Submitted to : Mam Asieh khan Course title: stylistics
Features of English accents:. American accent. . British accent
Wales is in north-west Europe and is part of Great Britain. Its one of the four parts in UK and on the left side of the map. selected cities by group : 1.cardiff2.Swansea3.Monmouthshire4.newport5.brecon
Language: people of wale speak a completely different language that is WELSH. This language is almost dying out and in reality, everyone in Wales now speak English. Music: land of songs. BBC national orchestra in WALES performs nationally and internationally
Religion:The largest religion is Christianity. cuisine:Traditionally seen as agrarian country. Sports:Rugby and football are more prominent
There is no standard variety of English there. David crystal claims that the continuing dominance of English in Wales is little different from its spread elsewhere in the world. The English is highly influenced by Welsh grammar. Distinctive vocabulary and grammar like ; in southern Wales ‘where’ is expanded to ‘where to ‘ e.g.;Where is your mom?In Wales: where to is your mom
The vowel of cat /æ/ is pronounced as [æ̈] bag is pronounced with a long vowel [a:] The vowel of end /ɛ/ is a more open vowel and thus closer to [ɜ]. The vowel of "bus" /ʌ/ is pronounced as [ɜ]. . programme is often pronounced /’pro:ɡ.rəm/
A strong tendency of using alveolar tap. money is pronounced [‘mɜ.n:i:] In northern varieties influenced by Welsh, pens and pence merge into /pɛns/ and chin and gin into /dʒɪn/
The Newport is a city and unitary authority area in Wales, Standing on the banks of the River USK, it is located about 12 miles east of Cardiff and is the largest urban area within the historic city. The City of Newport, which includes rural areas as well as the built up area, is governed by the unitary Newport City Council, and has a population of 140,200, making it the seventh most populous unitary authority in Wales.
The noun NEWPORT has 2 senses: 1. a port city in southeastern Wales 2. a resort city in southeastern Rhode Island; known for the summer homes of millionaires; important yachting center. NEWPORT used as a noun is rare
The Newport accent is particularly tricky. The accent of Newport is distinctive, quite different from that of nearby Cardiff and has some of the influence of rural Monmouth shire. An influx of Mainlanders 100 years ago, when the Lysaghts steelworks was opened, has also had some effect. Many aspects of the accent are clearly discernible in songs by Newport-based satirical rap group Goldie Looking Chain.Welsh is the language which is spoken in newport.
In the conclusion I found that the language which is used in Newport is different from the languages spoken in around areas..Its very difficult for a non native speaker of any other language to understands the words written in welsh language.2nd language of Newport is English language. there are many people who can speak English.In schools is now taught as a 2nd language as a compulsory subject.
Swansea is a coastal country Wales. Situated on the sandy South West Wales coast. Swansea had a population of 169,880 in 2011. Swansea was one of the key centres of the world copper industry, earning the nickname Copperopolis.
Swansea has a temperate climate. As part of a coastal region, it experiences a milder climate than the mountains and valleys inland. This same location, though, leaves Swansea exposed to rain-bearing winds from the Atlantic.
Festivals. Welsh language. Food. Performing arts
A number of beaches around Swansea Bay are promoted to visitors. Swansea has a range of activities including sailing, water skiing, surfing, and other watersports, walking and cycling.
Swansea accent (especially from east-side) is hard to understand for non natives. bye-ya = here (example: "Put it bye-ya" means "Put it here.") ewe = you (example: "Alright, arr ewe?" means "Are you OK?")
learns = teach, (example: "Will you learns me English?" means "Will you teach me English?") likes = like, (example: "I likes it" means "I like it") now = often used as an affirmative, not be taken literally (example: "Ill come over now later" just means "Ill come over later.")
The Cardiff accent and dialect, also known as Cardiff English. It is distinctive from other welsh accents. Its pitch is described as somewhat lower than that of Received Pronunciation. Its intonation is closer to dialects of England rather than Wales.
The formation of the modern Cardiff accent is influenced by Irish and Liverpool accent.
Research has shown that there is a great sociolinguistic variation on the Cardiff accent, that is to say a difference in the way people speak from different social backgrounds in Cardiff.
Accent is different from "proper Welsh accent". Cardiff English shares many of the same phonetic traits as the English.
The pitch of the Cardiff accent is generally closer to English accents rather than Welsh. average pitch is lower than other South Wales accents
The accent is sufficiently distinct from Standard English. Names of the places in Cardiff: Crwys Llanedeyrn
Vowels : The substitution of /ɪə/ by [ø:] /ɑ:/ is widely realized as [æ:] Consonants: -ing [ɪŋ] realized as -in [ɪn] at the end of a word /h/ may be dropped from words Grammatical difference: E.g : I lives in Cardiff. Wheres that to? Double negatives are a feature of Cardiff English
The regional accents of English speakers show great variation across the areas where English is spoken as a first language. Local accents are part of local dialects. In a survey, carried out by the BBC, Welsh accents are among the least popular accents in the UK.
Crystal, David (2003). The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language Second Edition, Cambridge University Press, pp. 335 Crystal, David (2003). The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language Second Edition, Cambridge University Press, pp. 335 Crystal, David (2003). The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language Second Edition, Cambridge University Press, pp. 335 ^Crystal, David (2003). The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language Second Edition, Cambridge University Press, p. 334 Google.com