>Marjorie H wrote:
> I lived in Wales during WW2. Both my sisters learnt to speak there. When
> we came back to England I was 9 and they were 4 and 5. I am told we all
> had really Welsh accents, but they changed quite fast. The only thing we
> have left is that we can all do the Welsh 'll', which my mother never go
> the hang of.
Well not to allow too many secrets out my mother was Welsh as were most of
her familly and I find pronouncing 'll', 'dd' as well as most of the Welsh
lingo not much of a problem. I occasionally do it in a welsh accent too!
That is to say to overcome my natural accent which is a cross between Noel
Coward and Her Majesty's of which I really have little idea about how such a
thing could come about. Perhaps it has something to do with King Edward VII
and my ancestral mistress.