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ATTITUDES TO SCOUSE
· Scouse is an accent which is distinctive and
· As a regional urban accent Scouse is rated
very low in comparison to other accents as it
is associated with crime and being "dirty" in
Violent, aggressive, criminal, rough football fans…read more
Scouse exhibits lexical features distinctive to its
"Bap ossie" An empty house
"Div/Divvy," means idiot which is now popular in
South London but was once native to Liverpool.
"Y'know" is often said at the end of sentences.…read more
BASICS OF SCOUSE
Scouse is known for being spoken fast, in a high accented
manner of speech. It also has a range of rising and falling
tones which isn't typical of most northern English accents.
Scouse, the native accent of Liverpool, has comparatively
unique features when compared to the surrounding areas.
Where Manchester and Leeds can arguably sound like
variations of the same accent, Scouse seems to be in a
world of its own. This is because Liverpool has had many
immigrants in recent centuries, particularly of Irish people.
Irish influences on Scouse speech include, Pronunciation of
unstressed `my' as `me', and the pronunciation of `th'
sounds lik e `t' or `d' and pronunciation of `k' sounds like
`ch.' `H' dropping and `t' dropping.…read more
SCOUSE PRONOUNCIATION IN
Like /t/, it is pronounced with the tip of the tongue making contact with the
alveolar ridge (the part of the mouth right behind the top row of teeth). Like an
/s/, however, the `slit t' is a fricative, pronounced by passing air through the
small opening created by the tongue's position (hence the `slit'). To outsiders,
then, the word butter might sound slightly like `busser.'
Words such as `book' and `cook' for example, can be pronounced as `boook' and
`kooo-ok'. This is true to other towns from the midlands, northern England and
Scotland. Oddly enough words such as `took' and `look', unlike some other
accents in northern towns, revert to the type and are pronounced `tuck' and
`luck'. Not all Liverpudlians are brought up to speak with this variation but this
does not make it any less Scouse.
One of the most unique Scouse features is the way the accent renders the letter
`t'. At the beginning of a word or a stressed syllable /t/ is affricated, becoming
something of a /ts/ sound: tree becomes `tsree', town becomes `tsown' and
Non-standard pluralisation of the second
person pronoun "you" to "yous"
Use of double negatives "I haven't been