I'm watching La pelea de mi vida, an Argentinean film, and in it the characters are dropping their esses all over the place. E'ta, e'tuve, even stuff like E' muy e'traño and E'to tene'
The film is about a boxer and his milieu. What I want to know: Is this a class marker or is it pervasive in Argentina?
*NB By "class marker" I mean is it used as part of an accent denoting a certain societal level. For example, in the U.S. it is common for members of the working class in some areas to say "dese" for these and "dem" for them, etc.