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In 50 years, ‘muvva’ rather than ‘mother’ is probably going to be the standard way people address their mum, according to new research.
HSBC has released a new report which attempts to predict what British regional accents will sound like in 50 years, based on current linguistic trends.
The report, by linguistic experts Dr Dominic Watt and Brendan Gunn, writes about specific words that will develop to sound different to the modern day.
The reasoning behind the change is the general trend of shortening words and simplification of pronunciation.
They also looked at trends in different regions:
An average sentence, for example:
I think that care is a beauty
I fink that car is a booty