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    ands is offline Newbie
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    hey, at first I want to say hello as Im quite new in this forum,
    my question is: can you help and advise me how I can pick up on Cockney accent, accent spoken in London, do you know any sources which I can learn it from? or some basics like types of vowels etc., do you think it is possible for a foreigner to pick up on Cockney accent? I mean, I know I will never be perfect but I at least want to try, so if anyone knows sth I would be pleased with some information, I have been always interested in this amazing London accent

    thanks in advance

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    hello

    perhaps the british tv-series "only fools and horses" could help. I think there they are speaking cockney.

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    'ave a butchers at this wind and kite: Cockney Rhyming Slang, London Slang, rhyming slang dictionary

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    if you want to learn cockney, all you have to do is abbreviate some words, like:
    want to: wanna
    isn't-ain't
    isn't it- innit
    ugly-butters

    ask if you want more

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    Do you think Jamie Oliver speak in cockney accent?

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