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Learn a Geordie accent with this Newcastle accent tutorial featuring a native Geordie accent. Sophia, a native Geordie joins Anna English to explore the features of a Geordie accent and to offer some insight into some common Geordie dialect words.
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HenRex 2 жыл бұрын
As a foreigner, I found the Geordie accent to be quite charming compared to the stiff Southern English accent we learn in school as learners of a second language.
Steven Edwards
Steven Edwards Жыл бұрын
Hi And goodbye
CarpetHater Жыл бұрын
Strange how we learn UK english in school, but nearly everyone still speak in an american accent anyway, it becomes a weird mix of english words with an american accent.
Jon Talbot
Jon Talbot Жыл бұрын
I lived on Tyneside for 11 years and am watching this just because I love the dialect. This concentrates on words but Geordies sing when they speak
thomsboys77 8 ай бұрын
There’s multiple southern English accents
Silencio Nomus
Silencio Nomus 7 ай бұрын
Stiff? You've not been around, mate.
Rory Hall
Rory Hall 3 жыл бұрын
Isn't life wonderful. I am 60 years old and have lived in Australia for 58 years and yet I understood everything Sophie was saying. It has brought tears to my eyes as I have just realised that my mother whom passed away some years ago spoke Geordie. I new she was from the north of England but it was only now that I have made the connection. The funny thing is that I now feel home sick for the north. Time for a visit I think. I have never been back to England in those 58 years.
Ione Rosin2
Ione Rosin2 2 жыл бұрын
Please,get back!
Mike Bee
Mike Bee 2 жыл бұрын
Music for the ears it is. My parental grandparents came over from Glasgow in the 1930s & settled in Detroit, Michigan forever. When I was a young lad I had trouble understanding their brogues which they kept all their lifes. I loved hearing stories of their life in Glasgow, the boat ride to America & adapting to American life. They both made super delicious scones. He cooked as much as she & did the dishes also. They lived far into their 90s & I miss them so much. RIP pappy & nanny.
malfromthetoon 2 жыл бұрын
If she was from Newcastle she would be proud and tell you , most other places they say near Newcastle .
Rory Hall
Rory Hall 2 жыл бұрын
@Ione Rosin2 I would love to. Stupid covid :-( But inspired now to do some research and plan a trip.
Marky Mark
Marky Mark 2 жыл бұрын
I love Sophie - she's hilarious and expressive. If she had TV show, I'd watch it.
Roberto Clemente
Roberto Clemente 5 ай бұрын
I was like wait, is this meant to be funny? Why does she shake her head so much?! LOL!!! I want to hang out with this person!
Erland Andersen
Erland Andersen 3 жыл бұрын
Thanks for lots of interesting videos on English accents. Such as this one. Being Norwegian myself, I find it interesting and nice to register Geordie accent obviously has similarities with our language too. E.g the Norwegian word for kid is 'barn'. Quite similar to Geordie's 'bairn'. And Geordie 'yem' (home) sounds pretty much like 'hjem' (silent 'h') in Norwegian. Same meaning. I'm no expert on old languages/ linguistic influences, not at all, but I'd think these similarities have to do with the influences from Norse tongues in Britain some 1000+ years ago?
Based Xennial
Based Xennial Жыл бұрын
As a Swedish speaker, and native English speaker you're 100% correct. You'll hear the word "bairn" (barn) for child or "bairns" to talk about kids, particularly your own from Scotland to Yorkshire. Ye ken me? Hyem (hjemme/hemma) in Geordie and hame in Scots dialects of English definitely have their roots in the conquests of the "Danes". The linguistic fingerprints of the Norsemen are all over the accents and slang terms in the Northeast in particular, and the north in general
Tom Armstrong
Tom Armstrong Жыл бұрын
The accent derives from the Angles (who became the English) who came from southern Denmark (Angeln) atout 500-600 AD. I'm from Co.Durham, and to say, for example, I'm going home to see my children I'd say 'Am gan yem to see the bairns'.
Chris Stucker
Chris Stucker 3 күн бұрын
@Based Xennial if we’re talking about the North East, the slang didn’t come from the Norsemen. The Vikings didn’t settle in large numbers in the North East and spoke Old Norse; also, Danelaw territory didn’t go any further north than Durham. These Geordie words come from Old English spoken by the Angles who came from the Schleswig-Holstein region. These Angle tribes began to settle in the North East in the 400s - several centuries before any Norseman set foot on English soil. Geordie dialect can be traced back to Old English, not Old Norse. But then again, these were sister languages and had similarities.
Jacob Moena
Jacob Moena 3 жыл бұрын
That "Yem" is pronounced "hjem" and means "home" is super interesting to me. In Danish, "Hjem" is indeed "home". And "Børn" means "children" which is suspiciously close to "Bairn". There are more words, although that is not surprising, considering our shared history. :)
Phil Short
Phil Short 2 жыл бұрын
Yep, when I went to Norway a few years back I could pick out bits of speech, recognisably similar to Georgie.
Phil Short
Phil Short 2 жыл бұрын
Geordie even!
louiseju Жыл бұрын
I'm Danish and also noticed the similarities to Danish words as well.
@GavT and most importantly Northumberland was Anglo-Danish and not Anglo-Norman for a long time. A lot of Anglo-Saxons went north when William I invaded. After the Harrying of the North, the remaining population were fiercely anti French/Norman.
Maru Hieta
Maru Hieta 2 жыл бұрын
Sounds like Geordie has retained a lot of Norse/Norwegian features from Viking times. Like it a lot!
Maggy Жыл бұрын
I was actually thinking the same watching this video, "bairn" is quite similar to "barne" from Norway. Did you find more examples in the conversation as well? I love it too (big viking fan here haha).
willmcpherson2 Жыл бұрын
@Maggy "hjem" for home is the same in Norwegian, although in Norwegian the "h" is not pronounced.
