Go to northern England and you'll get expressions like
Where is me car?
Could you drive me to me home!?
Do you want me to call me mate?
I'm taking me dog for a walk?
Me leg hurts.
They never pronounce "my" as "my" but just as "me". I think this is lazy and it get's on my nerves!
The only time "my" is pronounce correctly, is when the word "me" is put right next to it.
Pass me my shoes....
Although others would say...
Pass me me shoes.....
That is not just Northern England; it is most , if not all, of Britain.
However, you will hear things like, "he lent it me" meaning "he lent it to me" in Northern England.
Historically MY would have been pronounced more like ME. Maybe that's it. Dutch had the same thing. IJ sounds like something between AY and EYE depending on the area. But previously it sounded like English EE. In fact the j or i originally just lengthened the vowel. That's why you see Huus in touristy Bruges for example, instead of Huis. It's Ye Olde Flaenders for the tourists.
mie(n) shoes =coastal flemisch dialect
it sounds like the english dialect me shoes
"my shoes" sounds like "mijn schoenen" the neat language
Laziness is what makes many regional accents different to one another.
In Yorkshire you might hear.....
"The" could be pronounced as "te" (ten without the "n")
"To the" could be pronounced as just "te"
"To" can also be pronounced as a "te"
"going to" = gonna
"For" could be pronounced as "fe"
I'm going te park (I'm going to the park)
I'm going te work (I'm going to work)
I'm gonna pick up car. (I'm going to pick up my car)
I once heared my grandad who was from yorkshire once say:
"Will yer go te shop fe papur" (Could you go to the shop for the newspaper)
But when people from Yorkshire speak properly, they are the most easiest to understand in England IMO.
The worst are the Cornish for lazy speakers, some local farmer said to me "Ul rit be". Apparently that means "How are you", properly translated it means "How are you boy", boy referring to a man or a boy.
In Liverpool a lot of people just add a "y" to things.
I'm gonna get some petty. (I'm going to get some petrol)
She got a job as a secy (She got a job as a secretary)
I bought some trainy's (I bought some trainers/sneakers)
I need a ciggy (I need a cigarette)
I wander how much of this is regional dialects and not laziness. After all when the English language was first detailed in a dictionary it was based
upon a form of english spoken by few and did not represent the average
I guess you could call it laziness; but I would not. I would call it language evolution.
Officialised dialects tend to have fixed rules of grammar. Regional varieties do not have grammars.
Have you ever noticed how some poets rhyme say "love" with "prove" or something like that?
I dislike the way southerners in England forget about the "t" in "water" THey just pronounce it "war'er"
Little - Li'il
It's worst than the Cornish or American soft "d"
Not all southerners but I do pronounce BUT as [b-schwa-glottal stop]
I really hate the way educated southerns have adopted pronouncing British as Briddish.
I've always heard some pronounce it as "Briddish".
What I'd like to know, is where did the word "bloke" come from, and why in Yorkshire do they refer to women as "las or lasses"?
A quick look on the web seems to indicate that people don't know the origin of your two words.
los = masculine
las = feminine
Maybe that's were "las" to describe a girl came from?