dirty leeds wrote:the flying pig wrote:dirty leeds wrote:I'm a Smoggy. Not far away, I suppose, being from York.
yeah. it's a bit wank for them to have identified different accents for all of wearside, tyneside, & teeside but just one for 'yorkshire', which as a collective covers a far larger geographic area, is vastly more populous. N/E/W/S yorks accents are all very different.
Yeah, I remember the time I first encountered a Leeds accent as a kid - my eldest bro went out with a Pudsey lass for a while. Only 20 miles away but very different to York.
definitely. to my ear many leeds & especially bradford accents are only half a step removed from manc. i say 'many' because you obviously get plenty of variations within ridiculously short distances of each other.
by way of an example, if you listened even moderately carefully on 'coronation street', rita duckworth & liz mcdonald had slightly more [west] yorks than lancs vowel sounds, reflecting the actresses origins, no-one much [in the south, at any rate] cared or noticed... but then [leeds born & bred] angela griffin's character sounded reasonably manc but when you hear her in interviews and/or other roles many of her vowel sounds aren't what i'd view as classically yorkshire at all.