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British Accents: North West vs Southern (part 2)

British Accents: North West vs Southern (part 2)


hello and welcome to British English pro-elocution online my name is Anna and this is the lovely Lucy from the English with Lucy now if you are an English language learner then you definitely want to head over to Lucy’s channel because she has loads of fantastic videos all about how to speak English yeah definitely come and see me there and subscribe definitely subscribe yeah we actually done part 1 to this video on my channel so head over there as soon as we finish this one so what are we doing today we’re talking about the difference between a northern accent which is where I’m from the north pavement and a southern accent where are you from you see I’m actually from bedfordshire but I’ve got a pretty standard British accent now I speak generally with a standard English accent as well as you know the reason you’re here is the standard English sound but i was born in southport and brought up in Manchester which means I caught up with a kind of like you sure and sometimes a MERSEYSIDE type accent so from now on I’m going to be talking with my northern accent right now we’re going to cover some of the sounds that you have if you’re a northerner we’ve already covered for on Lucy’s channel and watch that video in a moment but now i’m going to cover another four sounds I’m going to start off with the diphthong sound and and now you should know that diphthong is without moving to another so it’s not air into the air and butter northerner would change this into one standard sound so now i’m going to say a word in my northern accent and Lucy will repeat the word with a nice standard axle Lucy I will try lovely so the first word is her i would say hair her hair what’s that over the we’re over that ok and my moms called Marie Jimmy married yeah that’s what i said Mary Mary ok so they’re very different yes very different i’m actually not all northerners are as strong as that they don’t also and her we’re just going to the extremes here they wouldn’t necessarily do the full day long they probably just say their hair share and Mary so they still make it one vowel sound just not as harsh as the sound ok so the next sound that we’re going to look at is the consonant 00 which you know is the back of it on high and becomes a nasal sound and we use this time when we have an ing ending for example walking singing but northerners will release that post of G at the end so they release the pressure of the packet on and that the sound goes do singing and it’s a very subtle difference but it’s very nice full in the sentence i think yes so i would say singing and I would say singing singing yeah i would say singing so some other examples we have walking walking ping-pong ping-pong flying flying snuffly so the next sound is the a spirit H sound now you’ll hear northern if they even say this letter H so that’s a hsbc instead of hsbc so you see they make an aspirin when they said the single letter whereas standard would make it voiced a little down and when we put it into a sentence and a word we actually emit the sample together so i might say own and i would say home or i might say house I would say house is this our own this house is my hope I might even say in and a doing him and her yeah I’m gonna okay it was good and finally the finals and we’re going to talk to you about is the dark L sound with Tom scary this is a bit scary a lot of people find this Carrie actually there’s a difference as you may know between the light and the dark hell and the difference is the positioning of the back of the Tom so Ally tell is at the front and I lot like lovely Lucy but a darkhel is at the back all I mean usually a darkhel appears at the end of the words of words like sell film milk bottle bot or bland but all but if you’re in ordinary you might find that you put the darkhel at the front or you darken your light hell’s so was that begin with an l should be like northerners make it dark for example a little little lovey-lovey light light this little light of yours is lovely Lucy this little night yours is Love Lucy then again we’ve come for sounds that show the difference between a northern accent and a standard English accent of course the north of England has a variety of access we have Geordie scows Yorkshire and Lancashire and they all differ vastly so this is just a generic general idea if you want here for more differences and do head over to this channel as we mentioned before to see that other wonderful video that we did just a moment to go and don’t forget to follow us on all our social media channels where you’ll find other really helpful resources so go to our facebook or twitter Tsar rebo you got loads happening everything on twitter you don’t have to decide matters someone’s made a fait with yes well do you head over to those were all the links in the description box below and if you’re interested in having a great standard English accent just like The Love Lucy and like I am speaking now then now our courses available 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100 thoughts on “British Accents: North West vs Southern (part 2)

  1. Being from New York City, I associate the hard G at the end of ing words with Yiddish. Jewish people who have learned standard American English often have this remnant from their grandparents and great-grandparents. There are few if any people from northern England in the neighborhoods of New York and environs, except, perhaps in some of the enclaves in Manhattan. I don't recall having ever met any Brit in the New York area with your accent, though I am familiar with it through film and a long-ago radio program on the New York Times, hosted by a man called Commander Whitehead(I no longer remember his first name) who played tapes of people speaking from all over the British Isles.

