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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost View Post
    I'm terrible with IPA, but I say it something like this:

    'wɑ: ɾəɹ
    The fact that you're even using the IPA means you're a step above most.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Kross View Post
    New Zealanders usually have a hard time conversing with most Americans because our accent is the antithesis to theirs, which means they seriously struggle to understand us.

    (To American ears) We either say, "Woh-uh" or "Woh-tuh"* depending on how lazy you are at the time. Note: with both versions must be said very quickly, with clipped vowels and is preferably mumbled.

    Basically, just mangle the English language.


    *however, the exception to this is people from the far south who would say "Woh-ur" or "Woh-tur"
    I am from the South Island and prounounce the first syllable exactly as you would "war", as in "we are at war". The second is somewhere between "tuh" and "ter".

    Just from our brief discussions, I am guessing that your accent would be a lot thicker than mine. I have never had any trouble communicating with Americans; and I've been to seven states.

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    "MAHLLY GET ME A FAHKIN GLASS OF WATAAAAH, OH JESUS CHRIST I BURNT MY TONGUE." -how my mother says water.
    "I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying."
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    wahd-er, usually, or wahd-uh

    My accent tends to change with who I talk to. Happens when your family's culture and the place you grow up have different pronunciations.

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