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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 5 months ago

British or Australian Accent? How can one tell the differences between them?

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  • Lôn
    Lv 7
    5 months ago
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    WHICH British accent?.....North Wales, South Wales, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Belfast, Liverpool, Birmingham, Newcastle, London.....All VERY different!

    Australians sound very similar to New Zealanders.

    Canadians sould very similar to Americans (Mid West)

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    • Lôn
      Lv 7
      5 months agoReport

      Listen to a Scouser talking to a Geordie...they sound NOTHING alike. The same goes for a Brummie and a Cockney.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Here's an interesting article:

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  • Ben
    Lv 6
    5 months ago

    It depends on the regions of Britain and Australia.

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  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    An Aussie is very easy to tell from a Brit. Just as it's easy to clock and American from a Brit. But it does seem to confuse a lot of Americans. There are a lot of British dialects and accents, however, none are quite like an Australian accent really. It's unique.

    • John P
      Lv 7
      5 months agoReport

      The first question is: Which British accent? There are about a dozen main accent groups in the British Isles. There is a certain amount of variation across Australia.

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  • 5 months ago

    Learn the first thing about them. Australian accents are similar only to the accent of the southeast of England - Essex and the East End of London, and even then they are still pretty different. There are many, many other British accents that are utterly different - west country, Manchester, Brummie, Edinburgh, Valleys, Belfast...

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  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    Put the shreemp on the bahbee

    • bluebellbkk
      Lv 7
      4 months agoReport

      Shreemp? Nobody says that.

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  • Bob
    Lv 4
    5 months ago

    There is no single British accent so it's hard to answer exactly but here's a rough guide:

    Brit: Today

    Aussie: To die

    Brit: Oss tray leer

    Aussie: Stry leer

    Brit: Sheep

    Aussie: Good lookin' Sheila

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  • Cogito
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    They're very different!

    Listen to examples of both on Youtube - maybe you'll be able to hear the difference.

  • Tavy
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    The Australian accent has an awful uplift at the end of each sentence.

    Annoying.

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    • bluebellbkk
      Lv 7
      4 months agoReport

      There IS a generic accent that is recognisable as British, just as there is a generic accent recognisable as American.

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