Brummie accent could be dead by 2066



The famous Brummie accent will die out in 50 years and we’ll be talking like Londoners, according to a linguistic report commissioned by HSBC.
By 2066 the distinctive Brummie accent will be a relic of the past as people lose their traditional inflection in favour of copying the accents of the capital, sociolinguistic experts believe.
Instead of pronouncing “singer” as “sing-guh”, future Brummies will be influenced by nearby London and say “singuh”. We will no longer drop our Hs and our vowels will become more streamlined. “Price” will no longer be “proice” but “praayce” and “you” won’t be... read more

 
29 September 2016 in Regional West, Views: 50
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