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Accents & Dialects Glossary
Accent: pronunciation peculiar to a particular person or place

Anticipatory
pronoun: construction containing a pronoun or verb phrase used as an emphatic tag (e.g. I play
football, me or he's a madman, is David)
Auxiliary verb: finite verb used in compound verbal constructions (e.g. I have…

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Accents & Dialects Glossary
Historic
present: verbal construction used as an alternative to the simple past tense when telling a story or
relating a series of connected events in the past (e.g. I says, I goes etc.)

Historic
Perfect: compound verbal construction used as an alternative to the simple past…

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Accents & Dialects Glossary
Reflexive
Pronoun: myself (mysell, mysen), yourself (yoursell, yoursen, thyself, thysen), himself (hisself,
hissell, hissen), herself (hersell, hersen), itself, ourselves, (usselves, oursells,
oursens), themselves (theirselves, theirsells, theirsens). Geordie Grammar

Rhotic: rhotic speakers pronounce the sound after a vowel in words such as start, north,
nurse, near,…

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Accents & Dialects Glossary
Yod: sound after the initial consonant and preceding an vowel in words like few,
pure and huge
Yod
coalescence: blending of the sound with the sound preceding an vowel
(e.g. dunebecomes June and tissue becomes `tishoo'). (Harrow School)…

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