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Offline Awa

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Re: Who has a Kiwi accent?
« Reply #30 on: April 03, 2009, 07:12:19 am »
I find that I copy some of the accent at work as they seem to understand me better when I do.   One of the ladies at work told me that the Saffers have a 'twang' that sometimes make it a bit difficult to follow when we talk fast.  So I now catch myself 'kiwinizing' the way I talk!  :blush:
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Offline Doreen

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Re: Who has a Kiwi accent?
« Reply #31 on: April 22, 2009, 01:18:16 pm »
Sal ook graag wil sien wat van daai brei gaan word!! Jip, al die mense hier eindig 'n sin in daai toonhoogte. Ek moet erken...mens leer dit baie baie gou aan.... :blush: Maar ek moet se, ek praat 90% nog afrikaans hier, nie net oor ek wil nie, maar al die mense wat by my beskuit koop is afrikaans en al die volwassenes wat by my klas loop is afrikaans....My kinders is in 'n skool waar 40% afrikaners is....

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Re: Who has a Kiwi accent?
« Reply #31 on: April 22, 2009, 01:18:16 pm »

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Re: Who has a Kiwi accent?
« Reply #32 on: April 23, 2009, 02:55:06 pm »
I am still as nuskirig as hell any one found out what Nolan is up to and why he needs a Kiwi accent?
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Re: Who has a Kiwi accent?
« Reply #33 on: April 26, 2009, 06:23:44 am »
My sister came over 10 years ago.  Although she and her husband have pretty much kept the SA accent, their children who were early teens at the time, have definitely adopted the Kiwi accent.  Is that what you're looking for Nolan?  Jacques is now 25, was 15 when they came over, and for sure has a bit of a Kiwi accent mixed in there!

My daughter, Heidi, who just turned 8 and has been here for a mere 21 months, has already picked up the Kiwi accent, although when she reads, she lapses back into the American twang.  Joshua (now 10), has a slight touch of South African accent mixed into his American/Kiwi accent!  :D
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Re: Who has a Kiwi accent?
« Reply #34 on: April 26, 2009, 10:07:01 pm »
No I need somebody that has a "clean" accent. I am chatting to somebody at the moment. Let's hope it works out O0

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Re: Who has a Kiwi accent?
« Reply #35 on: April 27, 2009, 01:38:45 am »
My 12 year old daughter has such a heavy accent we barely understand her at times!  :2funny: