How have British English U and non-U speech changed between the 1950s and the present day?
English Language & Usage Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for linguists, etymologists, and serious English language enthusiasts. It's 100% free, no registration required.
Here's how it works:
- Anybody can ask a question
- Anybody can answer
- The best answers are voted up and rise to the top
The wikipedia page on RP lists some of the changes. One of the changes which sticks out when one hears it nowadays is the s sound in words like tissue (/ˈtɪsjuː/) and suit (/ˈsjuːt/).