• A city and metropolitan borough of Tyne and Wear• Situated in North East of England, on the northern bank of the River Tyne• Also known as Geordie accent
• Geordie is non-rhotic dialect. This means speakers do not pronounce /r/ unless it is followed by a vowel sound in that same phrase• Initial "h" is not dropped from the beginning words• /ɪŋ/ appears in an unstressed final syllable of a word (such as in reading) and is pronounced as [ən] (thus, reading is [ˈ ɹiˈdən ])• /ər/ appears at the end of a word (such as in sugar) and is pronounced as [a] (thus, sugar is [ˈ ʃʊɡa])
• /æ/ in the words had, have, has and having is pronounced as [ɛ]• /ɛ/ in words with the spelling "ea" (such as bread and deaf) may be pronounced as [iˈ ]• /əʊ/ at the ends of words, with the spelling "ow" (such as in throw and follow) is pronounced as [a] in monosyllabic words (thus, throw as [ˈθ ɹa]) and [ə] in polysyllabic words (window as [ˈ wɪndə])• "v" sound inserted in some sequences, such as "give it tiv us" (give it to me) or "A sez tiv im" (I said to him).
• Vowels involve the combination of two different vowels, such as those in "eight" and "throat" which sound more like "ee-ut" and "throw-ut" (These vowels are "heavily diphthongised")• The vowel in "town" is pronounced "toon“ (Similarly, "brown", "about", "pound" and so on are pronounced broon, aboot and poond)
English sound Newcastle phoneme Example /eɪ/ eː, ɪə rain, gain /ʌ/ ʊ strut /oʊ/ oː, ʊə goat /ɪər/ ɪa fear
• Aye, ‘yes’ Common phrases:• Dee, ‘do’ • Hoo ye gannin? How are• Hoose, ‘house’ you?‘• Mutha, ‘mother’ • Yareet, hinny? Are you all• Alreet, ‘alright’ right, kid?‘• Canny, ‘pleasant’ • Give ower, ya kiddin. Come on, youre joking• Gan, ‘go’• Reet, ‘right’• Noo, ‘now’• Deed, ‘dead’