occasional observations on English pronunciation features, phonetics, teaching and learning
Monday, 21 September 2015
Brian Sewell - RIP
Brian Sewell, art critic, columnist and writer, died in his London home on the 19th of September, 2015. He was not only renowned for his pungent, waspish, rapier-sharp remarks, but also for his 'privileged', genteel pronunciation, whch made quite a few people become prickly. In his words, he had the voice of an "Edwardian lesbian". Well, form your own judgment; there are lots of sound samples on the internet.
Here's a short extract from an interview which must have taken place in or shortly after 1979: