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  • Hi I'm Joel, I'm Lia and I'm Lucy. So in today's video we're going to be talking

  • about three features of modern RP, which is also know as contemporary RP. And we're joined today by one of our faves, it's Lucy!

  • Hey guys, thanks for having me. Thanks for having us, we're so polite. It's such a pleasure! Thanks for coming to my house.

  • Thanks for letting us sleep in the same bed! Oh yeah, sorry! You know how you guys are always on about them being a couple? Well I just put them in the same bed

  • and thought there'd be no problem. haha no it was actually really fun, you kept hearing us laugh, didn't you? You just giggled the whole night long.

  • In a platonic way. Yeah, oh definitely there was no tickling! I got really jealous, I felt really left out. Aw you should have come and joined us. I had a glass against the wall. Let me have fun too!

  • It's an honour to be on the Joel & Lia channel! Aw you're in the Joel & Lia sandwich right now. This is what it feels like. Joel & Lia Panini! We need to start calling it that, the Joel & Lia panini.

  • Come on, if we're doing contemporary RP, sandwich doesn't cut it. Or focaccia, is that how you say it? Don't swear! Joel!

  • Okay, so lets kick it off. The first feature of modern RP is, the L

  • vocalisation. so we're just going to go through a couple of words and we're

  • going to get Lucy to say the word in RP and then Joel or Lia will say it in Contemporary

  • RP and these differences are tiny so don't worry if you can't hear them, we're

  • going to talk about them too. real whereas in modern are people would say

  • real wall tall table yes you guys say more like table. To be honest

  • when I'm speaking quickly that's probably what I would say. And the last word: shelf. Yeah so do you say the

  • L in shelf in contemporary RP you just skip straight over that you'll just be

  • shelf. It's almost like a W is there

  • yeah you sort of replaced the L with vocalised W so it's 'ooow' instead of 'l', and again, like

  • we said it's a really tiny difference but it's a

  • noticeable difference because you will get people that speak conservative RP

  • they will say "no it's shelf!" yeah it's more common amongst people our age

  • to sort of be speaking modern RP so skipping over these L's so if you can hear

  • the difference great and if you're trying to work on that accent then

  • that's just one of our tips and many people might flit between the two and

  • depending on situations so if I'm presenting yes I'll probably go more on the....

  • shelf! yeah shelf sort of side. But yeah, I'm contemporary when I'm speaking with my friends. But just remember you can speak however you want to. We're

  • not telling you how to speak and what's correct and incorrect we're just giving

  • you some tips and some ways that identify different accents so the second

  • feature is glottalisation so we're just going to run through a couple of

  • sentences again and you can listen out for the differences so first sentence

  • please Lucy not only not only take it off take it off (it feels like an order!) quite easy quite easy

  • I would definitely, I would speak where you are. Not only, it's not such a strong glottal stop.

  • but would you ever say bottle or butter. No, in one word I wouldn't but when I'm connecting

  • words then I would. definitely and I think if you did do that that's a sign of a different accent

  • you probably wouldn't be a modern RP speaker if you do say things like butter

  • you never say but but yeah that's true actually but actually and do you say

  • that with words like cat do you say cat or cat yeah so normally if a T is at the

  • end of a word then I'd say have you got a cat. yeah that's so interesting isn't it.

  • so yeah worth bearing in mind and like we said these changes are really small so the

  • last feature is yod coalescence yeah, have I said that correctly? I think you said it beautifully! here's a couple of examples of that -

  • the first one Tuesday Tuesday and then we've got graduate graduate oh I did a

  • glottalisation there as well,Yod coalescence is just a fancy word for

  • when you're taking a sound like Tuesday which is technically what you're

  • taught is the correct way it's the traditional way to say it but in modern

  • RP you'd turn the T into a CH sound so Tuesday goes to Tuesday but also the

  • vowel instead of going Tuesday you just go Tuesday yeah if that

  • make sense. It's more efficient isn't it, it's just to the point. Lets yod drop! Let's start a new movement. so those are the three features that we are going to

  • teach you today there are many other features but these are the three main

  • ones I think that you would hear every day if you listen to a modern RP speaker

  • yeah and there's nothing wrong with the way that language and

  • accents are evolving if you like for instance when I listen to my boyfriend's

  • parents speak compared to the way he speaks I always think that he's trying to like

  • drop his accent a little bit to like be more down with the kids

  • down with the kids is basically what to say but it's just it's just the way it has

  • evolved and it's just easier to speak maybe it feels a bit more relaxed in the

  • mouth maybe we are the lazy as a generation yeah in any language if you

  • look at old films you think oh they look like so stuffy and they sound so

  • old-fashioned yeah and it is because every language tends to evolve yeah it's

  • just a natural process I guess I like it it's nice a bit of diversity I think the

  • way people speak I love listening to people speak I don't know if the older generation would like it, they're very protective over their traditions.

  • Well thanks Luce, do you mind us calling you Luce? No it's nice, I do it on voice whatsapp and I don't know if I'm allowed to. You are. I'll give you my written permission

  • afterwards, but no one else is allowed. No Lucy to all of you. No that's fine!

  • Actually I once filmed in a video that my mum calls me Lolly and I was like but no one else is allowed to call me Lolly apart from my mum

  • And people still call me Lolly. It's so weird! You're not my mum!

  • We did a video over on English with Lolly's channel,

  • but we actually did film a video over on Lucy's channel so what did we film there? We filmed some funny stories about mistakes

  • that we made in our own language yeah with the intent of making learners of English as a second language feel a little bit better

  • and in the meantime making us feel stupid, we felt very stupid, some of them were ridiculous.

  • we come across so dumb especially me, so if you wanna have a laugh, maybe go over and get your fix!

  • comment on Lucy's video with a little blonde emoji so that we know you've come over from us.

  • anyway don't forget to subscribe if you haven't already and we'll see you next

  • time oh my god, I just pulled a little bit of your hair! Got like the worst evils ever

  • keeping it in! don't touch my wig!

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    Michael Cheung posted on 2019/05/25
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