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  Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Australian English
Australian English is the form of the English language used in Australia.
Australian English is similar in many respects to British English, but there are a few cases where Australian English is closer to American English.
Australian English is sometimes called "Strine[?]" and New Zealand English "Newzilid" - "strine" being the way "Australian" is pronounced with a heavy Australian accent, and "Newzilid" the equivalent for New Zealand - which embodies the essential pronunciation differences.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/au/Australian_English   (1151 words)

  
 Australian English Explained - Australia
In fact, Australian English is commonly said to be so unique and distinct that it is baffling even to other English speakers.
Heavily influenced by these external sources, the strine language (Australian English) with its unique accent and vernacular was born.
Australians also have a propensity to pepper the language with so much slang that it becomes hard for an outsider to make sense of it.
www.bellaonline.com /articles/art46817.asp   (560 words)

  
  Australian English definition - Dictionary - MSN Encarta
Australian English is the English language as used in the Commonwealth of Australia, population over 19 million, which is, with Canada, third in size and distinctness among the primary English-speaking countries.
Australian English is markedly homogeneous, with three kinds of accent: (1) Cultivated Australian, similar to Received Pronunciation in the United Kingdom, and formerly highly regarded; (2) Broad Australian, often compared with British Cockney; and (3) General Australian, the majority variety, occupying the social middle ground.
Australian English and British English spelling are generally identical (with some ambivalence in the -or/our endings, most notably in U.S.-style Labor, the name of a political party).
encarta.msn.com /dictionary_1861695776/Australian_English.html   (238 words)

  
  Australian English - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Australian English (AuE) is the form of the English language used in Australia.
Australian English began to diverge from British English soon after the foundation of the Colony of New South Wales in 1788.
The so-called "Americanisation" of Australian English — signified by the borrowing of words, terms, and usages from North American English — began during the goldrushes, and was accelerated by a massive influx of United States military personnel during World War II.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Australian_English   (2040 words)

  
 Australian English Summary
Australian English (AuE) is the form of the English language used in Australia.
Australian English began to diverge from British English soon after the foundation of the Colony of New South Wales (NSW) in 1788.
The so-called "Americanisation" of Australian English — signified by the borrowing of words, terms, and usages from North American English — began during the goldrushes, and was accelerated by a massive influx of United States military personnel during World War II.
www.bookrags.com /Australian_English   (3041 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Australian English   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Australian English began to diverge from British English after the foundation of the Colony of New South Wales in 1788.
Broad Australian English is recognisable by a perceived drawl and by the prevalence of dipthongs.
Australian English on the other hand has turned most of the tense vowels into diphthongs, and turned some of what are diphthongs in RP into long vowels, thus replacing the tense-lax distinction (one of quality) with a long-short distinction (one of quantity).
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Australian_English   (226 words)

  
 Australia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The first Australians were the ancestors of the current Indigenous Australians; they arrived via land bridges (created by lower sea levels due to the glacial ice age) and short sea-crossings from present-day Southeast Asia.
Australian English is a major variety of the language; its grammar and spelling are largely based on those of British English, overlaid with a rich vernacular of unique lexical items and phrases, some of which have found their way into standard English.
Australian rules football was developed in Melbourne, Australia in the late 1850s and is played at amateur and professional levels.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Australian   (5238 words)

  
 Australian English
However in a few cases such as zucchini, snow pea and eggplant Australian English uses the same terms as the Americans, whereas the British use the equivalent French terms courgette, mange-tout and do not care whether eggplant or aubergine is used.
Australian English has a unique set of diminutives formed by adding -o or -ie to the ends of (often abbreviated words).
Australian English incorporates many terms that Australians consider to be unique to their country.
www.lycos.com /info/australian-english.html   (568 words)

  
 Australian Translation Service - English to Australian Translation
You probably don't speak Australian yourself, so there are a few questions you'll need to consider when choosing a translation company.
Only professional translators whose native language is Australian perform our English to Australian translation.
Professional translators whose native language is English and speak fluent Australian perform our Australian to English translation.
www.appliedlanguage.com /languages/australian_english_translation.shtml   (460 words)

  
 Australian
By the mid-1800s, the male line of the Godolphin Arabian was in a dire state, and hopes of its survival rested with West Australian (by Melbourne) the English Triple Crown winner of 1853.
West Australian succeeded in getting two sons to carry the line forward, Solon (1861), from which descended the European branch through Hurry On and his tribe; and *Australian (1858), from which descended the American branch of the line through Fair Play and Man O'War.
*Australian was bred in England by W.E. Duncombe and, with the assistance of Ten Broeck, was imported with his dam, *Emilia in 1858 by A. Keene Richards, an admirer of his sire, West Australian.
www.tbheritage.com /Portraits/Australian.html   (943 words)

