Emotion: winkWhat are the differences between Australian, British and American pronunciation?

I am particularly interested in the Australian one.

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Being an australian... i can tell u

that we dont pronounce our Ts eg. shut up would be shud up or mate is ma e (like saying eight with out the t)

when finishing a sentence we end it like a question like. my head hurts! but instead of sying the end of hurts, in a low vioce we say it high!

How are you going? would be how you goin'? etc

I've always noticed how we have a very lazy tongue, we dont really use it to pronounce words...a speach therapists said to talk like an australian imagine there is a brick sitting on your tongue and you try to talk...
AnonymousHere are my comments. The parentheses indicate that something is not part of General American-like dialects or RP, but is found in certain regional dialects..
------ American R's are always pronounced, British R's are not.
In General American vs. RP, yes, (but there are non-rhotic American dialects on the East coast, and rhotic British dialects.)
NO -------- British is /əʊ/, American is /oʊ/
Some British dialects have /o/. Some American dialects have /o/. (Some American dialects have /əʊ/.)
NOT ------ British is /ɒ/, American is /ɑ/
Actually in about 40% of the country "not" can have /ɒ/ or /ɑ/ used interchangeably.
NOT ------ British final T's are released, American final T's are not.
LAW ----- In BrE it's /o/, in AmE it's either /ɒ/ or /ɑ/
Actually I belive RP has /O:/ rather than /o/. (In the Boston Brahmin accent it can also be /O:/)
CLASS --- Some vowels that are /ɑ/ in BrE, in AmE are /æ/
Some people in the West can shift /æ/ to /a/. (Some dialects in Boston have a similar trap-bath split.)
BETTY --- In BrE there are no tapped T's, in AmE there are.
From what I've heard, occasionally BrE speakers use tapped t's.
NOW ----- In BrE it's more like /ɑʊ/, in AmE it's more like /æʊ/
Actually General American has /aʊ/. Some regional dialects have /æʊ/.
I agree with you. Where I am from we have /əʊ/ and LAW sounds to me as /ɔ/ though.
From what I heard from Austrailians, they sound sort of like a mix of British accents. I don't know. Maybe it is me.
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Yeah, but I was only considering two "general varieties" with their transcriptions, the ones you find in dictionaries. If you start to consider all the varieties, you'll never stop. I just noticed a mistake...
AnonymousNOW ----- In BrE it's more like /ɑʊ/, in AmE it's more like /æʊ/
...I meant to write that in BrE it's more like /aʊ/.
There sure are accents where it's different. But it's not surprising... in the UK there are so many weird accents that some people don't even seem to be speaking English, lol.
My favourite accent has always been Geordie. Not that I would understand a bit of it, though.
This isn't really a very accurate answer, but I'd say that Australian is kind of "between" american and british. What I mean is american sounds kind of like too long and slimy while british sounds too hard and formal, but aus is kinda just right between those two.
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I think with a lot of Australian pronunciations we tend to drag out our vowel sounds in the middle of words, take your 'Kate' example........ when sounding it out it's more like Kaaate (the long 'a' sound). I think with the British it's like Kit but with the 'e' sounding more like an 'i' sound and a little more short and contained. I think you really need to hear it for it to be explained properly.

We also shorten some of our endings on words. e.g. words ending in 'r' or 'er' where it sounds like 'a' (or 'uh'), rather than dragging out the 'rrrrr'.......confusing I know lol.
If you ask an American or Canadian, they'll tell you that there isn't much difference between an Aussie accent and a Brittish one. So I think AuE leans more towards BrE than between AmE and BrE.
I come from Queensland in Australia.

my accent influences my English friends, even if it is just vowels, it is pronounced Differently.

- Don't pronounce r's at the ends of words. Eg River= Rivah, car= Caah
- if the word has a double/sometimes single t (e.g letter or water) the t sound turns into a d sound e.g letter= ledder, water= wardah.
-Words ending in with an 'o' sound ( no, show) put an e on the end eg no= noE
- exaggerate your a sounds. Ham= Haaam, jam= jaaam
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