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"
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!
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
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
should sound like:
The T stops in the throat
So none of this:
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
The other 'TH' sound is UNvoiced, and that sounds like:
and they should be replaced by Fs
and in some words like:
We just don't say the TH sounds all the time
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:
Should become like:
Words which have the 'AI' sound
We don't say them like 'AI'
We say them like:
Also us cockneys, we prefer to say "me" instead of "my"
Probably wouldn't say that
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.
You want some money?
and third persons, we usually use them in reverse
Keep it under your hat, yeah?
But we have our words for things
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:
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