  
 Australia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
After sporadic visits by fishermen from the north and by European explorers and merchants starting in the seventeenth century, the eastern half of the continent was claimed by the British in 1770 and officially settled through penal transportation as the colony of New South Wales on 26 January 1788.
On 1 January 1901, federation of the colonies was achieved after a decade of planning, consultation and voting, and the Commonwealth of Australia was born, as a Dominion of the British Empire.
The traditions of indigenous Australians are largely transmitted orally and are closely tied to ceremony and the telling of the stories of the Dreamtime.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Australia   (5238 words)

  
 Australian English   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Australian English is the form of the Englishlanguage used in Australia.
Australian English also incorporates several uniquely Australian terms, such as outback to refer to remote regionalareas, walkabout to refer to a long journey of uncertain length and bush to refer to native forested areas, butalso to regional areas as well.
Australians are known for their directness or "why call a spade a spade, when you can call it a bloody shovel!", which canlead to misunderstanding and offence on the part of Australia's Asian neighbours.
www.therfcc.org /australian-english-36301.html   (2248 words)

  
 Australian English   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Australian English is the form of the English language used in Australia.
Australian English is non- rhotic language; 'r' is pronounced only before vowel otherwise replaced with a schwa.
Australians are known for their directness or call a spade a spade when you call it a bloody shovel!" which can to misunderstanding and offence on the part Australia's Asian neighbours.
www.freeglossary.com /Barbee   (2439 words)

  
 Sociolinguistics of Australian English--Emily Trekell
Australian English, referred to hereafter as AE, exemplifies the mutual influence exerted upon language and society.
In fact, today “possibly Australians have the biggest passive vocabulary of any people.”[10] This “passive vocabulary” indicates that the meanings of many foreign words are understood when heard on television or radio; however, said words do not make their way into the active, quotidian vocabulary of AE.
Australians do not look for a ruling class of authorities to prescribe for them; it is not our way, either in language or in politics.
www.smu.edu /ecenter/discourse/Trekell.htm   (3220 words)

  
 Speak Australian ya mug!
All Australians possess the mental dexterity to write fluently in one language (basically English with a few Americanisms thrown in) and yet speak an entirely different language.
A popular clash of Australian and English English occurred in 1964 when Monica Dickens, an English writer, was signing her latest book in Sydney.
The newly-arrived English prisoners - and some of their histories are most touching - are insulted by the language and demeanour of the hardened miscreants who are the refuse of Port Arthur and Cockatoo Island.
www.australianbeers.com /culture/generallingo.htm   (1758 words)

  
 BBC - Radio4 - Routes of English - Series4 - Australia
Early Australian English came mainly from southern Britain with the transported convicts.
'Australian Questioning Intonation', or 'upspeak', is a form of dialect where the sentences end in a questioning intonation.
American English has had some effect through the media, such as films and TV shows, but not to any great extent.
www.bbc.co.uk /radio4/routesofenglish/storysofar/programme4_4.shtml   (540 words)

  
 Australian English Language Schools — The Language House
The Australian Aborigines lived happily in Australia for 50,000 years until the first Europeans - a desperate bunch of British prisoners and soldiers - arrived in 1788 and turned the land into a penal colony.The kangaroo, koala, wombat, emu, dingo, platypus and echidna are just some of the bizarre indigenous animals.
Sydney English Language Centre SELC is only 10 minutes by public transport from the bustle of the city centre and 10 minutes from the world famous Bondi Beach.
AUSTRALIAN COLLEGE OF ENGLISH [ACE] Perth is a smaller school in the city centre.
www.tlh.ch /English/destAustralia.htm   (1835 words)

  
 Australian Language
Australian English is younger than American and its history is different and less complex.
Australian English is a bit different from other countries that use English as an everyday speech.
Australians have their own styles and characters in using the language, vocabulary, pronunciation and accent.
fits.depauw.edu /mkfinney/culturaleresumes/australia/language.htm   (278 words)

  
 Australian Terriers For Sale
Australian Terriers have boundless, playful energy and are a very loyal and affectionate companion for their immediate family.
The Australian Terrier is a combination of several British Terriers such as the Cairn, Dandie Dinmont, Irish and Yorkshire.
Australian Terriers are reputed to be an unsurpassed vermin killer, who could also dispose of a snake.
puppydogweb.com /breeds/australianterrier.htm   (301 words)

