Australian English

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Australian English (AusE) is a non-rhotic regional dialect of English. It has three major dialect subgroups: Standard Australian English (SAusE); Aboriginal English and ethnocultural Australian English varieties.

It is relatively new - just over 200 years old - and originated in the early colony in Sydney.[1]

In terms of accents, these range from the most local, Broad Australian, to an intermediate category, General Australian and, at the other extreme, a more British English variation, Cultivated Australian.[2]

The vowel system of BAusE is very similar to that of Cockney.[3]. See Phonemic chart of Australian vowels.

References[edit]

  1. Macquarie University Department of Linguistics: History & accent change
  2. Macquarie University Department of Linguistics: Australian accent
  3. Brunel University: "Overview of Australian English" Accent

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