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    Re: The pronunciation of consonants

    I'd say you'd be less likely to hear an 'r' there if you were Australian. But, look, she was deliberately trying to sound like an ignorant person. It's not as if that soundbite is the way Australians, or Cate, normally say "I don't know". "Dunno" sounds differently depending on the words surrounding it. "I d'no" (as Cate mocks it) and "Dunno, mate" sound different.

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    Re: The pronunciation of consonants

    Quote Originally Posted by Rachel Adams View Post
    No, I met a lovely couple from Australia last summer. It was the only time I was able to hear native Australian English not on YouTube but in real life
    I think I hear an r in 'dunno' if it's pronounced as duh neu somewhere between h and n I hear it.
    I don't. Does anyone here besides Rachel?
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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