When you start getting up country, into North East Derbyshire and Yorkshire, something happens to the word ‘the’…
In speech, ‘the’ is often omitted. It’s all about economy.
Here are some cod examples:
Are you going t’shop? – Here you’d silence the last ‘g’ in going.
T’shops closed. – This one is tricky. You blend the ‘t’ and ‘s’ together and try not to spit on anyone.