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Old 03-01-2013, 06:58 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Dunno if you've noticed it, but if you hear a lot of Asian Australians speak, even those who were born here, they seem to have a specific way of talking. I think it might be the fact that so many Asians you see aren't Australian, so they're constantly being influenced. Anyway, I'd say it's defined by a specific upward intonation in tone, a bit like 'rising' but somewhat different. If you've heard them you probably know what I'm talking about. Funny thing is I'm hearing the younger generation in general talking like this. Anyone else notice this?
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:50 AM
 
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Dunno if you've noticed it, but if you hear a lot of Asian Australians speak, even those who were born here, they seem to have a specific way of talking. I think it might be the fact that so many Asians you see aren't Australian, so they're constantly being influenced. Anyway, I'd say it's defined by a specific upward intonation in tone, a bit like 'rising' but somewhat different. If you've heard them you probably know what I'm talking about. Funny thing is I'm hearing the younger generation in general talking like this. Anyone else notice this?
Geez Trimac you're really trying to stir the pot this week aren't you. First it was the Sheilas and now its the ABCs. Actually, I don't think you can lump them all into the same pot and Australians have always had an upward inflection. Most ABCs that I know speak with a hard Australian accent, not ocker, but an Australian accent nonetheless. It does seem to freak most people out as they aren't expecting it.
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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I haven't noticed a distinct Asian accent, you do hear varying degrees of influence from parents among children of immigrants but it's usually quite subtle.
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