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07-26-2008, 12:24 AM

well first of all its "mate"

and when ever ppl say stuff about english language, they only say america or the uk, no 1 ever says about australian english


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07-26-2008, 12:29 AM

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well first of all its "mate"

and when ever ppl say stuff about english language, they only say america or the uk, no 1 ever says about australian english
It's not pronounced like mate, silly. It's pronounced "'ello, mite."
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Everywhere. The reletively "accentless" (bland is a better word) is the standard for television journalists and corporate business. Notice the journalistic standard and that really influences the rest of the nation. Look at tv and hollywood, Actors with various backgrounds speak that way unless called for in a role. As a translator, I'm surprised your haven't noticed this trend. It's been the way for a decade or two.
Actually I think that is West Coast English. I don't think of the mid-west as accentless. Lots of reporters from other parts of the country go local in Seattle and Portland to get the "accent-free" American English down before moving to the national stage. It's been that way for decades (en vogue might not be the right term). I can't tell you how many reporters and radio people I have seen go national after doing a few years on a local Portland station.
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07-26-2008, 01:23 AM

British grammar pretty much dominates the English classes in schools around here. Though you can choose freely the way you pronounce words most of the time. And afterwards you often end up with sort of a blend of American and British English.


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07-26-2008, 01:39 AM

It seems to me that Japanese textbooks tend to be American English rather than English in terms of spelling (color, not colour, etc.)
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07-26-2008, 02:47 AM

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what about aussie english ?
i think its the same as british english

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It's not pronounced like mate, silly. It's pronounced "'ello, mite."
err no we have a heavy accent on the A sound



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i think its the same as british english
oooo...you didn't really say that did you?
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oooo...you didn't really say that did you?
what do you mean?

Edit: oops now I see... umm I guess i meant RP
i dont know, I was just talking about spelling



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07-26-2008, 03:17 AM

I speak American-English. I live in the U.S., so. . . I think my accent is pretty much "normal" when I speak to people. I don't live too far south nor too far north, so I think my accent's in-between? XD I don't know, but as some said, your accent will become however it is depending where you live.


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It seems to me that Japanese textbooks tend to be American English rather than English in terms of spelling (color, not colour, etc.)
Yes.I haven't heard people speak British accent until I was 15!
Do you think Japanese accent is quite strong? I mean, is it hard to understand ? For example we japanese often pronunce "I sink" which has to be pronunced "I THink"?
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