Archive:

Day: January 4, 2010

NZ #9: The Great New Zealand Vowel Shift

By: | Post date: January 4, 2010 | Comments: 4 Comments
Posted in categories: Countries
Tags:

To the dull-eared outsider, antipodaeans all sound the same. Australians, New Zealanders and South Africans all sound somewhat cockney, because all the dull-eared outsider can pick up is that we drop our r’s. The most dull-eared I’ve ever encountered is a colleague in the States, who was looking to deride my accent, and so started […]

NZ #8: Blenheim

By: | Post date: January 4, 2010 | Comments: 1 Comment
Posted in categories: Countries
Tags:

First, some housekeeping announcements. Note to the dude who stole my seat as I got back on the bus to Christchurch at Kaikoura. (a) If you were sitting there before, how come my History of New Zealand is on the seat next to you? (b) I trust you have had a satisfying holiday and in […]

  • January 2010
    M T W T F S S
    « Dec   Feb »
     123
    45678910
    11121314151617
    18192021222324
    25262728293031
  • Subscribe to Blog via Email

    Join 291 other subscribers