Tom Armstrong
Tom Armstrong Жыл бұрын
Not really. The accent derives from the settlement of the 'Angle' people from Angeln, in southern Denmark, from about 500 to 600 - two hundred years before the Vikings, who didn't settle much in the NE. They mainly settled in Yorkshire.
chaosgyro Жыл бұрын
It carries a lot of cross pollination with Scottish due to the north's border region nature.
DanceSmokeSmile 11 ай бұрын
I’m Norwegian so that was my first thought when she said hjem or yen or whatever, but it was pronounced pretty close to ‘hjem’ which is our word for ‘home’
S H 3 жыл бұрын
Not a geordie accent but a really good pit yacker accent. Geordie is Tyneside (Newcastle), mackem is Sunderland, pitmatic/pit yacker is Durham and smoggy is middlesbrough/Teesside. We don't group ourselves as having a geordie accent. Each area is proud to have their own accent.
Cadara Жыл бұрын
Came here to say this, being grouped in with Durham made me a lil sad. we all have our own proud roots, let them be themselves without only being recognized as geordie.
Ben Owers
Ben Owers Жыл бұрын
Tyneside isn't just Newcastle
Will M
Will M Жыл бұрын
What's Cumbrian?
Bhavneet Singh
Bhavneet Singh Жыл бұрын
But technically how different would it sound to a non native speaker. I guess it will be very similar for us. True though, every accent has its roots.
Tom Armstrong
Tom Armstrong Жыл бұрын
The original 'Geordies' were the Durham miners. It is only recently that the term 'Geordie' has been appropriated by Newcastle. Right up to the 1970s the term was used to describe all folk from Durham and Northumberland.
Jon A. Scholt
Jon A. Scholt 2 жыл бұрын
As an American (Kalamazoo, Michigan in case you're wondering) I find these regional accents fascinating. I also wonder how people in Britain keep them all together; probably the same way we recognize and tell apart a Boston, Long Island, Deep South, Cajun, Texas or Minnesota/Upper Peninsula Michigan accent. But as a "non-British English-Speaker" the nuances are hard to keep together. Not between a Yorkshire and an Essex accent per se, but between competing northern accents for example. Anyway, I love these videos, cheers!
Andrew JS
Andrew JS Жыл бұрын
What do you mean by keep together?
John Lockman
John Lockman 10 ай бұрын
I'm from Long Island most people on the west coast will lump me with downstate NYers or even with Boston, but once in awhile someone will single me out as a long Islander, I couldn't do it, but some people have just that good of an ear. I suppose this would be true with some dialects of England and elsewhere.
Tango Fett
Tango Fett Ай бұрын
I’m from Georgia and I can pick a Michigan accent out from maybe a couple of words. We have a lot of Michigan transplants down here.
Jon A. Scholt
Jon A. Scholt Ай бұрын
@Tango Fett I'm sure this is the case in other states as well, but there are different accents in Michigan. Someone from the UP sounds much different than someone from SE Michigan/Metro Detroit. West Michigan and the northern Lower Peninsula sound about the same and are sort of a blend between SE Michigan and the UP. Good rule of thumb is the more Canadian a Michigander sounds, the farther north they're from and the more "Chicago" they sound the farther West/SW they're from.
Tango Fett
Tango Fett Ай бұрын
@Jon A. Scholt most of the ones here pronounce it “Michi-gaaan”. I think that might be the western side, closer to Wisconsin.
sazji 3 жыл бұрын
It’s fascinating how the Northern accents tie into US southern accents. The “fawer” for “four” is very typical for many inland southern accents.
Brenna Stoppiello
Brenna Stoppiello Жыл бұрын
Exactly! I’m from South Carolina and recognize a lot of the sounds
J T 11 ай бұрын
I was thinking the same. You can find alot of these sounds in American accents.
Parlor Music
Parlor Music 3 жыл бұрын
Two things struck me: As an American I was surprised from time to time when the words were pronounced exactly as I would pronounce them, but generally the accent is a little hard to follow for me. And second, Sophie was having way too much fun. :)
nuts Жыл бұрын
Subxero Жыл бұрын
genatzvale' 3 жыл бұрын
Sophia is so nice and funny! Geordie accent definitely adds up to her appeal. I love Northern accents, they are so friendly, informal and cool.
Billy Kerr
Billy Kerr 8 ай бұрын
I'm Scottish, and I can generally understand Geordies better than I can understand some Londoners/southerners. I live only about 100 miles north of Newcastle, and only 50 miles from the English border. There are so many words that are very similar in my Scots dialect: doon, toon, divvent, canny, bonny, bairn, gaun hame (gan hyem/go home), hen (hinny), dae (dee/do), the night (tonight), the day (today), and pronunciation of four like fower, and film like fillim, so all of these are fully understandable to me.
David Ostrowski
David Ostrowski 3 жыл бұрын
Hi Anna, just wanted to say I've always loved your videos. I'm a native speaker from London (estuary for life!) and it was pretty much down to you and English with Lucy that I became a TEFL-certified online teacher (mainly business English with professionals in Russia). One of my specialities is British English Pronunciation and I bloody love perfecting my British accents and for some reason ended up watching this again!!
parallax_616 3 жыл бұрын
geordie reatains much of the old english / anglo saxon words and inflections which is why some local dialect slang and sounds are similar to scandanavian languages, as well as newcastle as a city having historic ties to begen in norway which still gifts newcastle with a magnificent christmas tree every year
Fava 3 жыл бұрын
Think you mean BERGEN .. larn ti spell man will yi. . 😁 .
David Ralphs
David Ralphs Жыл бұрын
I’m really enjoying these accent videos. In parallel, I’m watching videos on the evolution of the English language and when you get a breakdown of words you can see how much Old Norse is in there. The vowel shift didn’t happen in Geordie perhaps because of remoteness so words like house are very close to the way it would have been pronounced a 1,000 years ago. It’s been fascinating and understandable how people from Wolverhampton claim that their accent is very faithful to original Anglo Saxon pronunciation. Liverpool fell under Danelaw in the 10th century and broken down, word by word, you can hear the Scandinavian influence. It’s true the energy and delivery of the actors really helps and it would be good fun to present the academic aspect off this in a spin-off channel.
