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Australian English....Triphthongs

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Please note: the words and symbols below refer to the British English sounds. They
are only provided for comparison.  Many of the Australian sounds are quite different!


fewer, cure, "I knew a man"
slower, mower, Goa, "go a mile", "sew a shirt"
shower, hour, power, sour, "how are the boys?"
hire, higher, liar, fire, buyer, diagram, "Why are we here?"



Our warmest thanks go to ...

Speaker Geographical origin Date of recording Approx age

Patrick Millar
Mireille Parker

Canberra, ACT
Perth, WA

Dec 6, 2000
Dec 7, 2000




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