[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

-- 
Judith Ridge
Assistant Editor (Acting)
The School Magazine
Celebrating 90 Years‹1916-2006
Curriculum K-12 Directorate
NSW Department of Education and Training

http://www.curriculumsupport.education.nsw.gov.au/schoollibraries/schoolmaga
zine/index.htm

PO Box 1928
Macquarie Centre NSW 2113
AUSTRALIA

+61 2 9889 0044
+61 2 9889 0040 (fax)


**********************************************************************
This message is intended for the addressee named and may contain
privileged information or confidential information or both. If you
are not the intended recipient please delete it and notify the sender.
**********************************************************************



More information about the Dwj mailing list