Australians! Please help!

by Las Malvinas son Argentinas 30 Replies latest jw friends

  • Las Malvinas son Argentinas
    Las Malvinas son Argentinas

    I have an oral presentation tomorrow, and I need to know the correct pronunciation of a few geographical features in your country that I can read on paper, but have never heard in spoken language.

    So please, if you will, spell out for me phonetically how you would say the following:

    1. Adelaide

    2. Melbourne

    3. Queensland

    4. Brisbane

    5. Canberra

    6. Perth



  • Diest

    Id prefer to hear it in the most difficult to understand australian accent.

  • snowbird







    Tee hee hee.

    I'm just playin'!

  • Las Malvinas son Argentinas
    Las Malvinas son Argentinas

    To clarify:

    I don't need to speak it in the local accent, but Brissbayne or Brizbunn does make a huge difference! I speak English with a British accent, so the local pronunciation wont be too much of a stretch for me as it might be otherwise for North Americans.


  • Fernando
  • transhuman68

    What Snowbird said- you're good to go ! Just make sure to wear the hat too...

  • yesidid

    As an Ozzie would say them:

    Melbourne = Mell-Ben

    Queensland = Queenz-Land

    Brisbane = Brizz-Ben

  • Broken Promises
    Broken Promises

    Now that the Americans have had their turn, can an Aussie have a go?

    Adelaide - Ad-el-laid

    Melbourne - Mel-ben

    Queensland - Queens-l'nd

    Brisbane - Briz-bin

    Canberra - Can-bra

    Perth - Perth

    Hope this helps

  • Glander

    Not to get off track, but I just read a few days ago that the famous Australian baby abduction over 30 years ago has been proven to have indeed been done by a wild dog called a Dingo. I suppose DNA or something

    I believe Meryl Streep made a movie about it. She played the part of the mother who was accused of being behind the baby's disappearance.

    OK, back to the Aussie pronounciations,

  • Broken Promises
    Broken Promises


    it wasn't DNA but several reports of dingo attacks on people since, including 3 deaths of children, which made the coroner decide that Azaria Chamberlain's death was due to the dingo attack. Until now, the death certificate didn't have a reason for her death, but one has now been issued with the dingo attack being the cause for her death.

    Her body has never been found. She was 9 weeks old at the time of the dingo attack. She would have been 32 if still alive today.

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