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peter

The New Zealand accent would presumably contain inflexions from indigenous Maori.

Certainly the bigger rounder sound of the average New Zealand speaker would suggest that.

You can pick this up rather more strongly in areas such as Northland, East Coast ...

Not so obvious in Otago and Southland though, where the Scottish influence is more obvious.

In England, the regional differences between north and south etc are so huge. We were never going to inherit pronunciation from just one of these regions.

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