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    Quote Originally Posted by rebec View Post
    just went and had a listen again, lol you didn't realise it was on at first did you?

    Yes to me you have an accent especially when you say 'i dunno and taken it'
    Nope, I didn't unfortunately. I wanted to cut the audio before I posted but didn't know how.

    I've lived in SA, NSW, Qld & Vic, so my "accent" is quite mixed. I used to speak with affectation until I went to the US for a month's skiing. I really broadened my accent so I wouldn't pick up their twang & my Oz accent changed for ever.

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    I lived in Ukraine for most of my life, but my accent is mostly American from when I lived in the US for 6 years. Now it gets to be a mix of Russian, American, and Australian. I tend to get more of a Russian accent when I'm speaking really quickly.

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    Well, APPARENTLY I do, being from NZ. I say things different like 'dAAAnce' instead of saying it 'normally' as my friends liketo tell me. Pfft. They tell me I roll my "R's" too.

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    It's darnce, not dance. Prarnce, not prance, Frarnce, not France. And for some reason when you talk you probably cut off the syllables tightly and add aye? And you cannot count past 5 without discussing sex, I'm afraid.

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    I was carrying my chilly bin when I tripped over the judder bar - that'll teach me to run in jandals, aye!

    I've never had a strong kiwi accent, tho if I'm around kiwis I think it gets stronger. However I grew up with british mum and grandparents, so if I'm around brits I think I start to sound more british.

    The kiwi accent sounds very strange to me now.

    Since I've been here I've been asked if I'm kiwi and I've been asked if I'm british!

    As for Clea...yes she has an accent, but probably is easier to understand than a lot of aussies!

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    I am aussie born and don't think I have an accent, but in the work place over the years I have been asked if I was a pommie or a kiwi!
    Apparently it is because I use good diction.
    I do talk slower since I spent 14 years in Queensland! I lost the fast pace talk of Sydney!

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    Both my father's parents are Scottish and have lovely accents, I unfortunatly do not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cate0404 View Post
    Both my father's parents are Scottish and have lovely accents, I unfortunatly do not.
    Ah yes, but you've brought that strong Scottish discipline to the wee bairns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSDs4Ever View Post
    Ah yes, but you've brought that strong Scottish discipline to the wee bairns.
    Nah just the good old wooden spoon - who invented that??

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    Quote Originally Posted by cate0404 View Post
    Nah just the good old wooden spoon - who invented that??
    my grandmother was a professional at this, and her shoe...whichever was handier at the time.

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