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Debate: London's accent

Updated Wednesday 1st February 2006

Is there still something of the country to be heard in London, wondered forum member Rob Owen.

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Does anyone know when and where the accent we know as the London one came about? Are there two London accents? Is Cockney the true London accent or are there others which can claim to be genuine London accents?

There were rural accents in Sussex and Kent until very recently - does anyone remember a rural accent in London?

 

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