Australia accents dating
We’ve had past discussions about the TRAP-BATH split in Australia, which seems to be the main division between various regions in the country.
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–Words like “goose” and “food” have a fronter “oo” vowel (presumably closer to IPA ʏ) in Broad accents.
If you’re already acquainted with the shibboleths of the Australian accent, none of this is particularly revealing.
The researchers started by making impressionistic judgements about a large number of recorded Australian subjects, placing them into the Broad, General and Cultivated categories.
They then analyzed the vowel sounds of these speakers to specify which features correspond to each type of accent. The further on the Broad end of the spectrum that an accent lies, the more markedly, well, “Australian” the features of said accent.