raven asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 1 month ago

On Lark Rise to Candleford Laura Timmins calls her parents "mar" & "par"instead of 'ma' & 'pa'.?

I have never heard anyone on any other British show use these. I must say I find it irritating. Can anyone explain the reason for her pronunciation?

3 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    That may have been the sound in some country districts well over 100 years ago.  That book was set well over 100 years ago, approx in the middle of the 19th century. The accents are from the West Country.

    I might assume that the voice coaches would have known how to coach the cast in accents of that time.

    Try 'Poldark' for accents further west.

  • Cogito
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    It's a broad West Country accent.

    A friend of mine in Devon always used to pronounce the name of a friend of ours, Emma, as 'Emmer' and another friend, Lisa, as 'Leezur'.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    It’s a south west England accent

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