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Old 05-18-2013, 07:23 AM
 
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Would you agree that the normal Aussie accent in Sydney sounds quite gruff & unrefined. It's hard to speak kindly, its as if it sounds the person talking is always pissed off, even if they're not!

Compared with the urban (normal) American accent where its easier to reflect the certain emotion in the words..
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Old 05-18-2013, 07:31 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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No I don't. Now bugger off ya bloody Yank! lol jk
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Old 05-18-2013, 01:20 PM
 
Location: The High Seas
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Australian women make every statement sound like a question.
It makes me feel useful being smart where I can give a quick retort.
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Old 05-18-2013, 09:24 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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To be honest, the Australian accent makes me cringe. I've always sounded more English than Australian- but the 'Australianism' always seems to come out when I'm intoxicated. Ugh. I hate it! Thankfully those times are few and far between nowadays though! (Currently non existent since I'm expecting!).

But yes, to answer the OP's question, the Australian accent sounds harsh, and in my personal opinion it sounds horrible. I've never, ever liked it!
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Old 05-18-2013, 09:26 PM
 
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Australian women make every statement sound like a question.
It makes me feel useful being smart where I can give a quick retort.
I know, what's with that inflection at the end of each statement? ANNOYING!

I take solace in the fact that even British people think I'm English. I make a conscious effort (see above) not to sound Australian. *shudders*
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Old 05-19-2013, 05:14 AM
 
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Would you agree that the normal Aussie accent in Sydney sounds quite gruff & unrefined. It's hard to speak kindly, its as if it sounds the person talking is always pissed off, even if they're not!

Compared with the urban (normal) American accent where its easier to reflect the certain emotion in the words..
No. To me, it always sounds like a question is being asked?
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Old 05-19-2013, 08:11 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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I know, what's with that inflection at the end of each statement? ANNOYING!

I take solace in the fact that even British people think I'm English. I make a conscious effort (see above) not to sound Australian. *shudders*
Cultural cringe makes me cringe lol

Americans do that question thing too, well at least some of them.
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Old 05-19-2013, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Brisbane
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I know, what's with that inflection at the end of each statement? ANNOYING!

I take solace in the fact that even British people think I'm English. I make a conscious effort (see above) not to sound Australian. *shudders*
That's just sad, an accent is nothing to be ashamed of.
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Old 05-20-2013, 03:47 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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That's just sad, an accent is nothing to be ashamed of.
Haha.. yeah sometimes after I have been shopping at Kmart and Coles in my local mall, I like to meet some friends at Gloria Jeans for a latte. But I go to Marrickville Metro, and my European friends positively hate my Australian accent.
I hate the Australian accent. It should sound more continental
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Old 05-20-2013, 05:27 AM
 
Location: The Downunderverse
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Haha.. yeah sometimes after I have been shopping at Kmart and Coles in my local mall, I like to meet some friends at Gloria Jeans for a latte. But I go to Marrickville Metro, and my European friends positively hate my Australian accent.
I hate the Australian accent. It should sound more continental
Australia is a continent.
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