  
 Dr. Ammerlaan: Australian English: white and ATSI
English was the language of the colonizing settlers and its use was frequently insisted upon.
Northern Territory pidgin English is not English; perverted and mangled by the natives; it is English perverted and mangled by ignorant whites, who have in turn taught this ridiculous gibberish to the natives and who then affect to be amused by the childish babbling of these "savages".
However eradication procedures have been largely unsuccessful in that the stifled speakers have failed to gain in Standard Australian English skills and only learnt that their language, which is also the language of their family and friends, is a poor one.
www.ammerlaan.demon.nl /TALK.HTM   (7085 words)

  
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Three aspects of overlap use are compared: the overall frequency of overlap, the relative distribution of overlap types and the use of two overlap resolution procedures.
It has long been acknowledged that Australian English is comprised of three idiolects that compromise a continuum that ranges from Broad, through General to Cultivated.
developed as a verb in Australian English, meaning 'to return in the manner of a boomerang; to recoil (upon the author); to ricochet.
lycos.cs.cmu.edu /info/australian-english--miscellaneous.html   (355 words)

  
 English in Australia and New Zealand   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Until now, the Australian with British ancestor are the predominant part of the population.
However, in opposition to the situation in America, Australian English knows are a great social range of different speeches.
As a whole, the accent is marked by a pronunciation reminding of southern English, but with a "nasal twang" ("Australian twang", described as being slightly different from New England twang) and a "drawl" as in America.
www.linguist.de /reese/English/australia.htm   (757 words)

  
 The Australian Corpus of English
The Australian Corpus of English (ACE) was compiled in the department of Linguistics at Macquarie University NSW Australia, from 1986 on.
Category B The collection of editorials from Australian newspapers is necessarily biased towards the broadsheets, because of the brevity or absence of regular editorials from some of the tabloids.
There are Australian authors of such things, but their publishers are in the US and the UK, and being edited outside Australia meant that their work was not suitable for inclusion in ACE.
khnt.hit.uib.no /icame/manuals/ace/INDEX.HTM   (2726 words)

  
 British English - Wikinfo
The accent known to many people outside the United Kingdom as British English is Received Pronunciation, which is defined as the educated spoken English of southeastern England.
There is a new form of accent called Estuary English that has been gaining prominence in recent decades: it is has some features of Received Pronunciation and some of Cockney.
American English, Canadian English, Australian English, New Zealand English, Indian English and Pidgin English are among the many newer English dialects that have emerged since the period of emigration from Great Britain during the expansion of the British Empire.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=British_English   (2014 words)

  
 Overview of Australian English Accent
Australian English is a very distinctive accent from American and British English.
Australia was first colonized by the English less than two centuries ago, Hence, it is without surprise that the Australia English accent is very much more similar to the accents of current England than those of Americans.
Australian English prefers the word-internal /ə/ and the word-final /i:/ to the unstressed /
dea.brunel.ac.uk /cmsp/Home_Yan_Qin/intro/intro_au.htm   (613 words)

  
 Australian Terrier - Is the Australian Terrier the Right Dog for You
The Australian Terrier is affectionately known as the "Aussie." It is one of the few non-English terriers.
The Australian Terrier has boundless, playful energy and is a very loyal and affectionate companion for its immediate family.
The Australian Terrier is reputed to be an unsurpassed vermin killer, that could also dispose of a snake.
puppydogweb.com /dogs/australianterrier.htm   (470 words)

  
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Interestingly, Serbian language (actually, Serbian dialect of Serbo-Croat, two dialects being maybe as different as British and Australian English) is written in both Cyrillic and Latin characters and everyone understands both.
The widespread desire among Australians to avoid pomposity, leading to a rejection of even formal or dignified speech, is sometimes seen as reflecting a suspicion of success in general, a phenomenon sometimes known as the tall poppy syndrome.
In the 1950s of premier Robert Menzies, the approved sound of Australian English was more Westminster than Woolloomooloo.
lycos.cs.cmu.edu /info/australian-english.html   (380 words)

  
 Australian Visas Ltd. - English Language Requirements
English is not a criterion for all migrants but all migrants are encouraged to lean it before or shortly after their arrival.
Sometimes a higher level of English is needed for your skills to be recognised in Australia for example, various health professions require ability to pass an Occupational English Test (OET) before skills are recognised.
You would only need demonstrate a higher level of English if you are applying under one of the points tested categories (Skilled-Independent and Skilled-Australian-sponsored) where English is connected to the skill component of the points test, such as with various health professions.
www.australian-visas.com /EnglishRequirements.htm   (592 words)

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