PhoenixBaltimore Жыл бұрын
Absolutely love the Geordie accent - thank you to Sophie for speaking proper and helping me learn the accent - I love it because of it's rhythm and flow. And yes it's gentle and inviting.
Foundry_made Жыл бұрын
I'm an American born and raised with the Western Pennsylvania variant of the North Midlands dialect. I love Northern British accents but Geordie is definitely my favorite.
Joakim Blomqvist
Joakim Blomqvist 3 жыл бұрын
Extremely interesting! Yem sounds almost exactly like the swedish/scandinavian word for home. Suppose there are these kind of similarities because of the common seafaring traditions since the 800s, Vikings and fishermen and traderoutes. Same with bairns, barn, børn and loads of other words of course. Similarities also somewhat applies to the extrovertness among coastal dwellers in the North sea region. My granddad (sailor in the early 1900s didnae speak a word of English but always was able to communicate with his collegues wherever they came from in this region!
theinkbrain 3 жыл бұрын
Love it. This is a lovely, lovely accent and people who speak like this seem 100% more genuine than others.
yarniwolf 3 жыл бұрын
Sophie has an amazing energy that transfers through.
Nasty Leon
Nasty Leon 3 жыл бұрын
I agree but this will not teach u the geordie accent
SinisterBlade 3 жыл бұрын
zx50 3 жыл бұрын
@Nasty Leon Very true. The video needed someone who actually lives and is from Newcastle.
Nasty Leon
Nasty Leon 3 жыл бұрын
zx50 P exactly
Cryosleeper 3 жыл бұрын
Moved to Newcastle some years ago from Canada. Couldn’t understand anyone for 6 months! Most locals have much stronger accents than the woman in this video. Moved back to Canada but now I can understand a Geordie accent (and several Scottish regional accents) perfectly well.
Ibraheem Alghamdi
Ibraheem Alghamdi 3 жыл бұрын
Do you miss it though?
Cryosleeper 3 жыл бұрын
Ibraheem M. Yeah sometimes. 🙂
Cryosleeper 3 жыл бұрын
Crystal Phoenix It took me a while to understand people. You do eventually learn to understand if you have to. Especially if you live and work with them every day. It helped that my husband was a Geordie too. 😁
Jonny A
Jonny A 3 жыл бұрын
Did you not watch Spender? I read you guys got it in Canada. Bit of a triage. I mean I'd watch Due South(and did) if it was the other way round.
MignonB1 Ай бұрын
I'm a native New Englander from Massachusetts in the United States, and the Geordie pronunciation is the most similar to the dialect here in my state, albeit without a heavy "accent". I'm often told I drop my "r's" for example. Obviously, Massachusetts was one of the original 13 colonies here in the United States, so there was definitely a British influence to our dialect here in the Northeastern United States.
Fast Walker
Fast Walker 3 жыл бұрын
A lot of thanks, Anna! :) "Learn accent" videos are very interesting! And useful, of course!
Matty Light
Matty Light 3 жыл бұрын
I’m American and this is my first time knowingly listening to a Geordie accent and I love it. I think it sounds very friendly, open, and energetic!
Marie 2 жыл бұрын
I love this accent! The word "yem" actually sounds a lot like the Norwegian "hjem", also meaning home.
Julia Hartshorn
Julia Hartshorn 3 жыл бұрын
At first I thought, why do we need a English program on speaking Geordie (I love the accent), but I have only heard it in fiction/drama, and from people living in London where I am. This video was stunning. I'm amazed how broad regional accents can be here in modern Britain (sheltered life)! 😊
Linguaphile 11 ай бұрын
Considering the similarities between the Yorkshire and Geordie accents I would really be interested in a more systematic overview of the English or British English dialects.
Greg Quinn
Greg Quinn 2 жыл бұрын
I'm a Canadian who lived in Newcastle in 1990-91 and I would have to say that the accent has mellowed since then - I suppose all the regional accents will homogenize eventually. I know that a dynamic demographic and media influence are major factors but the British attach so much class-related baggage to accents that people have also felt they had no choice but to change how they speak to succeed. I was shocked at that time at how there almost seemed to be a caste system in England - nothing was merit-based and people were accepting of their assigned ceilings. It's changing thankfully.
mrheavywater Жыл бұрын
Its still the same as you remember, the lass in the video isn’t a true Geordie, she has a tinge of mackem or smoggy in her pronunciation, if you want to find if a person is a true Geordie get them to say the words book or school.
Dee Gee
Dee Gee 2 ай бұрын
I love Sophie's accent. I understand almost everything pretty easily. I hear the Scottish border influence in a lot of words...Having an Southeast Tennessee accent I can understand her experience in call centers, I can barely get people off the line after they hear my accent. "Oh, where are you from?? Talk some more!"... and I would surely say the same to Sophie if I got her on the phone. Interestingly enough, 23andMe projects that some of my distant ancestors were located in the Tyne and Wear vicinity. 😃 Great video!
Katrina Price
Katrina Price Жыл бұрын
I'm Geordie living in Australia, I've lost my accent, but my dad and Granda spoke Geordie. A lot of people told me my dad was hard to understand but I never had a problem. I miss the dialect.
David in Florida
David in Florida 3 жыл бұрын
I am American, and I have been getting to know many English accents. The Geordie accent has become my favorite. Something about it feels warm, sincere, friendly, easygoing and unpretentious. What's not to loove? ;)
Person124 Жыл бұрын
We hate it here in England.
Olaf Haroldsonn II
Olaf Haroldsonn II Жыл бұрын
@Person124 🤣🤣🤣country bumpkins
Stachu Жыл бұрын
@Person124 i love it
kardkovacsi Жыл бұрын
@Person124 As a non native English speaker, this makes more sense for me than the Royal English where there are only 60-70% correlation between the written and pronounced words. They pronounce the sounds as it is in a Latin language. Without knowing the Geordie accent I could figure out 90% of the sounds after watching 2 minutes of this video.
