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Old 06-19-2014, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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Sometimes but not always, it depends on the individual. Some people like my sister deliberately adopt it to fit in, others aren't bothered by it in the slightest, and others just pick it up naturally without realising. My OH is the latter, he's not so much picking up the accent as getting the rhythm and intonation of it. I doubt that he'll ever getting to the stage of saying Pro-Ject rather than project, or describing a fermented milk product as Yo-Gurt.
I had a friend who, at age 16, moved to Australia for a year as a foreign exchange student. When she came back, I thought she was faking an Aussie accent at first. But she wasn't, she had picked it up. It took her 6 months to completely change back lol!
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Old 06-19-2014, 01:02 PM
 
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I had a friend who, at age 16, moved to Australia for a year as a foreign exchange student. When she came back, I thought she was faking an Aussie accent at first. But she wasn't, she had picked it up. It took her 6 months to completely change back lol!
Oh, I hate people like that. lol She didn't pick up anything, probably. It was probably a nice 6-month play she did for some attention when she got back. Some people like to use their accents as ways to grab attention
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Old 06-21-2014, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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If you're talking about Strine (Bogan) accents then yes. They're tedious.

But most of us sound pleasant rather.
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Old 06-22-2014, 05:12 PM
 
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If you're talking about Strine (Bogan) accents then yes. They're tedious.

But most of us sound pleasant rather.
I agree with you and every country has its stronger regional accents but they usually are in the minority.

I liken the Strine to a broad Essex accent, but accents don't make people - actions do. One of my lecturers has the broadest north Queensland accent possible, but he's an incredibly urbane and highly educated man (something of a polymath) with fantastic people skills.
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Old 06-23-2014, 07:30 PM
 
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If you're talking about Strine (Bogan) accents then yes. They're tedious.

But most of us sound pleasant rather.
Do aboriginals have a distinct accent?
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Old 06-24-2014, 06:18 AM
 
Location: Vic, Australia
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Do aboriginals have a distinct accent?
Yes, oftentimes they do.
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Old 07-05-2014, 05:17 PM
 
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Yes, oftentimes they do.
What sounds different? Just words, the vernacular; what's diff.?
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