Talk:nose

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Australian Pronunciation?[edit]

I wonder if it'd be worth including a common (as in 'frequent'; as in not all Australians use it, but it is characteristic) Australian pronunciation, which is more like "noy-z" (or 'noise'). (This applies to the long o sound in general, in Australia.)

Any and all common pronunciations are worth including. Do you know how to transcribe pronunciations in IPA? Better still (assuming you're Australian, or from New Zealand, or some such), can you record a sample? We need a greater variety of English speakers contributing audio files. --EncycloPetey 04:40, 30 March 2009 (UTC)
Sadly, I don't know IPA transcription. (Wish I did.) Will work on getting a recording, though some Aussies "oy" their long 'o's much more than others (some barely do at all) so any recording I got wouldn't be representative of 'all' Aussies, of course. (After my 'nose' post, thinking about it more, I realised that it's usually more words like "hello" and "home" than "nose". E.g. many customer service people in Australia have said to me "Helloy! How are yoy!" Rhymes with 'boy'. Many Kiwis do this too.) But how do you choose a person/recording to represent a country/region that has many dialects? I wouldn't want one recording being taken by Wiktionary users as a nation-wide thing.--Tyranny Sue 06:57, 5 April 2009 (UTC)