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
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