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Post Posted:: March 14th, 2015, 7:18 pm 
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Eastern Canadians pronounce 'about' as 'a boot' ... or something close to it. I'm constantly defending the western Canadian accent when US acquaintances say to me "You don't sound Canadian, you don't say aboot." I generally respond with something to the effect that "Canada is larger geographically than the US. You have many many accents across your country ... so do we."

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Post Posted:: March 28th, 2015, 2:29 pm 

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I wonder how many people on Librivox have spotted the difference between the Australian and New Zealand accents?

Hint: The Land of the Long, White Cloud is also that of the Short, Stunted Vowel Sound. :wink:

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Post Posted:: March 28th, 2015, 4:01 pm 
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And that is a rash generalisation :D . My NZ relations don't speak like that at all. Just like all the American for example don't say words in the same way, nor English and I've been told French, Norwegian and German.

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Post Posted:: December 31st, 2015, 6:06 am 

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There is a chart on Wikipedia about pronunciation for English dialects: International Phonetic Alphabet chart for English dialects

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