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    #1

    Does he speak with a cockney accent?

    Hi teachers


    Do you think that the guy (with glasses) speaks with a cockney accent?

    https://youtu.be/kjdA43B5ACw?t=39

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    Last edited by holdenenglish; 20-Nov-2019 at 14:57.

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    #2

    Re: Does he speak with a cockney accent?

    He has a Chinese accent layered onto what I think is some kind of British accent.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: Does he speak with a cockney accent?

    No, he doesn't.

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    Re: Does he speak with a cockney accent?

    I was looking for a good video of a Cockney accent when I was distracted by this marvellous video of Londoners (Bermondsey) talking in 1972. Enjoy! I'll post a proper Cockney one later.

    You can listen and see if you can hear the difference between the man in your original video and these actual Londoners.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 20-Nov-2019 at 21:46. Reason: Fixed typo
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    #5

    Re: Does he speak with a cockney accent?

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    He has a Chinese accent layered onto what I think is some kind of British accent.
    I should have added that I heard no trace of a Cockney accent.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #6

    Re: Does he speak with a cockney accent?

    Quote Originally Posted by holdenenglish View Post
    Do you think that the guy (with glasses) speaks with a cockney accent?
    No, of course not! He's Chinese. He has a Chinese accent.

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    #7

    Re: Does he speak with a cockney accent?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I was looking for a good video of a Cockney accent
    You won't find many speakers with more characteristic patter and accents than the people in this film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AEKA9J-l60

    There's a nice range of men/women/children, which I think shows how the accent has changed over the last half a century or so. They're all very authentic.

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    #8

    Re: Does he speak with a cockney accent?

    A video with someone like Jason Statham doing some Cockney rhyming slang: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFJeMqaFn0E
    Last edited by Tdol; 21-Nov-2019 at 14:34.

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    #9

    Re: Does he speak with a cockney accent?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    A video with someone like Jason Statham doing some Cockney rhyming slang: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFJeMqaFn0E
    That isn't Jason Statham. It's somebody imitating him. Also, this guy is not a cockney. He's simply doing an impression (not very well) of what he thinks Cockney sounds like.

    Also, Jason Statham is not a cockney, anyway. Nowhere near, in fact.

    If people want to hear a clear and really authentic model, I'd suggest the actor Alan Ford, who in just about everything I've ever seen him in (perhaps internationally most famously for the Guy Ritchie film Snatch) speaks in his own naturalised cockney. The only reason I'm not posting a clip is that I can't find anything that doesn't include extreme profanities.

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    #10

    Re: Does he speak with a cockney accent?

    He does a fairly good Kray brothers, though.

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