Nieuw Zeeland English. By: Alexandra Cork & Roseann Martin. Whale Rider. “It’s all in a name”. The country New Zealand was named by Abel Tasman a Dutch explorer in 1642 When he spotted island he called it “Nieuw Zeeland” Translates to “new sea-land” Anglicanized to New Zealand
Alexandra Cork & Roseann Martin
1788 - -
1800 100 -
1820 200 100%
1839 2,000 900%
1840 2,050 3%
1850 25,000 1120%
1858 59,000* 136%
1872 256,000 334%
1881 500,000 95%
1900 770,000 54% 1950 1,800,000 134% 1960 2,400,000 33% 1970 2,750,000 15% 1980 3,500,000 27%
The vowel pairs such as ‘iӘ’ in the word here and ‘εӘ’ in the word hair are pronounced with wide variation and often are pronounced the same
Notably this is not seen in Australian English
The ‘dark l’ at the end of words like ‘kill’ is replaced by some with ‘w’ so that ‘bull’ and ‘bill’ would receive the same pronunciations
The ‘dark l’ also becomes the semivowel ‘w’ before a consonant such that ‘build’ my be ‘buwd’
These two distinctions vary within regions and socio-economic class
Some local pronunciations
English is often heard without the ‘g’
Menu often has a long ‘i’ not the short ‘e’
Both Australian and New Zealand speech have high rising intonation which is said to be more frequently used in New Zealand to have originated there.
Aww hey bro. What're you doing bro?Dude, I'm beached as.Awww **** You're beached asTell me something I don't know.Bro your heaps beached ayeSo beached, beached as.Do ya wanna chip broAs in a chup?Yeah a chipA potato chupThis one, a chip a chip.Aw I would though bro but I don't eat chipsWell thats ****...Uhhh I only eat planktomPlankton?
Can't chew broTry a chip broNah well I can't chewJust try a chip broYou don't understand I might look big, but I can't chew bro,
I only eat planktom.That's pretty deceptiveI know it's very misleading, do you have any planktom?I'll go and check over hereDo you happen to have a bucket or a hose bro, I needa get wet a-sep. Are you pretty parched?I'm parched as, and I'm beached bro.You're beached asI know...I'll see if I can't find some planktonPlease, have a look around for some planktom[will work out]So beached...