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Is Australian language different to American?

Is Australian language different to American?

Australian English follows British spelling very closely but many common words are spelt differently in American English. Despite being spelt differently, the meaning of the word is the same. Australian and American English have different ways of spelling certain words, such as those ending with ‘yse’ or ‘ise’.

Is Australian and American accent the same?

Yet, despite this significance distance between the east and west coast, there is little regional difference in the Australian accent. This is unusual because in other English speaking countries, such as the United States and the United Kingdom, there are significant regional differences in their spoken accent.

What American words are different in Australia?

Differences between American English and Australian English

American English Australian English
Letter opener Paper knife
Pot luck dinner Bring a plate
Gas Station Service Station (Servo)
Sidewalk Footpath

Can Americans understand Australian accents?

Americans understand around 90% of Aussie English. Usually we can get the accent but the hardest part is random vocabulary that is Aussie specific. Check out our Aussie guests! Over the years we have done some great episodes with Australian guests.

Is Australian English closer to American or British?

Australian English is most similar to British English in spelling and sentence construction, although its accent and vocabulary are very distinct from the UK.

Which is the hardest accent to imitate?

The British Accent The Great British accent proved to be the most difficult of all the accents to imitate – along with the regional Yorkshire and Cockney pronunciations, in particular.

Why is the Aussie accent so hard?

An Australian speakers’ tongue, comparatively, is low and to the back, resulting in an ‘ah’ hesitation sound. Other common traits in the Aussie dialect include lack of enunciation and a particular kind of flow – but Macpherson suggests that that could all be quite different in 100 years’ time.

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