NOT TO MAKE NORFOLK PEOPLE CROSS
TO SOUND LIKE YOU DO COME FROM NORFOLK
Try and pronounce words like here, beer, clear,
dear, fear the same as hair, bare,
Clare, dare, fare.
it or not, this is what we do.
for advanced and/or adventurous learners: this also applies
to words like idea, diarrhoea, vehicle,
Try and pronounce words like garden, path, half,
cart with a vowel in the front of the mouth rather
like Australians do.
the vowel sound in the back of the mouth that is associated
with posh accents, Cockney and South African English.
of course, do not put an R in words like garden,
especially not in words like path then you will
sound like Eddie Grundy!)
fun with the Introductory Level next well try
to get you sounding a bit more as if you come from Norfolk!
Trudgill FBA President of FOND
Honorary Professor of Sociolinguistics at the
University of East Anglia