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Drunken Aussie-Speak - yes - Drunken Aussie-Speak!
10-28-2015, 12:04 PM #1
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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G'day mate: 'Lazy' Australian accent caused by 'alcoholic slur' of heavy-drinking early settlers'

Australian "drawl" created from interactions between early settlers that were frequently "spiked with alcohol", claims communication expert

The distinctive Australian accent is the result of a “drunken slur” caused by the heavy drinking of the early settlers, according to a communication expert from the country. [...]

“The average Australian speaks to just two thirds capacity – with one third of our articulator muscles always sedentary as if lying on the couch; and that's just concerning articulation,” he wrote.

“Missing consonants can include missing ‘t’s (impordant), ‘l’s (Austraya) and ‘s’s (yesh), while many of our vowels are lazily transformed into other vowels, especially ‘a’s to ‘e’s (stending) and ‘i’s (New South Wyles), and ‘i’s to ‘oi’s (noight).”

Most experts believe the Australian accent – known for its flat tone, nasality and elision of syllables - developed from the mix of dialects found in the early colony, whose residents included convicts and settlers from across Britain and Ireland.

Various myths have arisen to try to explain certain features of the Australian drawl, including the claim that Australians mumble to avoid swallowing flies.

Read more: telegraph.co.uk

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10-28-2015, 12:26 PM #2
DaJavoo If looks could kilt
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I don't buy it.

People will always find a way to make/drink hooch of some sort, and we all still go on talkin' ~ and more or less being understood.

I'd like to see those yo-yo's take a stab at ALL the dialects, in the UK itself as well as the US and anywhere else English is spoken.
10-28-2015, 12:38 PM #3
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Yeah, the article comes from the UK, and wow, do they have some slanguage going on.
So does the US.
People from Louisiana with the Cajun thing, or older Floridian natives from inland, you have to really strain your ears to get some of it.
Finland Svensk is also quite different from the Swedish version, where they sound like they speak it with a French accent and a big ass piece of lung butter in their throat.

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10-28-2015, 01:01 PM #4
Octo Mother Superior
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I doubt it's the alcohol. If that was the case we'd see a lot more languages with the same slur drunk.gif
10-28-2015, 05:00 PM #5
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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I was wondering how the English 'Oy' word(?) came about and now I know. Perhaps a combination of laziness and drunkenness.
10-28-2015, 06:51 PM #6
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(10-28-2015, 12:19 PM)the white ribbon Wrote:  Nah mate, its just "straya"..

I just got off the phone to my father and he is very Australian like the OP.. My brother and i imitate him on the phone to each other.. "Gday mate, its ya fattda"

This guy on the train the other day asked me a question about some homeless people he saw, i thought he was from over seas cause i couldnt understand a thing he said, he was from the country.. I am well spoken.. I have never said gday once in my life.

So yeah, diff accents in diff places to an extent.. But not as extreme as in the USA.. Boston? Louisiana? New Jersey?

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lol.. like the newfies..

so many accents there..

watch this and he explains.. its pretty good lol

fun ppl.. i went once with my newfie bf.. they are definitely a different breed of Canadian..


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10-28-2015, 10:18 PM #7
Cynicalabsurdance Member
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I speak perfect fluent Cuss

understood all across the Globe

My sister speaks perfect Crazy

understood in area's where Inbred is the main population
10-28-2015, 10:37 PM #8
Octo Mother Superior
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I speak Gibberish like a native

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10-28-2015, 10:59 PM #9
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Gibberish is the official language.

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10-29-2015, 08:06 AM #10
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(10-28-2015, 12:19 PM)the white ribbon Wrote:  Nah mate, its just "straya"..

I just got off the phone to my father and he is very Australian like the OP.. My brother and i imitate him on the phone to each other.. "Gday mate, its ya fattda"

This guy on the train the other day asked me a question about some homeless people he saw, i thought he was from over seas cause i couldnt understand a thing he said, he was from the country.. I am well spoken.. I have never said gday once in my life.



So yeah, diff accents in diff places to an extent.. But not as extreme as in the USA.. Boston? Louisiana? New Jersey?

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well Mate, ya could prolly shorten her even further, to ---- G'ay
10-29-2015, 09:15 AM #11
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10-29-2015, 09:53 AM #12
ocker1 Member
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G'day the Footy final is on , on SAT'dy night AUSSIE V NZ fer the World Cup of Rugby Union

Im wearin both me hats



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