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Is Australian accent just a lazy variation of the British accent?
The standard British accent (think, BBC) sounds beautiful and poised. The Australian accent sounds terrible.
- Anonymous2 months agoFavorite Answer
The normal BBC pronunciation is a far cry from the real thing, as spoken by the masses, with the regional dialects being difficult to understand by some.
- LiliLv 42 months ago
Not at all. The Australian accent evolved over a long period of time from a number of sources, including the Irish and Scottish accents, various English accents, and even Aboriginal speech.
"Received Pronunciation," which is the BBC accent to which you refer, isn't even spoken by most Brits. There are many British accents, mostly regionally-based. RP is not the "standard". It's just the one a lot of foreigners hear because it's used in many films and television shows.
I think the classic Australian accent is quite lovely.
- Jimmy CLv 72 months ago
Listen to Australian, and then listen to a cockney accent. They are similar, because of the convicts and others who populated Australia from the London area.
It is not laziness but the evolution of language.
- Anonymous2 months ago
No, it isn't just a lazy variation of the British accent. It is a variation, but there's nothing lazy about "chaize froys plaize."