Re: chemical hoods

Subject: Re: chemical hoods
From: scot <scot -at- HCI -dot- COM -dot- AU>
Date: Tue, 2 Apr 1996 17:27:27 +1000

>For everybody's information, Colleen, what do you see as the main
>differences between Australian English and British English?


I would say that the main differences probably are twofold;

1) colloquialisms

2) Australian English seems to more readily accept US-style usage, US style
spellings are often listed as viable alternatives in the Macquarie Dictionary.

Australian Standard English is very close to the British variety. As well,
our Cultivated pronunciation is very similar to Recieved British
Pronunciation. An additional point to make about Australian English, is that
nearly all speakers can range between Broad and Cultivated depending on the
social situation (ie the accent is not iron-cast in geographical or class
boundaries).

ciao ...
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