Learn how to pronounce London place names like a Londoner. You will learn the Cockney / Estuary English pronunciation of these words, which is often different to the standard pronunciations.
I will teach you how to pronounce difficult places in London, which are commonly mispronounced by non-native speakers of English. These include: ‘Greenwich’, ‘Southwark’, ‘Camden’ and ‘Streatham’.
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How to Pronounce Places Containing the Suffix -ham
*No /h/ is pronounced in the -ham suffix.
How to Pronounce Places Containing the Suffixes -den / don
How to Pronounce Places Containing the Suffixes -ton
Pronouncing a ‘th’ Sound in the Cockney Accent
*Cockneys famously don’t pronounce the ‘th’ sound /θ/. They substitute it for an /f/.
Pronouncing a Dark /l/ in the Cockney Accent
*A dark /l/ has an accompanying /w/ sound in Cockney English.
BUT NOT: London Bridge, Leyton or Turnpike Lane
Pronouncing Glottal Stops instead of /t/ /p/ or /k/
Not Pronouncing ‘H’ in the Cockney Accent
*Not pronouncing an initial letter ‘H’ in words is a pronunciation feature called H-Dropping.
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