• Australia 1 (General Australian)


  • Australia 2 (Canberra)


  • Australia 3 (Melbourne 1)


  • Australia 4: (Melbourne 2)

    Brief Synoptic Expert Analysis: Compare this to the other Australian recordings and you will hear a more standardised sound – in part, as the speaker reveals, because of parental influence and her drama school training. It’s a useful sample though if you’re after a more ‘General’ Australian sound.

  • Australia 5: (Perth)

  • Brief Synoptic Expert Analysis: This speaker has spent much of her life in Perth, Australia, but has also lived in a number of other countries. However, the predominant sound is identifiably Australian including the characteristic use of the upward intonation pattern.

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