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Old 04-21-2010, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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Funny thread topic name. I know enough that there isn't one particular accent, and that a lot of them are vastly different. I prefer the Broad accent and I tend to enjoy any accents with some drawling.

From what I've heard on the internet, this newer "Posh" accent is the worst Australian accent; I am most likely to need subtitles to understand a "Posh" speaker from sounds like the long-I being incredibly flat and monothonged. (I = ah, but even flatter than American Southerners) Posh-Australian sometimes sounds like someone speaking English-as-a-second-language. Clipped-but-mangled. "...We've turned on the latts!..." (lights, lol)

I haven't heard enough Broad to know if I'd find that confusing, but watching Croc Hunter or any Hollywood movies with Australian (broad) accents I am never confused. Haven't heard an "excessive" Aussie drawl yet though... if I ever do, I will post about it.

General Australian can sound nice, but also can sound dullish.

Ditto with "Cultivated", though due to its rarity I might be more likely to enjoy hearing it.
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Old 04-21-2010, 08:45 AM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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I find it kinky and a turn on , although the Kiwi accent scares me abit
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Old 04-21-2010, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Subarctic maritime Melbourne
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Do you approve/disapprove/don't care?

It annoys me 'dude' is used way more than 'mate.' And have you notice the actual way some of the young'uns pronounce words? 'I haave to gat my moybahl phoyne'.
I approve. Nothing wrong with the word "dude". There's no shortage of people using the word "matge" either and have never come across an Aussie youth with a yank accent.
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Old 04-21-2010, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Sunshine Coast, BC
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I don't know what you call the accent coming out of a lot of teenage girls' mouths these days but it is awful. The word 'no' sounds like 'noi', and 'like' becomes 'laaaak', ... <shudder> Hard to describe but if you listen to them on the train talking to each other, loudly, it's like fingernails on a blackboard

Maybe our version of Valley Girl speak?
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Old 04-21-2010, 07:40 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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I approve. Nothing wrong with the word "dude". There's no shortage of people using the word "matge" either and have never come across an Aussie youth with a yank accent.
I thought you were afraid of Australia losing it's culture . I guess it's okay as long as it's a another white culture influencing us. God forbid if we all started talking with an Indian accent!

It's a generational thing. When was the last time you heard a teenage girl call her friend 'mate?' (albeit it's mainly been a male thing). In 30 years time dude might be more common for even 40-50 year olds.
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Old 04-21-2010, 07:43 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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I don't know what you call the accent coming out of a lot of teenage girls' mouths these days but it is awful. The word 'no' sounds like 'noi', and 'like' becomes 'laaaak', ... <shudder> Hard to describe but if you listen to them on the train talking to each other, loudly, it's like fingernails on a blackboard

Maybe our version of Valley Girl speak?
I was talking to Cold Canadian about this. The Aussie accent is most definitely changing and getting watered down. For some it almost sounds like a Yank-Aussie hybrid (the worst, imho) or wannabe posh British. What annoys me is how EVERY dang female under 25 is starting to sound the same. 'Ya' instead of 'yeah', saying 'like' a hundred times a sentence...argh, lol. The vocal inflection is probably more annoying than the actual pronunciations. The constant American-like 'up and down' (different from Aussie 'rising').
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Old 04-21-2010, 07:49 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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I don't know what you call the accent coming out of a lot of teenage girls' mouths these days but it is awful. The word 'no' sounds like 'noi', and 'like' becomes 'laaaak', ... <shudder> Hard to describe but if you listen to them on the train talking to each other, loudly, it's like fingernails on a blackboard

Maybe our version of Valley Girl speak?
There hasn't been much raised about this, actually. People give broad speakers a hard time but seem perfectly fine with this noveau Australian accent. I think the accent is a reaction against broad Aussie, which prevailed among the population from about 1975-1988, but even back then there were those who had that toffy kind of accent. The accent in general, however, was probably most 'Aussie' across the board around the late 1980s.
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Old 04-22-2010, 12:13 AM
 
Location: Australia
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As a Swedish guy living in the US, I quite like the Australian accent. I assume this probably SHOULD be in plural as I guess the accent is different in Perth then in Brisbane.

I personally think the word "dude" should be avoided unless you are a "yank"........................... :-)
"Dude" is fine - yank or not

What really hurts is hearing words/expressions of "my cuz...you know, my cuz" (cuz = cousins) or "hi bro...." . I hear this type of expressions used all the time at my gym...fortunately, I have alot of self-control. If not, the barbells would fly across the room.

For certain cultures, marrying 1st cousin is the norm. As such, they think everyone is their "cuz".
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Old 04-22-2010, 12:34 AM
 
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God forbid if we all started talking with an Indian accent!
That would be annoying, actually. I am all for us talking with West Indies accents, though.
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Old 04-22-2010, 12:36 AM
 
Location: Subarctic maritime Melbourne
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I thought you were afraid of Australia losing it's culture . I guess it's okay as long as it's a another white culture influencing us. God forbid if we all started talking with an Indian accent!
GOOD GOD NO!!!!!! Indians can't speak english to begin with... anyone who's ever called up a phone company or have gotten a telemarketer call will know what I mean. They are already stealing Australian jobs etc, the last thing we need is the population speaking telemarketernese.


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It's a generational thing. When was the last time you heard a teenage girl call her friend 'mate?' (albeit it's mainly been a male thing). In 30 years time dude might be more common for even 40-50 year olds.
Girls generally don't call each other 'mate'.

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