Hads Жыл бұрын
Mine is Mancunian.
Todd Sundell
Todd Sundell 3 жыл бұрын
Love these local English accents. Once you know what they're saying, they're so charming! This is such a wonderful accent!
imad80 anwar
imad80 anwar 3 жыл бұрын
Hi Anna, Your lessons on accents are great . Thank you for yor efforts.They help me alot in improving listening and speaking skill. I hope all the best for you, With regards.
NAILA Жыл бұрын
I LOVED NEWCASTLE, ITS PEOPLE AND GEORDIE LANGUAGE! Thanks for this video so I can keep practicing Geordie ❤️ I am Neapolitan from Italy, kisses and hugs
Martin Lowery
Martin Lowery Жыл бұрын
My local ASDA Supermarket in Byker, Newcastle actually has the baby goods aisle labelled as Bairns and the sweets aisle as Kets , 100% true and I love it 😀
Chenin Gonzales
Chenin Gonzales Жыл бұрын
Hi! I’m from California. I think it depends on how much exposure an individual has to different cultures, backgrounds, and diversity someone has throughout their life. I understood her perfectly! ♥️
OLуХПК 3 жыл бұрын
I am a person from Kazakhstan and I fond of Germanic languages especially the western branch and English included, I find this girl's accent very interesting. When I heard her ''Gan'' and I was like - whoa! This is, in fact, the archaic form of the verb Go which was spoken in the middle and old English periods. Possibly the Londoners adopted Gan as Go, but in northern accents, it had not occurred I assume. And the same with Lass which is actually from old Norse laskura. Looking for another accent video!
Fuge 2 жыл бұрын
That's pretty interesting, thanks for sharing.
Kevin O
Kevin O Жыл бұрын
Hi Borat
Daisy Lopez
Daisy Lopez 3 жыл бұрын
I think you're both hilarious!. I love your videos! I am at University now learning Linguistics and these videos are helping me greatly. Thank you so much. xx.
razorsharpbt 2 жыл бұрын
I found this very fascinating. I live in the southeastern United States and when Sophie explained how her grandparents would say "walk" and "talk," it sounded very similar to how we say those same words here - very interesting!
TheNekOz Жыл бұрын
Not only does this sound like it's been heavily influenced by the Scandinavian languages, but I can also relate to it as my Norwegian Spoken dialect (Jær Dialekt) is a generally broad dialect that others struggles with understanding, as well as the younger generations speaking less broadly not only due to TV and media in general, but also as the local dialects morph together as the villages, towns and cities become less isolated.
Álvaro Sánchez Pérez
Álvaro Sánchez Pérez 3 жыл бұрын
I have never listened that accent! Interesting to know about this. It’s really incredible how English has different accents, depending where you live, depending who is native for other English place. Same situation as Spanish it is, comparing where you are, to whom you speak in... ☺️👍🏻😜
GM Beth Harmon
GM Beth Harmon Жыл бұрын
Every natural language has accents. People are just more aware of their existence if the language itself is spoken widely.
dapsapsrp 2 жыл бұрын
Geordies seem to get made fun of a bit in British TV from my American perspective but there are many elements of Geordie present in various American regional accents especially the American south which is odd since Geordie is from the north of England. Maybe a majority of early immigrants to the US were from Northern England. Sophia is bubbly and adorable.
broman178 3 жыл бұрын
Good to see one video on the Geordie accent. I'm still patiently awaiting a video on the Potteries accent/dialect (as I probably mentioned in the Yorkshire accent video) and if you are considering any more accent videos in the future I would suggest videos for the Cheshire dialect (probably the most overlooked and least highlighted dialect of Northern England), a traditional rhotic Lancashire accent (since Braidley's accent in the Yorkshire/Lancashire vid to me sounded closer to Mancunian), Cumbrian dialect, East Midlands (e.g. Derby or Nottingham), Edinburgh accent/dialect and some Welsh accents (preferably one on a separate area/region like Cardiff, Swansea, South Wales Valleys, Mid or North Wales as Welsh accents are just as different as the ones in England). I guess its probably too much to ask but those are just some suggestions from me.
Lavida 3 жыл бұрын
Yes, that's true! Geordie was voted the most friendliest in the UK like. I studied there for a year (I'm from Texas) & it was a massive learning curve, even as a lingusitics student 😅
Gary Smith
Gary Smith 3 жыл бұрын
My mate frank was originally from Austin Texas he spent the majority of his adult life in Newcastle so sounds geordie with a Texas drawl !
Lavida 3 жыл бұрын
@Gary Smith haha, love that!!
John Lockman
John Lockman 10 ай бұрын
Any culture that associates a mule "Hinny" as a term of endearment must be friendly indeed.
Peggy Luk
Peggy Luk 3 жыл бұрын
I’m from Hong Kong 🇭🇰 and I studied in Durham like 10 years ago. I lived with a host family and listening to Sophia speaking does remind me of the days I lived there. Awwww I miss Durham so so much! Btw my host mum always called me “pet”. If Sophia reads this, would you mind explaining the meaning to me as well? Cheers!
Phil Alexander
Phil Alexander 3 жыл бұрын
It's just what we say...for example, little old ladies, gays, and lesbians call me 'pet'. It's not meant to be patronising but some from the South think so no matter what you say to them.
Tom Walker
Tom Walker 4 күн бұрын
As an American, I find Geordie to be much friendlier than other accents. One of my favorite comedians is Sarah Millican; she's gotten quite popular, she's straight up Geordie, and I think her accent is a big part of her success!
MačakPodŠlemom 3 жыл бұрын
I'm not native English speaker, and I'm no more than intermediate level speaker, but I want to say that I like Geordie accent more than any other British accent.
Andrew JS
Andrew JS 2 жыл бұрын
Its one of the most unusual ones from England, along with Scouse.
Olaf Haroldsonn II
Olaf Haroldsonn II Жыл бұрын
@Andrew JS mancunian is better than scouse
flyboy712 Жыл бұрын
Don't copy a Geordie accent, no one will understand you!
