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accents - Karen's Musings
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Today my coworker and I successfully determined that an Australian accent is nothing more than a glorified Boston accent.

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hopeness From: hopeness Date: March 23rd, 2005 09:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
sounds like a productive day :P
curious_au From: curious_au Date: March 23rd, 2005 10:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
God, I wish.
From: lola100 Date: March 23rd, 2005 11:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
No way. Australian accent is so much sexier.
leahmiriam From: leahmiriam Date: March 23rd, 2005 11:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
I would have never come to that conclusion. I have to think about that one.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: March 23rd, 2005 11:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
they both drop their R's is all.
xiphias From: xiphias Date: March 24th, 2005 12:55 am (UTC) (Link)
Living in Boston, and having Australian family, I have to disagree. The entire vowel structure is different, along with nasalization patterns. The Austrailian accent has a foward-mouth vowel structure, while the so-called "Boston accent" (usually a bastardization with elements of the Dorchester, Southie, and Worchester accents) tends to have a mid-back mouth vowel structure and, rather than having dropped "R"'s as people tend to assume, actually often has asperated Gaelic "R"'s.
glenbarnett From: glenbarnett Date: March 24th, 2005 03:25 am (UTC) (Link)

Nah. There are a couple of sounds vaguely in common but the Boston accent is really not very much like the Australian accent.

Australians don't even pronounce "Boston" much like someone from Boston does; we don't even get over the first hurdle of similarity.

I think the Boston accent is a truly wonderful accent. I could listen to it all day.

malkin From: malkin Date: March 24th, 2005 03:42 am (UTC) (Link)
I must protest! People in Boston don't pronounce "tuna" as "chyoo-nar." 'Nuff said.
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