I love british accents in general (yeah, brummie too) and without even realising, I think I've developed this kind of London-esque accent but the thing is... I've just listened to londoners in movies or TV series, so in ''real life'' there might be something different and that's where you lot come in.
What should I change to have more of a London accent? I know that there is various kinds of London accents but if it helps in anything, I'm referring to the most non-posh ones, like Cockney or Estuary English. I hate Received Pronounciation, in fact. So annoying!
Here's me reading a bit of The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy: https://soundcloud.com/nnsgabriel/lu...-arsenal-if-it
Transcription, to make things easier for you:
'Six pints of bitter,' said Ford Prefect to the barman of the Horse and Groom. 'And quickly please, the world's about to end.'
The barman of the Horse and Groom didn't deserve this sort of treatment, he was a dignified old man. He pushed his glasses up his nose and blinked at Ford Prefect. Ford ignored him and stared out of the window, so the barman looked instead at Arthur who shrugged helplessly and said nothing.
So the barman said, "Oh yes sir? Nice weather for it," and started pulling pints.
He tried again.
'Going to watch the match this afternoon then?'
Ford glanced round at him.
'No, no point,' he said, and looked back out of the window.
'What's that, foregone conclusion then you reckon sir?' said the barman. 'Arsenal without a chance?'
'No, no,' said Ford, 'it's just that the world's about to end.'
'Oh yes, sir, so you said,' said the barman, looking over his glasses this time at Arthur. 'Lucky escape for Arsenal if it did.'
Thanks in advance,