YHU Scientific Journal, Vol 8, p.73-77, 2023
ESTUARY ENGLISH AND ITS LINGUISTIC FEATURES AS AN ACCENT
Submitted 14.05.2023, accepted 10.07.2023
Abstract. English language learners often get in contact with different pronunciations and accents as nearly everyone in Great Britain speaks with an accent and only about 3-5 % uses the RP in their everyday language. Among them Estuary English has a special role in the U.K. Some people think it is “tomorrow’s RP”. It first really appeared in 1980s, but now it is established in the South of England as a new accent.
Keywords: Estuary English, RP, Cockney English, l-vocalization․ glottaling, happy-tensing, yod-coalescence, accent, h dropping, th fronting.