Kiwi Accent Convergence Theory
Posted by Phil H on April 24, 1998 at 23:25:28:
In response to Gidday from Silverdale, written by Shirley on April 24, 1998 at 16:23:14
] Ever wondered why people lose their accent when they sing? I always reckon that the kiwi accent is pretty close to the world's 'singing accent'.
The influence of Kiri Te Kanawa, perhaps? ;-)
Does this mean that in the future when we all speak a universal English it will be like the Kiwi accent? Hope so :-)
It's started in England already - in the South East, the cockney-in-origin "common" accent has begun to aqcuire a definite Antipodean twang through the influence of imported TV.
Much as I'd like to go on, I fear this is getting off-subject!
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