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Glaurung

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Re: Linguistics thoughts
« Reply #15 on: June 12, 2020, 11:35:38 PM »
While I've got it to hand, here's a genuine example of the Norfolk accent that was lampooned in the video I posted two years. A Mr Green, of the village of Stiffkey (inevitably for Norfolk pronounced something like "Stewkey"), interviewed for local television in 1959, by a chap with a very RP accent.

Here's the Facebook post that explains a bit more about it.

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Re: Linguistics thoughts
« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2020, 10:19:14 AM »
Goodness that is tough to understand.

This man could well have been the inspiration for that incomprehensible fellow in hot fuzz

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Re: Linguistics thoughts
« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2020, 01:27:04 PM »
Pleasantly, I can understand most of it fine :) Some bits at the end are a bit trickier.

And yes - Norfolk and the West Country have somewhat similar accents, though Norfolk is much softer on its consonants.

At the moment I'm playing a Very Norfolk cleric in the D&D game I'm playing in and doing the accent, it's very good fun.
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