How do you tell someone's from Ireland? Listen carefully to how the letters I, R and L are pronounced. We look at these and other elements of the musical-sounding speech heard in Ireland in part 3 of our series on varieties of English.
To the untrained ear, Australian, New Zealand and South African accents are rather similar. A New Zealand accent is easy to recognize, however, by its high pitch, unusual vowel sounds and the speaker's choice of expressions. Part 2 of our series.