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Cockney English (FL_UNC)
Transcript of Cockney English (FL_UNC)
throughout time? TODAY: What is Cockney? Where does it
come from? Videos + Activity Let's 'av a butchers at what we've learnt! History of the English Language
Facultad de Lenguas - UNC Cockney English What is A Cockney? ygijkjbnkjnkjn kjhkhbkhb kbjhkjb Cockney Rhyming Slang Phonological Features Grammatical Features Borrowings = Thanks! M. Magdalena Stang Group C-D
History of the English Language Tom Hanks! a chicken’s egg / "COCKEN-AY": Connotation: inferior / worthless a misshapen egg "born within the sound of 'Bow Bells'" any Cockney speaker non-standard variety of British Cockney: A Cockney: English spoken in London 16th century: 18th century: By the end of the 18th century: - two accents: Cockney vs Polite Pronunciation - The EDUCATION ACTS made the social differences more profound - Cockney as a way of talk as well as a way of life began to attract WRITERS' attention "the language of all Londoners
who were not part of the Court" derogatory meaning more accepted - varied opinions - regarded as "amusing" “from the Empire, from the gypsies, from the English Jews, from the two World Wars, and, indeed, from any outsider who came up with a word that caught the popular fancy” (McCrum, 305) from ROMANY: Pucker - Pal - Duke from YIDDISH: Nosh - Donah Shemozzle - Gelt - from the WORLD WARS: Parlyvoo - Bullshit Outsiders: "Chronic" Cockney expansion: "Mate" Use of ain't >> That ain't got nothing to do with it <<
[SE: That has nothing to do with it] The "g" is lost in -ing endings Drinkin' - eatin' - goin' - puttin' Use of the past participle >> I done it yesterday << [SE: I did it yesterday] when referring to isn't, aren't, hasn't and haven't instead of the simple past Grammatical Features Question tags are widely used >> ‘E knew all abaht it, didnee? <<
[SE: He knew all about it, didn’t he?] are frequently DROPPED The prepositions TO and AT in relation to places >> I’m goin’ down the pub <<
[SE: I’m going down to the pub] >> They're over me mum’s <<
[SE: They’re over at my mother’s] instead of Possessive Adjectives Use of Object Pronouns /h/ DROPPING: silent h - 'ospital; 'umble Substitution: /0/ and /ð/ replaced by /f/ and /v/ "barf" for bath - "fin" for thin - "bruvver" for brother GLOTTAL STOP: intervocalic /t/ > be!er for better; bo!le for bottle /t/ in word-final position > "didn't" becomes "didn"
"haven't becomes "avn" VOWEL Shift: “day” sounds like "die" "buy" sounds close to “boy” Phonological Features LOSS of the final /g/ sound in the -ing endigns: LONG "o": Doin’ for doing; Eatin’ for eating “stoo” for “stew”, “nood” for “nude”,
“noos” for “news” DROPPING of letters and SLURRING of words : “Old” becomes “Ol” ”You” sounds "yer" WORDS get run TOGETHER: “God blind me” becomes "gorblimey" "Sheer enjoyment of words" "There's nothing better to a Cockney than to TALK - to talk ENJOYABLY, to talk COLOURFULLY, to use wonderful phrases. That's Cockney." (Bob Barltrop) Trouble and Strife = Wife Rabbit / Rabbit and Pork = Talk Adam and Eve = Believe Dog and Bone = Phone Loaf of bread = Head Frog and Toad = Road Old China (china plate) = Mate Get Elephant's Trunk = get drunk Rub-A-Dub: Pub Be on my Jack (Jack Jones) = be on my own Pigs' Ears = Beers 'av a butchers (Butcher's hook) = have a look Working class - East End of London By the end of the 19th century: