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    The Australian pronunciation of "here"

    I've been watching an Australian YouTuber who sometimes pronounces "here" like he-yeah. Is that just local for Australia or did I mishear him?
    Last edited by Glizdka; 01-May-2019 at 11:34.

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    Re: The Australian pronunciation of "here"

    Quote Originally Posted by Glizdka View Post
    I've been watching an Australian YouTuber who sometimes pronounces "here" like he-yeah. Is that just local for Australia or do did I mishear him? badly?
    I think you're going to need to provide a link to a video in which you heard it.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: The Australian pronunciation of "here"

    https://youtu.be/3-UKwReMHtM?t=98
    https://youtu.be/3-UKwReMHtM?t=357

    He uses the word "here" quite a lot, sometimes pronouncing it the way I'm familiar with, and sometimes like he-yeah.

    To me, the way he sometimes pronounces it makes "here" rhyme with "idea".
    Last edited by Glizdka; 01-May-2019 at 08:41.

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    Re: The Australian pronunciation of "here"

    I can clearly hear his pronunciation he-yeah but he only does it sometimes. Many of his heres are monosyllabic. The two-syllable pronunciation is pretty common in the American south where some speakers are prone to adding an extra syllable to words. For example: "What we have hee-yuh is a FAILure to commUNicate" from the movie Cool Hand Luke.

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    Re: The Australian pronunciation of "here"

    That is a common Australian thing to do, but not all Australians do it. We do have a variety of accents in Australia - not as pronounced as the UK or US, but Australia's a large place, so 'local' doesn't really work for the whole country!

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    Re: The Australian pronunciation of "here"

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    For example: "What we have hee-yuh is a FAILure to commUNicate" from the movie Cool Hand Luke.
    You'll find that in BrE sometimes too.

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