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Whats the difference between RP and New Zealand Accent?

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October 19, 2007 12:25PM

RP is way different to the New Zealand accent.

In NZ, people use a rising intonation - it constantly sounds

like they're asking a question because their voice gets higher at

the end of their sentences.

New Zealanders have different vowel sounds - a sounds more like

e, in particular.

New Zealanders don't have too many vocabularic differences,

aside from "dairy" meaning "corner store" and "bach" meaning

"holiday home" "jandals" that sort of thing.


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