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Accents of the English Language...

English
Scottish
Irish
Canadian
American
Australian (New Zealand) Is there a difference?

Why do British people say..
Maria like "Ma-REE-er"
and
Daughter like "DAW-tuh"?
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English
Scottish
Irish
Canadian
American
Australian (New Zealand) Is there a difference?

Why do British people say..
Maria like "Ma-REE-er"
and
Daughter like "DAW-tuh"?
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post #4 of 62 (permalink) Old Apr 19th, 2005, 02:41 AM
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English
Scottish, Irish, Canadian, American, Australian (New Zealand) Is there a difference?

Why do British people say..
Maria like "Ma-REE-er"
and
Daughter like "DAW-tuh"?
You forgot South African, and the Caribbean accents.
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English

American
American....is alot!

Southern
Boston
New Yorkers
Minnesotans

who else?

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You forgot South African, and the Caribbean accents.
Are there a lot of South Africans with English as their primary language?

I though it was primarily Dutch.
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You forgot South African, and the Caribbean accents.
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American....is alot!

Southern
Boston
New Yorkers
Minnesotans

who else?
Thanx for the additions.
Who else? Texans, Californians (valley girls)?

There are even variations in Canada. The Maritimes' English is different too I think. Newfies too eh?
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Don't tell a kiwi that his/her accent sounds like the Aussie one!
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there's are also new zealand, indian and african accents, there's a difference between all the english accents, you have different irish and scottish accents etc etc. way too many to list them all

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Don't tell a kiwi that his/her accent sounds like the Aussie one!
Don't tell an Aussie his/hers accent is like a Kiwis!

But even in England, your accent is going to be different to that of someone elses from England

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Don't tell an Aussie his/hers accent is like a Kiwis!
LOL, I have friends in Australia and NZ, that's why I know

I think that in every language happens that there are many different accents everywhere, same with Spanish
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There's also about 42 versions of the Welsh accent. With all due respect, this is a pretty pointless thread.

What is the thread starter's point or where are we going with this?

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Australian (New Zealand) Is there a difference?
Ahhh yes.. just a little

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English
Scottish
Irish
Canadian
American
Australian (New Zealand) Is there a difference?

Why do British people say..
Maria like "Ma-REE-er"
and
Daughter like "DAW-tuh"?
Aussie and NewZealand accents... they are QUITE different!
i know by experience cuz i lived inNZ for several years and now i live in Aus
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Why do British people say "Daughter" like "DAW-tuh"?
Because that's how you pronounce that word
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