Tag Archives: Northern English

RIP RP – RP RIP?

The expression RP RIP appeared occasionally during a period of 40 years across the turn of the 20th-21st centuries. It’s simple and clear but the message conveyed follows various threads: Please, no more RP in schools (Tony Harrison, Chumbawamba, Scouse … Continue reading

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Rhoticity in Lancashire 3: Preston to Colne

This page continues from the first part of this series, which has the introduction, definition of rhoticity, and the report for Area A (Liverpool-Manchester). The report for Area B (Southport, Chorley, Bolton, Rochdale) is here. This page reports Area C … Continue reading

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Rhoticity in Lancashire 2: Southport to Rochdale

This page continues from the first part of this series, which has the introduction, definition of rhoticity, and the report for Area A (Liverpool-Manchester). This page reports Area B (Southport, Chorley, Bolton, Rochdale). Briefly, the sound examples are taken from … Continue reading

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Rhoticity in Lancashire: Liverpool – Manchester

The aim of this article is to check some on-line sources  for evidence of changing habits of rhoticity in Lancashire accents. Rhoticity is concerned with the pronunciation of the consonant r. In English, rhotic speakers pronounce all instances of /r/, … Continue reading

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