Category Archives: Australian English

The accents and dialects of the island nation of Australia.

The 3 Types of Australian Accents

The Australian Accent is renowned for its lack of regional differences. ¬†This is perhaps not surprising given that Britain settled the country fairly late in the history of the Empire (New South Wales was discovered over a decade after America’s … Continue reading

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South African or Kiwi or Aussie?

Many accents get confused with one another: Canadian and American, Scottish and Northern Irish, Jamaican and Barbadian. But the granddaddy of all of them? The three-way mixup between¬†Australian, New Zealand and South African English. If you speak with one of … Continue reading

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Australians do the Best Accents

I often use Google News to write this blog. Crude source of inspiration it may be, but searching for permutations of “dialect,” “accent,” or “language” gives me a wealth of material to ponder. There is one exception to this, however, … Continue reading

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AusTalk

As per Melbourne’s Herald Sun, a pair of Australian universities are working on a project called “AusTalk,” which will compile a database of 1000 speakers of Australian English. When finished, it will be one of the most comprehensive English accent … Continue reading

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