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en This user is a native speaker of English.
AU-5 This user believes that Australian English is the only real English, and will likely respond to any use of The Queen's or American English with disgust.
fr-3 Cet utilisateur peut contribuer avec un niveau avancé de français.
es-1 Este usuario puede contribuir con un nivel básico de español.
th-1 ผู้ใช้คนนี้สามารถใช้ภาษาไทย ได้ในระดับพื้นฐาน.
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pt-2 Este usuário/utilizador pode contribuir com um nível médio de português.
MX This user is of Mauritian ancestry.
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My name's Dominic. I live in Melbourne, Australia. I am interested in traditional african culture and diaspora(mainly Mauritian) culture and also interested in Aztec(Nahuatl) and Indian culture. I'd like to learn tamazight or n-amazighen, sanskrit and yoruba.

List of to-dos on Wikipedia[edit]

Expand the pages on Mauritian Creole and other Mauritian pages like the Sega article and articles on Dandenong,Doveton and other Melbourne suburbs


Mauritian Creole People Doveton, Victoria Réunionnaise Creole People

response to your question[edit]

How to learn an NY accent? The answer is to fly me out to Australia and I'll give you lessons!! Actually, I'm not a dialect coach, and other than getting tapes and practicing with them, it's hard to say. The most difficult feature is the short a split (described in the article). It's hard to know which words are lax and which are tense, although in fact, NYers vary somewhat, and really only White people do it at all. The classic NY dialect is largely a white thing. The feature that spreads throughout the races is the low back shift. I'd focus on that, affricate (th) and (dh), dental /t/ and /d/ the affricatation of the /r/ after /d/ and /t/. Make sure all your /l/s are dark, and for you r-less comes free being Australian. I think that's most of it.

Good luck. mnewmanqc 17:47, 11 March 2007 (UTC)