[DWJ] Accents

Judith Ridge Judith.Ridge at det.nsw.edu.au
Sun Jun 18 19:58:01 EDT 2006

On 16/6/06 10:52 PM, "Roslyn" <rosgross at bigpond.net.au> wrote:

> I seem to notice a difference between the accents of Melbournians and
> Sydneysiders. The latter are more likely than the former to pronouce "dance"
> (etc) the British way, with the "ah" sound. Melbournians are more likely to
> pronounce it as the American way, to rhyme with "ants". And there seems to
> be a particular kind of posh Sydney accent (that again, seems to be more
> common among women) that's a little different from the "posh" accent of
> Melbourne.

Melburnians also say "castle" more like Americans‹"cassel". Sydney-siders
say it with a long "a".


Judith Ridge
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