Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


2355 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 374

Trusted

Topic # 148825 1-Jul-2014 21:49
Send private message

I had a conversation with a few people today who are not from NZ about the NZ Accent...

They could not tell the difference between Deck and Dick (They both sounded the same to most of them) but NZers could tell the difference quite easily.  If they then said the words themselves they sounded like what I just had said :-(

Do we all sound like John Key or Lynn of Tawa and just not aware of it?



View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
4768 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1049

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1078295 1-Jul-2014 21:51
Send private message

Live overseas for a while and then come home and see how it sounds.  It took me a while to get used to it again after living in Oz for a few years.  Ads on the radio and TV shows are particularly noticeable.

4288 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 82

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1078297 1-Jul-2014 21:53
One person supports this post
Send private message

Yus eet is.

4649 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 470

Trusted

  Reply # 1078298 1-Jul-2014 21:53
2 people support this post
Send private message

No accent is good or bad, it's all relative. Some people are more gifted than others at understanding different accents (although sometimes I think it is more a matter of some people care to try to understand, entitled white people tend to be the worst for being unable to understand others accents).

(actually, now that I think of it, it's probably not so much the white bit, but the entitled bit that makes some people have more trouble understanding others, it only seems like entitled white people are the worst because they make up the majority of obnoxiously entitled people)




Twitter: @nztechfreak
Blogs: HeadphoNZ.org




2355 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 374

Trusted

  Reply # 1078303 1-Jul-2014 21:59
2 people support this post
Send private message

Found this.. I presume they had no idea what the NZer was saying at all. All sounds perfectly good English to me.


13149 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 6171

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1078307 1-Jul-2014 22:03
Send private message

Accents are part of life's rich tapestry, none are bad.




Mike
Retired IT Manager. 
The views stated in my posts are my personal views and not that of any other organisation.

 

 Mac user, Windows curser, Chrome OS desired.

 

The great divide is the lies from both sides.

 

 


576 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 216


  Reply # 1078310 1-Jul-2014 22:11
One person supports this post
Send private message

Here is a good video of how bad the rural NZ accent can sound.











1488 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 334


  Reply # 1078312 1-Jul-2014 22:13
Send private message

I grumussed a but whun i got buck to nyoo zullind afta a while awuy.

1449 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 324

Trusted

  Reply # 1078319 1-Jul-2014 22:23
Send private message

As an immigrant, some of the signature sounds of the NZ/Auckland accent are

Man = Min
Unknown = Unknowen
Bear = Beer

It's a pretty mild accent though, and difficult to tell apart from Australian without spending time in either of the countries.

This is a good tour round some of the accents of the UK, where I lived for a while in Barnsley had a totally different accent from places just 20km away.

http://www.bbc.com/travel/feature/20140619-one-woman-17-british-accents



2355 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 374

Trusted

  Reply # 1078333 1-Jul-2014 22:42
Send private message



This is what we sound like :-)

14353 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1866


  Reply # 1078337 1-Jul-2014 22:49
One person supports this post
Send private message

That sounds more like an Aussie accent. I think their accent is worse when saying the word 'deck'.



2355 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 374

Trusted

  Reply # 1078343 1-Jul-2014 22:58
One person supports this post
Send private message

I wonder who did Ben Kingsly NZ Accent Coaching... no body?.. I cringed thru-out the movie.. . It more like a South Africian who lived in Aussie for a while and emigrated to New Zealand but worse.


1257 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 64


  Reply # 1078349 1-Jul-2014 23:26
One person supports this post
Send private message

LennonNZ: I wonder who did Ben Kingsly NZ Accent Coaching... no body?.. I cringed thru-out the movie.. . It more like a South Africian who lived in Aussie for a while and emigrated to New Zealand but worse.


It is like a weird mash-up of the three. Some sentences sound South African, others Kiwi, and a few words here and there sound Australian.




rm *


2480 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 679


  Reply # 1078352 1-Jul-2014 23:42
One person supports this post
Send private message

I lol'd

As a Saffa in Nz for the last 10 years, after 7 years in East London (Uk) I can't imagine what _I_ sound like! :D

6063 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1831

Trusted

  Reply # 1078353 1-Jul-2014 23:50
Send private message

The emphasis on DEAD where is said, DID!
Poor interpretation.




 


655 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 273

Subscriber

  Reply # 1078372 2-Jul-2014 03:09
Send private message

Having a NZ accent's great...

Last night at the bar it got me free beer!

Wife disappointed my circle of admirers by making us leave after I did the Fred Dagg song...

 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.