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How To Speak Kiwinglish

To truly get the pronunciation guide below, you should be familiar with the strange New Zealand accent, which can mostly be summed up by saying that they pronounce the letter ‘e’ like an ‘i’, so “pen” becomes “pin” and “bench” is “binch”. If you’ve never heard it before, or want to watch a great show, try Flight of the Conchords — and remember, Brit’s name is actually Bret. If you want to read a funny blog post about the Kiwi accent, try the first Kiwinglish blog post from Foreign Service Officer Adrian Pratt — the tutorial below comes from the 11th and final part of his Kiwinglish series.


From Life in the Land of the Long White Cloud