Present participle and letter T are Extinct in new politico-media Argot
A rapidly standardising New Zealand dialect has now overwhelmed the diction of broadcasters and politicians. It has caused to disappear the spoken alphabet consonant “t” and without the substitute Estuary glottal stop. The discarded letter “t” simply emerges as a “d” as in the frequently spoken “baddery” or “budder,” i.e. battery, butter.
Duty is rendered as “doody,” and not as the glottalised “doo-ee,” the Cockney-Essex version.
The absence of the glottal stop as in for example “buh-uh” for butter isolates this new semi-received politico-broadcast dialect or patois from any inherited stem in Cockney and Estuary English.
Wadda and Godda (what a… and got to…) are two other elided examples of the vanished Estuary-Cockney-Essex glottal stop with now the all-purpose “d” sound filling the gap, vacuum.
“Warder,” similarly uses the “d” to replace the old glottal stop for water (war-uh in Estuary-Essex.)
In this evolving Antipodean politico-broadcast patois there is too an emphasis on the second vowel in words, a characteristic of Romance or Latin languages. Examples are “halth,” and “walth” for health and wealth.
The letter “e” is heavily extended as in “Wheat and Forgeet” for the heavily branded Wet and Forget
Transposing the letters “a” and “e” as in Alvis for Elvis or Ellis for Alice and vice versa is another unexplained and now accepted standardisation. Another such localisation is “halp” for help.
The broadcast disappearance of the present participle “ing” does share a traceable and noble lineage to the old English clipped “huntin’, fishin’ & shootin’.”
The routine rendition of a broadcast television programme as “Fear Go,” instead of Fair Go emphasises this firewalling from Estuary English.
The word air is now routinely delivered in any word syllable component to sound like ear. Now standard or received is for example “ear conditioning.”