Advice how to distinguish British and Australian accent?

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Konstantinos

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Greek - Athens
Hi all. For me it is very easy to distinguish the British and American accents, using the letter r and its pronunciation (especially "er" in the end of a word). For example the word "weather" is pronounced completely different in Britain and the USA.

But it is very difficult to distinguish British and Australian accents. Is there a smart way, like the er? Thanks in advance.
 
  • There are many British accents, but to this American ear, the Aussie transformation of the long 'a' (as in hay) sounding more like like long 'i' (hay ==> {similar to} hi) is the most noticeable difference with many British.

    You might check youtube for many demo videos.
     
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