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South African English     Stress & Tone

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Please note: the words and symbols below refer to the British English sounds. They
are only provided for comparison.  Many of the South African sounds are quite different!

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Tone

She's divorced.
She is married, isn't she?
She isn't married, is she?
Would you like some?
Yes, please. No, thank you
  Yes please!
  No thanks!
  I'd love some!
  Excuse me.
  Sorry.
  Sorry?
  Cool.
  Cool!
     
Stress desert, dessert
  establish
  establishmentarian
  unreal!
   

 

Our warmest thanks go to ...

Speaker Geographical origin Date of recording Approx age

Unnamed
Unnamed

Johannesburg
Natal

Feb 10, 2006
Feb 10, 2006
50
22

 

 

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