On Lark Rise to Candleford Laura Timmins calls her parents "mar" & "par"instead of 'ma' & 'pa'.?
I have never heard anyone on any other British show use these. I must say I find it irritating. Can anyone explain the reason for her pronunciation?
- Anonymous1 month ago
That may have been the sound in some country districts well over 100 years ago. That book was set well over 100 years ago, approx in the middle of the 19th century. The accents are from the West Country.
I might assume that the voice coaches would have known how to coach the cast in accents of that time.
Try 'Poldark' for accents further west.
- CogitoLv 72 months ago
It's a broad West Country accent.
A friend of mine in Devon always used to pronounce the name of a friend of ours, Emma, as 'Emmer' and another friend, Lisa, as 'Leezur'.
- Anonymous2 months ago
It’s a south west England accent