Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    ugyen is offline Newbie
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Indonesian
      • Home Country:
      • Indonesia
      • Current Location:
      • Australia
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    8
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Phonetic differences between AusEnglish and ArabicEnglish

    I am interested to know the most noticable differences between the AusEnglish accent and the Arabic accent (when English is being spoken), as I notice when hearing some of Arabic friends speak, enunciate some consonants compare to the native AusEnglish speaker??

    Are there many distinct differences???

    Would love to hear from any Arabic who has first hand experiences, or anyone who woulld like to share and enliten all.

    Thank you

  2. #2
    Raymott's Avatar
    Raymott is offline VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Academic
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Australia
      • Current Location:
      • Australia
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    19,759
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Phonetic differences between AusEnglish and ArabicEnglish

    Quote Originally Posted by ugyen View Post
    I am interested to know the most noticable differences between the AusEnglish accent and the Arabic accent (when English is being spoken), as I notice when hearing some of Arabic friends speak, enunciate some consonants compare to the native AusEnglish speaker??

    Are there many distinct differences???

    Would love to hear from any Arabic who has first hand experiences, or anyone who woulld like to share and enliten all.

    Thank you
    I have known several students from Arabic countries at University, and none of them have sounded Australian! But others might hear similarities.
    However, your question is far too broad. Which sounds are you talking about? You mention consonants, but there's not a lot of difference between the way any English natives say the consonants (except maybe 't').

  3. #3
    ugyen is offline Newbie
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Indonesian
      • Home Country:
      • Indonesia
      • Current Location:
      • Australia
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    8
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Phonetic differences between AusEnglish and ArabicEnglish

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    I have known several students from Arabic countries at University, and none of them have sounded Australian! But others might hear similarities.
    However, your question is far too broad. Which sounds are you talking about? You mention consonants, but there's not a lot of difference between the way any English natives say the consonants (except maybe 't').

    Yes, however, what about vowels sounds and the way the australain speak? Surely there will be some different between the two speaker on how they produce the words?, no?

  4. #4
    Raymott's Avatar
    Raymott is offline VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Academic
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Australia
      • Current Location:
      • Australia
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    19,759
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Phonetic differences between AusEnglish and ArabicEnglish

    Quote Originally Posted by ugyen View Post
    Yes, however, what about vowels sounds and the way the australain speak? Surely there will be some different between the two speaker on how they produce the words?, no?
    Sorry, I don't understand this new proposition that you're putting.
    I agree that there can be differences between the accents of two speakers. I haven't noticed the vowels of Arabic-speakers to be closer to those of Australian speakers than to, say, Americans.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 27-Jul-2011, 02:26
  2. Phonetic
    By TeacherMarco in forum Teaching English
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 19-Sep-2010, 16:08
  3. about phonetic
    By Unregistered in forum Pronunciation and Phonetics
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 18-Feb-2008, 14:22
  4. phonetic
    By nickpalacio in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 21-Aug-2007, 21:38
  5. phonetic differences.....
    By Kamil in forum Pronunciation and Phonetics
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 22-Apr-2007, 11:39

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •