Learn the Cockney accent with Jason Statham
You're asking me about Cockney accent?
Did you know a "Cockney" used to be a pejorative term for the working class
Yeah. Nonsense! It is the accent of the true Londoner
If you're thinking of that guy in Mary Poppins
Nonsense, that is an American impostor,
He is not British. He is not a real Londoner!
Now, if you're thinking of Michael Caine...
He's a Cockney, and he's a legend
But how do you speak like a Cockney you ask?
Well my son there are a few rules you have to follow
if you want to sound like a true Londoner.
First one is that "Schwa" sound my good friend Aly taught ya!
With a Cockney accent, it is more pronounced.
Regular person might say "Doctor"
But a Cockney says it "DoctAAAHH"
Same as in Stronger" "Faster" "Harder"
That brings us to our next point,
Hs? Don't need em! Get rid of em!
Any word that begins with an H sound,
Get rid of that H!
Don't need you, H! Never have! You're useless!
Words like: "Who" "Have" "House"
we don't use the Hs! Get rid of them!
Remember my good friend Aly's lessons?
You learned that "L"sounds can sometimes sound like a "W"
"Hell" should be pronounced Cockney accent
My good friend Aly made you a video about the "Glottal T"
This is the T sound which is replaced by the sound in the middle of 'Uh-Oh'
the L that sounds like a W, and that big 'schwa' sound.
Don't know how much more I should tell you mate.
There are two types of 'TH' sounds in English
The 'voiced' which sounds like a:
They have a vibration in the throat
Those 'TH' sounds will be replaced by a V sound
The other 'TH' sound is UNvoiced, and that sounds like:
and they should be replaced by Fs
We just don't say the TH sounds all the time
sounds come from around the sides of the mouth
Words which have the 'AI' sound
Also us cockneys, we prefer to say "me" instead of "my"
and we don't use Hs because who needs them.
Also a Cockney's quite partial to double negatives
and using the third person in reverse.
and third persons, we usually use them in reverse
But we have our words for things
To say the opposite, to say someone's ugly:
You're talking about your dough, your dosh, mate!
Us cockneys like to check for understanding in a conversation
How would you, as a Cockney, say these?
Think that's all I can tell you for now