Posted by Shirley on April 25, 1998 at 16:20:19:
In response to Gidday, Shirl!:-), written by Andrea Jutson on April 24, 1998 at 23:33:46
] Great to see you, too! (At last, a fellow Kiwi!)
] That Silverdale wouldn't be the Silverdale just north of Auckland, would it? If so, I go through Silverdale every time I travel from Pakuranga to Warkworth to visit my grandmother!!
Sure would, wave at me the next time you go through!
] But about that theory of yours that Kiwi accents are the ones everyone sings in.... can't say I agree with you there. Some singing voices are definitely American,
Some I'll grant you, but what exactly constitutes American? there are so many variations, its more just a handful of words really that are typical.
and my ex-choir teacher says we all have to enunciate like English people,
yes but which English people, certainly not like my in-laws I would hope, they're from Yorkshire...the accent is quite broad (no insult intended, just that their accent is an English one, but some letterrs are left off words, and others are added!)
with our vowels and stuff. Try singing exactly like you speak- it sounds so awful!!:-)
I guess it depends on how broad your accent actually is. I wouldn't want a 'Lynn of Tawa' type becoming a universal standard. YUK!
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