TheUncleGrant 2 ай бұрын
My wife's Dad and her Uncles were all from Co Durham, and so I got used to hearing the older Geordie terms. I used to enjoy just listening to them chating. It's one of my favorite UK Accents and if it wasn't for the Geordie's we wouldn't hear the word "Like" repeated in every sentence as the youngin's do today like.😉
Chalex08 3 жыл бұрын
The further north you go, the more "norse" words can be found. Some words they use in Scotland are words we use in north norway, or not to far away from the sound of it. Like Geordie "Gan"-Norwegian "Go",(go, going), Geordie "Bairn" - Norwegian "Barn", (child, children), Geordie "Yem" - Norwegian "hjem" (home). Great channel, love it.
Akira Uema
Akira Uema 3 жыл бұрын
I love your series about different British accents! I learn a lot from it!
Sérgio Tech
Sérgio Tech 3 жыл бұрын
Ladies, I'm not a native English speaker, but this video was so much entertaining to me. Sophie is so funny and a so gorgeous lady :). Awesome accent. Anna speaks so plain English I can understand it easily. But certainly I'd need Sophie guidance if I ever go visit that part of Britain.
CaptainSiCo 2 жыл бұрын
“Hinny” is an interesting word. It’s mainly used by older people (50/60+). It doesn’t literally mean “honey” as so many people - even Geordies - seem to think. Yes, my parents used to call each other “hinny”where others may have used “love” or “pet”. But I’ve also heard men calling each other “hinny” - sometimes older men when speaking to younger men - and it’s not considered inappropriate, just an alternative for “mate” or “pal”, or even “son”. You’d never hear two younger blokes using it to each other, if they even use the word at all!
Chad Gillis
Chad Gillis 3 жыл бұрын
I loved listening to Sophie's beautiful Geordie accent and look forward to learning about other British accents! I am really enjoying your series on accents, Anna. Thanks Anna and Sophie! :)
Ramon Rius
Ramon Rius Жыл бұрын
Excellent video. The phonetic transcription for Geordie would be great and really helpful.
Barry Steven
Barry Steven Жыл бұрын
Did you know that the glottal T which is very distinctive to Geordie also applies to P and K sounds (regardless of spelling) between to vowels so 'happy' and 'ticket' have the same distinctive feature? To make it clear to learners, this is NOT the type of glottal stop you get in London and many other places where the glottal stop replaces the consonant so a Londoner might say 'be'er'. It is the consonant pronounced similtaneously with a glottal stop 'bet'ter' 'hap'py' 'tic'ket'. I read once this feature occurs in Danish too but I'm not qualified to confirm this. Also 'bonny lad' is a common expression kind of meaning 'lovely lad, nice lad' rather than good looking. My Geordie father called me and my brothers 'bonny lad' all the time.
Thomas Debast
Thomas Debast 2 жыл бұрын
Hi, thank you for your videos which are really interesting! Regarding this one in particular, I find interesting to learn the "gan" and "hoy" in the Geordie dialect are so similar to the Dutch words "gaan" ([ɣ̟aːn]) (= to go) en "gooien" ( [ɣ̟o.jə]) (= to throw) or "gooi" ([ɣ̟o.j]) (= a throw or throw).
Kris Wood
Kris Wood 3 жыл бұрын
Geordie is a very unpretentious accent. I love it. It reminds me of my own Texas accent -- not in the way we pronounce things, but in the way it's received. Hollywood usually uses my accent to indicate someone with a lower IQ, and they invariably butcher it when they try to emulate it. I try not to be offended. Beautiful accent, Sophie!
Great White North Life
Great White North Life Жыл бұрын
I hate that all the southern dialects get used this way, I grew up in GA. so I sympathize. I tend to pick up the accent of my area though, I've been in northern Ontario nearly 12 years and now I sound like a total hoser! 😆
Velvet Undergrad
Velvet Undergrad Жыл бұрын
@Great White North Life also from GA (grew up in the SW but went to college in Atlanta) A lot of people over 50-60 in SWGA still speak the nonrhotic dialect and there are tons of variations even where I work. It’s such a difficult accent for most Americans to do and I hate that it’s dying with the older generation so I still speak it occasionally so it won’t die as quickly. Funny enough my “pet voice” has always been nonrhotic haha
PabloAlvez 2 жыл бұрын
Great video, as always. Could you please make one on the Leicester /Derby /Nottingham accent? Thatd be really cool. Keep up the great work 👍💖👏
Tyneside Life
Tyneside Life 2 жыл бұрын
Choosing someone from County Durham was a faux pas. Their accent is more closely linked to the Wearside (Mackem) accent than the Geordie. The vowels are pronounced quite a bit differently. I’m from Gateshead and you’ll hear a traditional ‘Geordie’ accent anywhere within a 5 mile radius of Newcastle city centre. Beyond that and it incrementally changes
Tom Armstrong
Tom Armstrong Жыл бұрын
The original usage of the term 'Geordie' was to a slightly patronising term to describe Durham miners by the posh folk from Newcastle. And Geordie was used to describe anyone from Durham and Northumberland as late as 1970. As there has never been a working mine in Newcastle (that Norman implant in the North East), Toonies from Newcastle are the last folk that should be allowed to call themselves Geordies.
Tyneside Life
Tyneside Life Жыл бұрын
@Tom Armstrong hi, actually it’s not quite that. I cover history in my channel and there’s no definitive origin, although it does go back to the Jacobites rebellion. Miners from Newcastle and Tyneside were also referred to as Geordies. There are plenty of mines from this region, the mine at Spital Tongues is one of many. Oakwellgate in Gateshead is one of many from the Gateshead side. They were collectively called Geordies due to the use of the George Stephenson safety lamp, as opposed to the Davey lamp used in the rest of the country. Although Co Durham miners were also called ‘Geordies’ their accent is labelled as ‘Pitmatic’, more closely linked to a wearside accent. Since your video was about the ‘Geordie’ accent, I just thought I should mention it. Thank you for your response 😊👍🏻
Tom Armstrong
Tom Armstrong Жыл бұрын
My accent is Pitmatic. There certainly were mines on Tyneside, but so far as my research has shown none that ever produced coal in Newcastle itself, though one in Jesmond came close. Growning up, all let's say Northumbrian accents were referred to as Geordie, and then sub-dived into Toony, Tynesdide, Wearside (I'd never heard the word Makem before about 1972, and I'm from the red and white tribe), Pitmatic and Northumberland. Anyhoo, keep up the good work.
