Get out of it!
Don’t try to deceive me!/Pull my leg! Stop joking!
//geʔ ɑːʔ əv ɪʔ//
Notice the three examples of glottal stop /ʔ/ in one sentence!
Giz a butcher’s at than then will you?
Let me have a look at that then, will you?
//gɪz ə ˈbʊtʃəz əʔ ðæʔ ðen wil jə//
The sequence /gɪz/ is a common way of saying give us which actually means give me. The use of us for we is common in many varieties of non-standard English in Britain.
He ain’t got the bottle to do it, has he?
He doesn’t have the courage to do it, does he?
//i ʌɪn gɒʔ ðə ˈbɒʔəl tə dʉː ɪʔ/æz i//
The form ain't is common in non-standard British and American English. It can mean has not or is not.
Notice the glottal stop between vowels in bottle and h-dropping in has he.
I like butter.
//ɑɪ lɑɪk ˈbæʔə//
Notice the glottal stop between vowels in butter.
My brother’ s something else.
My brother is incredible (pejorative).
//mɑɪ ˈbræ̙vəz sæ̙mfɪŋ els//
Notice that the th in brother is pronounced /v/ and the th in something is pronounced /f/.
The first vowels in brother and something are pronounced a little more open than /ʌ/, almost like an /æ/.
Have you heard the news about the match?
//æv jʉ ɜːd ðə nʉːz əbæʊʔ ðə mætʃ//
Just like American English there is no /j/ in news. It rhymes with whose. Compare it with RP /njuːz/.
You in a spot of bother, then? You’d better get it sorted like, ain’t you?
Are you in trouble. You had better find a solution.
//jʉ ɪn ə spɒʔ əv ˈbɒvə ðen/lʌɪk/jʉːd ˈbeʔə geʔ ɪt sɔːtɪd lʌɪk/ʌɪnjə//
Notice the diphthong in like and ain't. Cockney diphthongs are wider than RP diphthongs, that is, the distance between the first and second part of the diphthong is greater.
What’s up, mate? Cat got your tongue, has it?
What is wrong my friend? Lost for words?
//wɒssæ̙p/mʌɪʔ/kæʔ gɒʔ jə tæ̙ŋ/æz ɪʔ//
Notice that there is no /t/ in what's -this is typical of Cockney.
That’s enough, innit?
That’s enough, isn’t it?
The tag innit does not change. In Standard British English it does. For example, in Standard British English we say: He does, doesn't he? In Cockney it would be: He does, innit?
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