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Re: CHAT: Cockney Orkish as she is spoken.

From:Raymond A. Brown <raybrown@...>
Date:Wednesday, February 24, 1999, 6:59
At 6:25 pm -0500 23/2/99, Steg Belsky wrote:
> >So in Cockney the words "death" and "deaf" sound the same, like the way >some rappers say it?
Exactly - they are homophones [dEf] in the speech of probably the majority of my students, whether white, Asian or black, who use the south west London vernacular. In my native Sussex when I was young, one used to come across occasionally the hypercorrection [dET] meaning 'deaf'. I don't know whether that still survives :) Ray.