Aussie Slang: Diminutives ending in ‘o’

 

Hello, Aussies in training! I hope you enjoyed the first half of my Aussie diminutives series this week. Part one focused on words with an easy sound at the end: “-ie”, which sounds like “y”.

This post features words ending with a sound that is the MOST UNIQUE sound in the Australian accent, and also one of the hardest sounds to master.

The letter “O”. This sound distinguishes us from Americans, British and all other English speakers. To help you with this sound, take a look at the video above from this incredible accent coach. I could not believe that she wasn’t Australian!

Now take a look at these words below and GIVE THEM A GO! (another slang expression)

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