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Australian Variant Of English

Australian Variant Of English. Socio-historical linguistic context convicts sent there: Cockneys, Irish, non- English speaking Welsh and Scots. Cockney

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Australian Variant Of English Slide 2 Socio-historical linguistic context convicts sent there: Cockneys, Irish, non- English speaking Welsh and Scots. Cockney the dominant dialect Americanization gold rushes (1850s), American military personnel in World War II Slide 3 Influence of Aboriginal languages Almost 440 words names for places, flora and fauna (for example dingo, coala, wallaby, billabong ) Cooee (/k .i:/) - high-pitched call, for attracting attention; also a notional distance: if he's within cooee, we'll spot him. Slide 4 Hard yakka (hard work) is derived from yakka, from the Yagara language spoken in the Brisbane region. Bung - broken or pretending to be hurt. Although didgeridoo, a wooden musical instrument, thought to be an Aboriginal word, is now believed to be an onomatopoeic word invented by English speakers. It may also have an Irish derivation because the word ddaire means "pipe player" in Irish Gaelic, and ddaire dubh [du:d r du:] means 'black pipe player' Slide 5 British vs. American TV vs. telly SMS vs. text freeway vs. motorway regional, social and ethnic variation within Australia typically defines word usage. Slide 6 The Influence from Irish English word 'Ta' for Thank You the name of the letter "H" as "haitch" /h t / bum backside (Irish bun), tucker - food, provisions (Irish tacar) paddock field, cf. Irish pirc = Australian paddock Slide 7 Variation of Australian English A.E. BroadCultivatedGeneral Slide 8 Broad Australian English Its used to identify Australian characters in non-Australian films and television programs Terms Ocker (a speaker), Strine, (the dialect) Examples are television/film personalities Steve Irwin and Paul Hogan. Slide 9 General Australian accent predominates among modern Australian films and television programs is used by the Wiggles, Dannii Minogue, Kylie Minogue, Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett. Slide 10 Cultivated Australian English has many similarities to RP, and is often mistaken for it spoken by some within Australian society, for example Judy Davis and Geoffrey Rush. Slide 11 Regional differences In Tasmania, words such as "dance" and "grant" are usually heard with the older pronunciation of these words, using //, whereas in South Australia, /a:/ is more common fritz in South Australia = devon in New South Wales = Belgium sausage in Tasmania = Empire sausage in Newcastle = polony in West Australia = Windsor sausage in Queensland = German sausage or Strasburg in Victoria Slide 12 Kindergarten in New South Wales = prep class in Victoria and Tasmania = reception class in South Australia Slide 13 Australian Vowels The short vowels, (only monophthongs) mostly correspond to the lax vowels used in analyses of RP The long vowels (both monophthongs and diphthongs) mostly correspond to its tense vowels and centring diphthongs. a phonemic length distinction: certain vowels differ only by length. Slide 14 /ai/ instead of /ei/: mate /mait/ /a/ in closed syllable = / /:/b t/, /fl t/ instead of /bt/, /flt/ (common with New Zeland English) Slide 15 Australian Consonants are similar to those of other non-rhotic varieties of English a flapped variant of /t/ and /d/ in similar environments, as in American English /dj/, /sj/ and /tj/ into /d /, / / and /t /, such as /t n/ for tune Slide 16 Vocabulary The Bush (either a native forest or a country area in general). Dutch origin: 'Bosch' creek - a stream or small river, (in the UK - a small watercourse flowing into the sea) Australian English and several British English dialects (for example, Cockney, Scouse, Glaswegian and Geordie) use the word mate Slide 17 Dinkum (or "fair dinkum") can mean "true", "is that true?" or "this is the truth! derived from the Cantonese (or Hokkien) ding kam, meaning, "top gold? originated from the extinct East Midlands dialect in England, where dinkum (or dincum) meant "hard work" or "fair work? The derivative dinky-di means 'true' or devoted: a 'dinky-di Aussie' is a 'true Australian'. Slide 18 Spelling is usually the same as British spelling, with only a few exceptions. program is more common than programme[ jail is prevalent, gaol is generally still used in official contexts -our/ or controversies: elder or modern spelling of words such as labour, flavour etc. Slide 19 Colloquialisms Diminutives: arvo (afternoon), barbie (barbecue), footy (Australian rules football, rugby union football or rugby league football), doco (documentation), smoko (smoke break). Litotes, such as "you're not wrong" idiomatic phrases and words (have almost disappeared from everyday use):cobber, strewth, you beaut and crikey. Prawn is used rather than shrimp. Slide 20 Regionalisms of XVIII and XIX from: sheila (Irish origin) a woman, Bloke a man Seppo an American (Yanks -> Septic tanks -> Seppos pommy, pommie or pom a British (pommergranate) dust-up a fight, tootsy ( foot) billy ( bally) (Scottish) Larrikin hooligan (Yorksire) to stonker ( to stonk) (Central countries of England) clobber ( clubbered up ) (Kent) Cockney rhymed slang: china plate -> good mate have a captain Cook ->have a look Noah's ark -> Shark Slide 21 past the black stump - being the last outpost of civilization shark biscuits - beginners at surfing Wouldn't shout if a shark bit her - a scrooge person (shout also means to treat sb to the alcohol) boomerang - sth that should be returned bush telegraph (moccasin radio/telegraph in Canada) = station AustrE + , ; to tie up AustrE + . Slide 22 Recent borrowings hoon = hooligan spunky =sexy a dag , ; a rort, to rort ; , shonky , , the Pacific peso Slide 23 Pseudo-phonetic spelling "owyergoinmateorright? ("How are you going, mate? All right?") "yair" for "yes, "noth-think" for "nothing". The book "Let Stalk Strine" by Afferbeck Lauder where "Strine" is "Australian" and "Afferbeck Lauder" is "alphabetical order Knife a samich? Can I have a sandwich? - Ill gechawun inn a sec Ill get you one in a sec. - Emma chisit? How much is it? - Attlebee aitninee Thatll be eight ninety.