i have been thinking about accents/dialects~probably because we are heading off to vanfest and a lot of them are from Birmingham/Black Country,and this results in swampy's brummie accent becoming more pronounced.
i always considered myself to be 'accentless', as are my sister and dad.
my mum and nan on the other hand have really strong portsmouth accents, almost cockney. someone recently asked me, on hearing i was born in portsmouth, why i didnt have 'the accent'? then in another conversation about accents i asked a friend how he would classify my accent and he said dorset; now this surprised me and my 'no accent' outlook! but thinking about it, i do come out with some strange sayings;i use the word 'they' instead of that and 'be' instead of 'are'~as in 'what be they then' and if i listen properly to what i'm saying i have noticed that words with 'o' in them, like 'round' and 'down' actually come out with the 'o' being replaced with 'e' and my 'r's are long and rolling, in an oh-ar kind of way!... ha! and i just thanked swampy for the cup of tea with 'thank ee'~i think that say's it all!
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