[DWJ] Accents

Juliette Curtis juliette at harvestroad.com
Thu Jun 15 04:21:30 EDT 2006


I think we have a city accent and a country accent and they are pretty 
consistent around Australia, but I also think we are beginning to 
develop regional accents. The differences are subtle but they are 
definitely there.

LWilkinson at slv.vic.gov.au wrote:

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>Judith said
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>>Interesting, Sally‹I've never really thought abut >a Tasmanian accent, but
>>some of your vowels sound like a very soft >version of a New Zealand
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>accent.
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>I think in Melbourne we tend to soften our vowels a bit, like saying
>"Malbourne" instead of "Melbourne". In SA they tend to drop 'l's if they're
>at the end of a word: pool, school etc. Queenslanders are usually very
>Strine, and WA-ians are a little bit pommie.
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>lili
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