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How To Speak English In New Zealand
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Tol Eressea

Dec 2 2012, 5:30am

Post #26 of 33 (135 views)
LOL! // [In reply to] Can't Post


"The question isn't where, Constable, but when." - Inspector Spacetime

Tol Eressea

Dec 2 2012, 5:34am

Post #27 of 33 (192 views)
Two things [In reply to] Can't Post

One: People in the mid-western part of the US often do the same. I had a boss who was from the Northeast, and she always laughed at us for pronouncing pin and pen the same way.

Two: Are all kiwi men that cute??? If so, I'm packing my bags! Wink

"The question isn't where, Constable, but when." - Inspector Spacetime


Dec 2 2012, 12:23pm

Post #28 of 33 (180 views)
Sounds awfully familiar [In reply to] Can't Post

Only I've never been to New Zealand. It's certainly not only Kiwis who do not grasp the concept of the letter "r".

L. Ron Halfelven
Grey Havens

Dec 3 2012, 1:50am

Post #29 of 33 (127 views)
Excint? What excint?// [In reply to] Can't Post


"123456!... password!... password1!... password2!... Gimli, do you know Durin's date of birth? Thanks. 140457!... mithril@!... mithril#!... maltbeer!... qwerty!... Legolas, do your elf eyes see any post-its lying around the base of the cliff?"

Superuser / Moderator

Dec 3 2012, 3:51am

Post #30 of 33 (132 views)
*snort* / [In reply to] Can't Post


Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.

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Tweezers of Thu

Dec 3 2012, 12:31pm

Post #31 of 33 (136 views)
The non-rhotic Boston accent [In reply to] Can't Post

Here's a fun link from Car Talk, a popular radio show broadcast from National Public Radio here in the US. Yes, Click and Clack - I could see their garage from the windows of my lab when I worked at another company in Cambridge.

You Know You're From Boston When...

There's also variation in the oft-imitated, seldom reproduced (accurately) Boston accent according to neighborhood and class, although less so now than in the past. That is, a Bostonian from Southie would have a different accent than a Boston Brahmin from Back Bay.

My accent remains that of the Midwestern US variety, but when I return to Illinois, I'm told my "r's" are now slightly softened, and I have been know to say "Hahwahya?" instead of "How are you?" so I guess Boston is rubbing off on me. Wink


...bahwt a soder.

Wouldn't that be "bahwt a tonic?" Wink

A lake is the landscape's most beautiful and expressive feature. It is Earth's eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature. ~~ Henry David Thoreau

(This post was edited by Tweezers of Thu on Dec 3 2012, 12:40pm)


Dec 4 2012, 11:50pm

Post #32 of 33 (117 views)
Interesting, as a midwestern American the Aussie sounds [In reply to] Can't Post

closer to how I would say Auckland.


Dec 4 2012, 11:55pm

Post #33 of 33 (174 views)
Try "Chicago" [In reply to] Can't Post


1. is very Chicago accent...maybe 4 too...northern cities shift etc.
2. & 5. are pretty flat American english
7. Australian
8. very deliberate pronunciation...east coast?
10. Upper crust affectation.

Los Angeles...

UK...Los Angeleees

(This post was edited by Eruonen on Dec 5 2012, 12:02am)

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