  2. I really loved the vid but if I haven't got my english knowledge I couldn't follow you 'cause the english subtitles were quite wrong sometimes, so I hope you can fix up next time
    Anyway, thank you for show us this amazing accent which I love it

  3. “Standard” English accent you mean. Received Pronunciation is the eradication of a dialect so it’s not a standard accent, it’s a conscious way of speech. It’s also a general English accent, not British. No Scottish, Welsh or N. Irish person would ever talk with an RP accent so to call it a standard British accent is falsely generalising 3 countries to all be the same as English. I think you and your videos are absolutely fantastic but more thought in your choice of words would stop polarising your British viewers who aren’t from England (coming from a Scottish person)

  4. Does that mean that northerners always use the dark 'L' (at the beginning and at the end of words)? I couldn't tell the difference D:

  5. You might want to correct the sub-titles where the they "access" when it should say "accents" 🙂

  6. Thank you for this video…being a stone age generation i quite difficult indeed…I never realised until now that there is a "light L" and "dark L" in English pronunciation….hahhaah. It's like Dark Elf and Light Elf….ahahahah

  7. I’m from the northwest 😂 this is actually amazing 😂👏🤦‍♀️👏😂🤦‍♀️

  8. Wow😯😯😯 I thought it would be very tiny difference between southern and northern english! I am even afraid of understanding the northern accent if I will be able to go to England!
    P. S. Lovely video!😊😊😊

  9. Could you make a video pronouncing words like: there, they're, their…. and words like those… Pleaaaaaase

  10. so … most british , from the north or the west or the east london , most of them ommitted the "t" sound , like water become "wa-er " … i'm getting even more confused geographically after watching few of the videos @@

  11. I am just wondering about the development of the accents as you move north in England. I seem to hear a bit more of a transition into what seems like a blending with a Scottish accent…am I right, or is it just my untrained ear?

  12. As you are someone who has changed her accent, I have a question for you. These videos are all about learning English, and apart from your series on regional accents, everything is taught in Received Pronunciation. What are your thoughts about native English speakers changing their accents in order to blend into a new community? I see Americans who begin to adopt RP getting ridiculed. Yet, you’ve modified your accent, Americans from the south will often lose their southern accents if they move north, and we strongly encourage non-native speakers to lose as much of their accent as possible. I’m just wondering what your thoughts are on changing accents, especially within your own language and between countries.

  13. Manchester, the North of England, you have to be kidding, more like the Midlands Cumberland in the west, cross the River Tyne into Northumberland in the east ,that's the North, where they speak Danish. it's the bacon & Lurpak
    One just loves diphthongs..not too tight ?. "tip" to improve one's word power, from a well used O E D, rip out a random page every morning, shred it, mix with breakfast cereal, and consume, then they will say he's swallowed a dictionary. and they would be right.

  14. I've just realized that i got a much stronger northern pronunciation than a southern one…except that for the L sound and the U sound…love from Italy!

  15. I see another different with the American accent, Americans tend to pronounce -err and -arr the same, while the English pronounce them as two different sounds. Plus both accents appear to be non-rhotic, while the Northern (but not all Southern or New England) American accents are rhotic. So you would drop the -r in hair.

  16. Anna is presenting the Lancashire accent as standard for the whole North, it's not. On the North East side (Yorkshire etc) we don't say hur for hair or sinGinG.

  17. like im in between like i would say bath like a where lucy is 'posh' to me lol so she goes baaaaath like aauuh but then i'll be like don't like the letter o like 'oh' , but not like aana who goes dooooon't like ooh like she's scottish lol
    my dad is basically anna cuz ghe's from bolton. he also says his 'a' 's weird and idk how to pronounce them on text sooo
    oh ik… like say when u pronounce day or even the letter 'a' you'll say it like a'y' but my dad is like aaaa like without the 'y' bit so he'll be like daaa …. not like 'dad' daaa like a'y' bit without the y bit
    im terrible at explaining srry lol

  18. I've heard that southern accent is considered to be more.. posh or elegant and is nearer to R.P, is it true?
    Sorry for my mistakes which I probably have made, I'm still learning English 😉
    Would I make a mistake, if I started learning English with nothern accent? For me it sound more British I don't know why, but it is awsome. Thanks in advance for your answers/respones. 🙂

  19. Anna, I used to like the British accent and always tried to imitate it; then, suddenly, I changed my mind and wanted to learn the American accent. A couple of weeks ago, I came coincidentally across one of your videos, and guess what! You made me change my mind and get back STRONGLY to the British accent. ♥️😘

  20. Anna, as someone originally from Burnley but who was "transported" to Australia when I was 5 and spent the last 54 years there, I found your (our) native accents captivating. I couldn't stop smiling listening to you. You took me home for a few minutes. xx

  21. Seems like the Newfoundland accent shares a lot of the features of the Northern accent, especially the “h”. We drop it and h’add it h’on.

  22. Anna, hi. I just visited the website. but it is not available.
    I see that where accents in Games of Thrones come from . that's very amazing and interesting.
    I wanna learn that accent.

  23. I am from the U.S. but my favorite type of British accent is a Manchester accent. I don't know why but I love it! 😊

  24. Lovely and super fun to watch video! Loved it!!!! It's good to know that you can learn a different accent and speak it properly. Maybe I'll try to learn the standard British accent some day.

  25. I wish both of you would be my phonetics teachers. I'm from the Netherlands and I'm studying to be an English teacher, but my teacher for phonetics sucks. He isn't good at teaching so my whole class don't get a thing he says in his lessons

  26. i've got a questio, are people who vocalize g in a word (like northern accent does) all from the north?

  27. America's Tom Brokaw is notorious for using the "dark L" at the beginning of words. He's cannot help but "swallow is Ls" at the start of words.

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