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New Zild - The Story of New Zealand English Television – 2005 Documentary

New Zild - The Story of New Zealand English

Television – 2005 Documentary

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Oft-derided across the dutch for its vowel-mangling pronunciation (sex fush'n'chups anyone?) and too fast-paced for tourists and Elton John to understand, is New Zealand's unique accent. Presented by Jim Mora, New Zild follows the evolution of New Zealand English, from the "colonial twang" to Billy T. Linguist Elizabeth Gordon explains the infamous HRT (High Rising Terminal) ending our sentences, and Mora interprets such phrases as 'air gun' (how are you going?). Features Lyn of Tawa in an accent face-off with Sam Neill and Judy Bailey.

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Bright Spark Television

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Bright Spark Television

Rights

The copyright for this title is held by John Milligan.

Music

‘G’Day Mate’ by the Ponsonby DCs, composer Gavin Buxton