>My goodness.Here in the far north we say 'wun' for 'one' when we think we
>are speaking standard or 'received' pronunciation. Local variants are
>'wan' (Glasgow), 'ane' or 'yin' for Lowland Scots.
'Won' is heard only on the telly and assumed to be some form of regional
variation from England.
When did 'wun' stop being RP and turn into traditional regional English
pronunciation? And what is the standard pronunciation now?
> Here in the south-east
>midlands (assuming the good folk of the aforementioned town don't object to
>me placing them in that region), 'want' is pronounced 'wunt', one pronouced
>'wun' and so on. While being possibly the last person on earth to defend to
>the boring old bugger, anyone who continues to use traditional regional
>English pronouciation in the face of the relentless, media-led march of the
>ghastly din known as 'estuary English' or that terrible allegedly
>'classless' version spoken by most of the BBC is OK by me (and he likes
>cricket too, even if he is a Surrey fan - alarmingly, he almost appears
>likeable in retrospect :))
>Paul (exiled Scouser with wilfully flat vowels and dropped aitches)