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Re: R: Re: R: Re: basic vocab

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Thursday, September 21, 2000, 0:12
Mangiat wrote:
> Indeed I meant Standard English. I've never heard Cockney, but isn't that > dialect famous because it's full of glottal stops?
Among other things. There's also the loss (not sure if it's complete or just in certain environments) of /T/ and /D/, so that "brother" comes out as "bruvver". Also drops /h/ and is also famous for "rhyming slang", like "dog and bone" for "telephone".
> Share 'em with us!
I guess I should've given a URL when I mentioned that. :-) -- Dievas dave dantis; Dievas duos duonos God gave teeth; God will give bread - Lithuanian proverb ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTailor