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  1. Wayne Hart
    January 11, 2019

    My observations as a dual Aussie / Kiwi:

    word fish: Kiwi = fush, Aussie = feesh

    word chips: Kiwi = chups, Aussie = cheeps

    word better: Kiwi = bitter, Aussie = bedder

    word Newcastle, NSW: Kiwis and Newcastle residents = “a” as in car: Aussie excluding residents of Newcastle, NSW = “a” as in cat.

    Aussie accent has a much stronger Irish influence rather American English although that may be the same outcome. Australia was much more industrialised so stronger northern England influence while agriculture was mainly pastoral cattle with secondary arable.

    NZ originally had more of an arable agricultural economy and has a southern England accent influence due to strong labourer migration from London and rural southern counties.

    PS: flags cartoon is unbecoming…………..


    • Belle
      November 13, 2019

      having friends both Kiwi and Aussie, i totally agree with you.

      also, i have SERIOUS doubt about the author of that article being by an MFA alumna of the University of Mass. Amherst


  2. Robert
    February 2, 2020

    I’ve wondered about the pronunciation of “know”, “snow” and “show.” I hear it as “nah-oh”, etc.
    Which accent does this?


  3. Kerry Lee
    May 7, 2020

    The Australian accent was also heavily influenced by Cockney, which was not even mentioned above.


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