Does Reading, UK, have an accent? If so, is there a phonetic example?
I have been having a debate with my friend who thinks that people from Reading, UK, have an accent but having looked online I can't seem to find anything personally. Can anyone help with phonetic proof please?
- OuthvalLv 71 year agoFavorite Answer
I live in London and accents are changing all the time. Here's a link which you may find interesting.....
- 1 year ago
Everyone has an accent no matter where you from
- STEPHENLv 71 year ago
Everyone has an accent.
- RRLv 71 year ago
I moved to Reading for a while. The first thing I noted was that the "ow" sound was replaced by an "ay" sound.
eg. "I am going down town." would be, "I am going dayn tayn."
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- Rona LachatLv 71 year ago
EVERYONE has an accent.
You do not hear yours.
Most cannot specify an individual city /town/.village accent. A linguist that studies accents can.
- MaxiLv 71 year ago
Everyone has an accent, regardless of where they livein the UK abd accents can change every few miles,so people who lives on side of the city could speak differently to those who live on the other side
- CarsonLv 61 year ago
They all have accents. Towns 5 miles apart can have different types. Some They have to slow down so you can understand them
They use words that we don't like 'knackered ' for tired. Pharmacy is the chemist. Not the store, ' the shop'. Nip means Stop by. They don't call in the phone. They ring.