Accent features and examples of an Estuary English accent, which is one of the London accents.

  • sing-song rhythm, but not as exaggerated as the Cockney accent
  • using lots of glottal stops
  • /h/ is usually pronounced in content words, e.g. ‘house’ is /haʊs/
  • /h/ might be dropped in function words like ‘have’, e.g. /æv/
  • The ‘th’ sound /θ/ may be replaced with /f/
  • The ‘th’ sound /ð/ may be replaced with /v/ or /d/
  • Fool / fall sound the same

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