klj at sccs.swarthmore.edu
Thu Jun 15 12:21:13 EDT 2006
On Thu, 15 Jun 2006 LWilkinson at slv.vic.gov.au wrote:
> 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.
Oh, God, the "l-dropping" thing in Adelaide is _exactly_ what I wrote my
senior linguistics thesis on. Horrible, horrible experience - pretty much
the reason why I'm sure I would never want to get a PhD.
If anyone is really masochistic, it's (unfortunately) available on the web
"If anything, I have too much space. Every two months, I am doing a nice
---Zizek on his home, as quoted at
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