Tyneside Life
Tyneside Life Жыл бұрын
@Tom Armstrong Hi Tom, yeah, coal was produced in newcastle. The famous Victorian tunnel alone transported coal from Spital Tongues during the mid 1800’s. To the Tyne. There are more on the Tyneside belt. All miners locally using the ‘Geordie lamp’ were referred to as Geordies. It gets even more interesting when the German King George I took control in the early 1700’s resulting in the Jacobite uprising. Newcastle closed the town wall gates when the Jacobites came and the term was used by them to mock the folk of Newcastle for supporting the ‘Geordie Whelp’ king. George is a Greek name with many derivatives, including Geordie and probably came across with the Romans. Of course, all the other terms you refer to are correct as well. These cultural nicknames are fluid and non binding, with several overlaps. All the best Tom 👍🏻
Carlito Carlo
Carlito Carlo Жыл бұрын
Sophie is georgeous! I Just fell in love. Not only because of her accent! I`m german but i love to developed my english language skills into several dialects. Usually native speakers put me somewhere into Australia. Sounds a bit similiar to this dialect. Also i think its one of the loveliest english accents and im perfectly understanding it even as a non native english speaker.
Jon in Osaka
Jon in Osaka 3 жыл бұрын
I've loved Northeastern accents every since the first time I heard it. I love the way they say the letter "H" as "haiche" and the long "A" and "O" sounds. I don't care if its considered lower-class.
Destiny Woods
Destiny Woods 8 ай бұрын
Everyone loves the geordie accent. Both my parents have a geordie accent. My dad can do a posh voice but my Mam tries but can’t her accent is strong but I love it. I don’t understand how people don’t understand this accent (although it’s probably cos I’ve grown up with it) whenever my mam goes into the shops there is always someone who wants to talk to her. 😂😂❤one of the friendliest accents there is ❤
William Li
William Li 8 ай бұрын
As a non-native speaker lived in Scotland for six years, my experience in Newcastle is that I thought I understood everything (quite a few similar phrases) then all the sudden they’ve lost me 😂
Carly Booth
Carly Booth 3 жыл бұрын
Sophie radiates such positive energy, it’s adorable.
Yousif Mohammed
Yousif Mohammed 3 жыл бұрын
Great teacher Anna , this accent is lovely, I think this is the third different accent you have presented. Where Jake at that time of recording? You are the first teacher to tell us about different accents in Great Britain.Please more accents if there is.
Frank Crossword
Frank Crossword Жыл бұрын
It would be more interesting to have ALL the north east accents, from the border, the lakes , as far south as Middlesborough and Sunderland . Newcastle itself has a multitude of accents, but are unfortunately dying out, as the younger generation is being influenced by tv and Americana.
yesperh 3 жыл бұрын
Great video, thanks! It is so interesting with accents. Enjoyed the Geordie "yem" ("home") which resembles Scandinavian languages ("heim", "hem", "hjem" etc.) - although not certain if there is a connection :)
Steff2929again 2 ай бұрын
It's not borrowed from Old Norse, instead it stems from Old English. There are similar forms in many Germanic languages: heim, hem, heem, hiem, hjem. They all share a common ancestor in the old Proto-Germanic haimaz.
BarerMender 3 жыл бұрын
My favorite accent is from the mountains of Eastern West Virginia. I'm a West Virginian myself, but I've only rarely heard it and can't describe it, but it's the most beautiful accent of all. During a miner's strike back in the '80s network news interviewed a miner in that area. He had a Swedish accent overlaid with that Eastern West Virginia accent. I could've listed to him all day.
Livermushngritz Жыл бұрын
I love West Virginian accents too. I'm from North Carolina born and raised, but my sister (who has a different mother) was born and mostly raised in WV. She spent about 15-20% of her childhood in NC. She came to live with us during most of her middle school years, and some of the kids would tease about her accent. Which is ironic because North Carolinians (and all US southerners) are THEE most teased over our (varying) southern "hillbilly" accents which probably all sound more or less the same to someone from up north, or from another country altogether. But in reality, WE know that there are subtle, and sometimes significant differences. Even between North & South Carolina accents. And as you said, different regions within the same state. One word my sister says very differently and gets lots of comments on is "wash". She says it like "warsh" or "worsh" (with a distinct "r" sound in there). "I'm gonna warsh the dishes", "the warsh machine is actin up", etc Mountain accents seem always to be very distinct, Appalachian mountain accents are often not quite understood by fellow Carolinians! Language is such an interesting, complex, and beautiful thing!
BarerMender Жыл бұрын
@Livermushngritz My mom would say "worsh." I turned away from that one pretty young. The one that really bugged me was "pin" for "pen," which led to using "ink pin" and "stick pin" to differentiate. The worst accent I ever heard also came from West Virginia. It was the mud-in-the-mouth accent from the nicer side of Huntington. When Oprah Winfrey aired from there, I was embarrassed for the whole state.
Erick J.
Erick J. 3 жыл бұрын
Geordie sounds like a totally different language to me (non- native speaker of English), but I still love it!=D
atomicqwark Жыл бұрын
If I heard that unprepared there's no way I would get anything... And I am working in intentional company for 9 years, speaking English every day
Dub Tub
Dub Tub 9 ай бұрын
What a neat accent. It's wild to think about where those accents were pulled from historically, and how they still exist hundreds of years later in just that small little area.
David in Florida
David in Florida 3 жыл бұрын
Loved it, but I was hoping you'd give us some geographical data, so we could place the accent on a map. But once again, LOVED IT!!!
