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New zealand english

  1. 1. NEW ZEALAND ENGLISH “ Aotearoa” The “mixing bowl”
  2. 2. GENERAL INFORMATION Location Inhabitants Government Neighbors
  3. 3. MAIN INFLUENCES: PRONUNCIATION AND VOCABULARY Germany Britain Australia Maori Rp accent. It looks like Cockney accent. Vowel pronunciation. Vowel n° two is like a shwa Vocabulary
  4. 4. MAORIS Borrowing of words to talk about places, natural environment, people, flora and fauna.
  5. 5. Hello : “Kia Ora” Food:“ Kai” Plants: “Kauri”, “Tötora”, “Rimu” Birds: “Giant moa”, “Eponymous kiwi”, “White heron”, “Kötuku”,”Song bird”, “Tui”. Seafood: “Hoki”, “Toheroa”,”Cockabully”. Cultural words Big house: “Whare nui” Ceremonial ground: “Marae” Authority: “Mana” Sacred: “Tapu”
  6. 6. PRONUNCIATION <ul><li>/L/ is dark in all positions </li></ul><ul><li>It is non-rothic; they pronounce linking and intrusives “R” </li></ul><ul><li>There is a glottalisation of /t/ </li></ul><ul><li>Some vowels are merged </li></ul><ul><li>Casual Speech </li></ul><ul><li>Height </li></ul><ul><li>Weight </li></ul><ul><li>Drinks </li></ul><ul><li>They tend to answer with questions </li></ul><ul><li>They use “she” instead of “it” as a subject </li></ul>
  7. 7. FAMOUS PEOPLE

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