • He is a true Londoner!

  • He's a Cockney, and he's a legend

  • But how do you speak like a Cockney you ask?

  • Well my son there are a few rules you have to follow

  • if you want to sound like a true Londoner.

  • First one is that "Schwa" sound my good friend Aly taught ya!

  • that's the "UH" sound.

  • With a Cockney accent, it is more pronounced.

  • Regular person might say "Doctor"

  • But a Cockney says it "DoctAAAHH"

  • Same as in Stronger" "Faster" "Harder"

  • "StrongAAHH!"

  • "FastAAHH!"

  • "HARDAHH!"

  • That brings us to our next point,

  • Hs? Don't need em! Get rid of em!

  • Any word that begins with an H sound,

  • Get rid of that H!

  • Don't need you, H! Never have! You're useless!

  • Words like: "Who" "Have" "House"

  • we don't use the Hs! Get rid of them!

  • OOH! AV! OUSE!

  • For example:

  • Remember my good friend Aly's lessons?

  • You learned that "L"sounds can sometimes sound like a "W"

  • For example in these words:

  • "Hell" should be pronounced Cockney accent

  • like "Hew"

  • should become

  • Another thing...

  • My good friend Aly made you a video about the "Glottal T"

  • This is the T sound which is replaced by the sound in the middle of 'Uh-Oh'

  • The "Uh---" sound

  • Words like:

  • should sound like:

  • The T stops in the throat

  • So none of this:

  • Nah!

  • Should be:

  • Remember to use the Glottal T

  • the L that sounds like a W, and that big 'schwa' sound.

  • Other words could include:

  • Don't know how much more I should tell you mate.

  • Can tell you this, though

  • There are two types of 'TH' sounds in English

  • The 'voiced' which sounds like a:

  • They have a vibration in the throat

  • For example in words like:

  • Those 'TH' sounds will be replaced by a V sound

  • For example:

  • The other 'TH' sound is UNvoiced, and that sounds like:

  • Like in:

  • and they should be replaced by Fs

  • So

  • and in some words like:

  • We just don't say the TH sounds all the time

  • Just because...

  • Next thing to remember

  • sounds come from around the sides of the mouth

  • So for example:

  • should be more of an:

  • Around the sides of the mouth

  • 'OR' sounds become like:

  • For example:

  • Should become like:

  • Words which have the 'AI' sound

  • We don't say them like 'AI'

  • We say them like:

  • For example:

  • sounds like

  • Also us cockneys, we prefer to say "me" instead of "my"

  • For example

  • Probably wouldn't say that

  • Notice again

  • and we don't use Hs because who needs them.

  • Also a Cockney's quite partial to double negatives

  • and using the third person in reverse.

  • For example

  • You want some money?

  • and third persons, we usually use them in reverse

  • For example

  • Keep it under your hat, yeah?

  • But we have our words for things

  • For example

  • To say someone's attractive

  • To say the opposite, to say someone's ugly:

  • They are 'A minger'

  • You wanna talk about money

  • You're talking about your dough, your dosh, mate!

  • Us cockneys like to check for understanding in a conversation

  • by asking this question:

  • or

  • You want a test, bruv?

  • see how Cockney you are?

  • Look at these sentences

  • How would you, as a Cockney, say these?

  • Think that's all I can tell you for now

You're asking me about Cockney accent?

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Learn the Cockney accent with Jason Statham

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    鄧北宸   posted on 2016/09/29
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