Presentation on theme: "Current Changes Within RP Presented by Change Changes almost complete Changes well-established In General RP Have begun in the last 70 years Some speakers."— Presentation transcript:
Current Changes Within RP Presented by
Change Changes almost complete Changes well-established In General RP Have begun in the last 70 years Some speakers have not embraced
Changes Almost Complete I paw, pour /p C:/ The distinction between / C:/ and /C[/ is lost II luminous, suit / lu:min [s/ /su:t/ /j/ is lost following /l,s,z/ III fare, tear /fZ:/ /tZ:/ The diphthong /e [/ is realized monophthongally as /Z:/ IV culture, soldier /kQltF[/ /s[UldV[/ /tj,dj/ in unaccented positions are regularly changed to /t F,dV/
Changes Well-established I quality, palace /kw Cl[ti/ /pAl[s/or/ /pAlis/ /i/ in many unaccented syllables replaced by/ [/ II mad rat /mAd/ /rAt/ the quality of the vowal /A/ becoming more open,I.e. it is close to C [a]. III tune endure /tFu:n/ /indVu [/ accented /tj,dj/ become /t F,dV/
Why do the pronunciation change? The rate of the change will accelerate or not? Why?