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    Hi there,
    Could anyone possibly tell me if there is any course series based on Estuary English, or anything based on fantastic accents used in London...+...Are Londoners aware of the way they produce so many luvely glottal stops?! Cheers!

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    Absolutely not. Estuary English and glottal stops are not liked and are usually regarded as a sign of poor education, not to mention poor elocution.

    If you want to copy them, get DVDs of Eastenders and learn them by heart. Or look for recordings of true London Cockneys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Absolutely not. Estuary English and glottal stops are not liked and are usually regarded as a sign of poor education, not to mention poor elocution.

    If you want to copy them, get DVDs of Eastenders and learn them by heart. Or look for recordings of true London Cockneys.
    Dear Anglika,
    U sent me in such great shock! Perhaps Ive got sort of wrong interpretation of the whole idea...We (a couple of friends) are aching for wot we feel is Londoner's! Ive once heard Estuary is kind of compromise between RP and Cockney, and that it's got rule-based structure...However, dont be that pessimist, we like Ur accent the way it IS! With all the glottals! Cheers!

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