I want to understand the East Anglian accents better (Norfolk, Suffolk etc) but can't seem to differentiate it from a West country accent (Devon Somerset, Cornwall) properly.

What linguistics mechanisms are found in the East Anglian accent so that I can properly differentiate them?

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    One of the most noticeable differences is that West Country accents are generally rhotic, and East Anglian accents are not.
    – Colin Fine
    Oct 30, 2017 at 12:54
  • @ColinFine I see; so East Anglian is like West Country but they drop their r's?
    – Charlie
    Oct 30, 2017 at 14:10
  • I said that that was one of the most noticeable differences, not that it was the only difference ;-) But yes, East Anglia, like most of England and Wales, "drop their r's", but the West Country don't.
    – Colin Fine
    Oct 30, 2017 at 15:41


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