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Old 03-11-2010, 05:28 AM
si_blakely si_blakely is offline
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: UK
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Originally Posted by GuanoLad View Post
I probably still have a NZ accent in a lot of words I speak, but I am unable to detect it, because NZ and AU have very similar accents and I have assimilated somewhat.
Another kiwi here. After 9 years in the UK I can now only distinguish between really broad Aussie and Kiwi accents - the more moderate accents are too similar to tell apart. But they do say that the Kiwi accent is broadening - an attempt to maintain a national distinctive in the face of lots of Aussie and US influences on the media.