Jack Aubrey
Jack Aubrey 4 ай бұрын
In the British Army in the eighties and our signals officer always said that if our codes were ever compromised he would just put Geordies on all the radios and get them to speak normally to each other and any enemy listening wouldn't have a clue what they were saying....:) Also, one thing that didn't come over in the video is that Geordies tend to speak much faster than the examples and also have a tendency to string words together in a sentence? "Are you going down the town" comes out as "areyagannindoonthe toon".....
Mónika Moldvay
Mónika Moldvay 3 жыл бұрын
Some words are definitely Germanic/nordic. The chatting part is the best. Love it!
holygroove2 8 ай бұрын
I can't get enough of these videos! Thank you immensely!
coolrae1979 2 жыл бұрын
I enjoy your videos. I can find a lot of similarities in this accent and my southeastern Kentucky accent. I'm from the spot where Kentucky, Virginia, and Tennessee come together in the Appalachians.
JackIsBadAtGames 2 жыл бұрын
Oooh, yeah, that‘s true. I’m from TN (out in the flat lands lol) but I’ve heard it. Maybe immigrants from Northern England, or Scots?
Glen Somerville
Glen Somerville 3 жыл бұрын
I was just thinking that the Geordie accent sounds like English with a heavy influence of Danish. And then when she said Bairn (barn in Danish / Scandinavian languages) and Yem (hem / hjem in Scandinavian languages), well, there you go! It seems the Vikings have had quite an influence 🙂
True good sense you have
samjon4 3 жыл бұрын
Friendly, warm, and cheerful. I must admit, though, that a couple of years ago when a couple of our soccer players from County Durham were chatting outside my office, as a native speaker of American English I honestly found it easier to understand my Chinese students speaking English than to understand these two Geordie women.
gsf67 2 жыл бұрын
I'm from New Zealand, and without sounding patronising, the Geordie accent is my favourite, I had never heard it until I started watching "Auf Wiedersehen Pet". If you could understand OZ, you could understand any accent.
John Eyton
John Eyton Жыл бұрын
The original series is still in the top 5 TV shows ever imho.
gsf67 Жыл бұрын
@John Eyton the original and second series were great, I felt that the third and fourth series were a bit naff in comparison.
movie-cutter 2 жыл бұрын
Nice video! You didn't comment on one thing that I find especially strange in Geordie - that, even though 'class' and 'fast' etc are pronounced with a short 'a' in Geordie, the words 'master' and 'plaster' are pronounced with a long 'a', as in southern England, even though those words have a short 'a' pronunciation in most of northern England. Why is that, I wonder?
Martin Lowery
Martin Lowery Жыл бұрын
Completely wrong, as a Geordie I would definitely request Stevie Wonder's 'Master Blaster ' to be served with short A's, never Marster Blarster! Don't know...sorry , divvent knaa, where you got that from .
movie-cutter Жыл бұрын
Blaster certainly has a short A, I agree. But not Master or Plaster. Maybe the Geordie accent has been diluted with Yorkshire since my time. I spent the first 18 years of my life living in what is now South Tyneside so I got it from life experience. In my time absolutely no one around me would dream of pronouncing Headmaster with a short A.
Martin Lowery
Martin Lowery Жыл бұрын
@movie-cutter still completely wrong I'm afraid, not sure how south in Tyneside you were or in what century you lived but 50+ years a Geordie and it's still mAster plAster cAster 100%, really don't know where you've got that from, seriously who would ever say ' mARster blAster' ? Makes nee sense whatsoever bonny lad... anyway, nee biggie, langus w'undastand eachutha s'aalreet! Check oot 'Larn yersel Geordie ' by me uncle Mike Neville off of the telly...
Hannah Dyson
Hannah Dyson Жыл бұрын
Because Geordie isn't that Conservative. It borrows from many languages compared to the rest of Northern England. It sounds very Welsh . It's seen as one of the least pleasant accents in the UK by the way despite her claims
Gregory Reese
Gregory Reese 3 жыл бұрын
Well done! Sophie's comments are simply excellent, both interesting and thoughtful.
Medieval Maiden
Medieval Maiden 13 күн бұрын
I absolutely loved this! Proud of my Geordie accent. Instead of "good boy" we say "good lad". Aye! Sophie is a canny lass! Great video. Thank you🌻
Kirk Mooneyham
Kirk Mooneyham Жыл бұрын
I'm American and there were a couple of books I read when I was young, "The Machinegunners" and "Fathom Five" by famed Tynesider author Robert Westall. Then later on, I did live in East Anglia for a bit (many years ago now), so that was the British accent I knew, besides the "generic" television presenter accent. This video is helping to make re-reading those books more colorful for me. Thanks and cheeroh!
hersker ringer
hersker ringer 3 жыл бұрын
That is the reason why I'm learning with Anna, so many dialects.The Welsh accent. My Mother was in Cornwall. A Language with any vowels it's hard to learn. I've got a strange dialect in Germany and I'm Saxon
bounty1402 Жыл бұрын
She looks so nice and friendly. And this video is useful for me to understand better that accent. As a non-native speaker I try to keep my accent as neutral as I can, which results in a mix between RP with American English influence.
Chibana 3 жыл бұрын
Northern English is definitely closer to the (original germanic) scandinavian languages, also the bairn proves it, because child is barn in Norwegian. I guess it is because of the stronger Normans influence in Southern Britain, who were speaking old french.
ultraollie Жыл бұрын
Thank you. We are Americans who enjoy the detective series Vera (set in Northumberland) and this has given us insight to the accents and dialect.
Silvio Martins
Silvio Martins 3 жыл бұрын
Sophia is super friendly. This video brightened up my day.
May L
May L 3 жыл бұрын
Aww.... I think it's important to preserve your accent. I did move around the UK and lost my soft Northern accent as well. It does affect how you speak, and form the words as time goes on. Someone said I was posh as well, which is surprising ! Lol.... But I also associate my accent to be a corporate form, cos I've had to speak a lot to Americans. So I stay with the written book form.
Lita 3 жыл бұрын
Because I'm Norwegian Geordie was me first one but in time and through your videos Anna I'm becoming more of a softer spoken English speaking person. Particularly London they say "you got to speak more softer" so I'm trying but it's quite hard. I'm getting there, especially because I wrote getting, rather than gein, forgetting the t entirely...was quite a deep accents girl but also English was my second language. By the way on a side note about the 'kh' sound. This sound originated from Sami Nord upper Scandinavian places since the stone age yes!!!!👍😅
Aaron Swenk
Aaron Swenk Жыл бұрын
I have never heard this accent until today. It’s wonderful.
ouarirou 3 жыл бұрын
If English is like that, I will not bother myself to correct my pronunciation, I will let it as it is
Ted Archer
Ted Archer 3 жыл бұрын
Try skottish, it's the best
JB London
JB London 3 жыл бұрын
Don't bother. Not worth it.
JB London
JB London 3 жыл бұрын
I gave up years ago. No point. It looks like it's anarchy out there. Whats the point in memorising for instance if one word is with the short "a" or long "a" if then depending from where you are from some use the long some use the short?
The Black Dog Chronicles
The Black Dog Chronicles 3 жыл бұрын
When non-native speakers learn English, it tends to not be a regional accent but rather a RP or 'received pronunciation' accent. Focus on using that, as it is the form of English that most people can understand.
Assimilator1 3 жыл бұрын
Interesting video, it would also be interesting to learn about the history of the Geordie accent, obviously theirs a strong Scottish component, but the 'yem' was word was particularly curious.
Buckwylde 3 жыл бұрын
As a person from the west coast of North America Sophie is easy to understand compared to some other English dialects
Brenna Stoppiello
Brenna Stoppiello Жыл бұрын
From southern USA here. Looking up accents from where my ancestors were from. I really enjoyed this video and even recognize some of the accent as same as mine! Pretty cool!
VI價值投資者 3 жыл бұрын
I like that kind of video. I can learn other sounds from different areas.That's interesting to me. If you can provide us with their IPA vowels particularly in the first part of the video, I think it would be better.
VI價值投資者 3 жыл бұрын
Thanks for your effort!
It's a great suggestion!
Harley Quinn
Harley Quinn 2 жыл бұрын
omg I love Sophies facial expressions along with her pronunciation haha
Keilah Reigh Dugenia
Keilah Reigh Dugenia 3 жыл бұрын
If i have a accent like this i will never shut up
Mike Bee
Mike Bee 2 жыл бұрын
Its music to the ears isnt it ;-)
kireclebnul Жыл бұрын
sounds about like a geordie, yup
Person124 Жыл бұрын
In England if you’re not from Newcastle we hate the geordie accent
DArkwave Жыл бұрын
@Person124 where you from?
Lou Жыл бұрын
@Person124 I keep seeing this sort of comment….for what reason??
Sev Volenski
Sev Volenski 3 жыл бұрын
Just to give some clarification on when Sophie said she's a Pityaka: Pitmatic is a different accent/dialect to Geordie and is found in Durham and Northumberland, it developed with Coal Mining communities in those areas and some words have completely different meanings in Yaka than they do in Geordie. It's dying out/merging into the standard english with a Geordie accent, but can still be heard with the older generations. E.G. I would say "Dog" with a short o sound, Pityakas would say "Durg". Similarly, the accent (Geordie/Northumbrian) can be divided into about four different regions, North for the Borders/North Northumberland (say from Wooler to Rothbury) , South for South Northumberland (Morpeth to Blyth), Tyneside (Geordie*) and West Tynedale (say Wylam to Haltwhistle). So for example, Home: NN = Hyem T = Yem OR Hyem OR Hee-yem SN - Hee-yem WT = He-em More distinct in the past since it's all blending together nowadays, but there are still differences to be heard. While we do have a LOT of scandanavian words in our Dialect, Nothumbrian is closer to Old English than is is to Danish/Noregiean/Swedish. One thing we have almost lost is the Northumbrian Burr. Hard to explain without hearing it, but it is a peculiarity in British English apparently: Wikipedia: "According to Påhlsson (1972),[1] the Burr is typically pronounced as a voiced uvular fricative, often with accompanying lip-rounding ([ʁ(ʷ)]). Approximant, voiceless fricative, tapped and trilled uvular pronunciations occur occasionally. The data for Northumberland and northern Durham in the Survey of English Dialects (gathered in the 1950s) suggest that in addition to full pronunciation in syllable onset, uvular /r/ in these dialects was usually maintained in syllable coda position, typically as uvularisation of the preceding vowel". *Geordie is a touchy subject amongst us, what constitutes at true Geordie differs from person to person. Not so important these days as our accent has been standardised and diluted, but call someone from Sunderland a Geordie and you'd be glared at, both by the Geordie you''re speaking too and the person from Sunderland.
Kevin Bradley
Kevin Bradley 3 жыл бұрын
Very interesting but I was always told a true Geordie is someone born within the sound of the foghorns on the Tyne (as I was) so anything else is Northumbrian or Wearside etc. And the Teesside accent is definitely not Geordie
les james
les james 3 жыл бұрын
I haven't heard the northumbrian burr for years!
Wanders Gion
Wanders Gion 3 жыл бұрын
I was really proud of myself as a non-Brit to have recognized the Geordie accent being spoken by Davos in Game of Thrones. Then I was impressed to learn that the actor who portrayed him is actually Irish!
damon burn
damon burn 3 жыл бұрын
It wasn't meant to be geordie at all 🤨
Mad Geordie
Mad Geordie Жыл бұрын
Yes, you are right Ser Davos does speak with a Geordie accent in GOT.
Markus Solveig
Markus Solveig Жыл бұрын
Very interesting, thank you. 😊 I was surprised when you said bairn, child/children, same of Swedish "bairn", or yem for home pronounced aspirated, sounds exactly like Swedish "hem" that means home.
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