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How Do You Say That?

winter 1996/Vol. 3 No. 3

Have you ever wondered how to pronounce those place names you find in Australian Rails? Sandra Hyde, our correspondent from Down Under, tells us how to say that...

Adelaide Ad - el - aid
Albany Al - ban - ee
Alice Springs Alice Springs
Bourke Burk or Birk
Brisbane Bris - bane
Broken Hill Broken Hill
Bunbury Bun - berry
Bundaberg Bund - a - burg
Cairns Care - ns
Canberra Can - bearer
Charleville Char - le - ville
Cook Cook
Cooktown Cook - town
Darwin Dar - win
Derby Dar - bee
Esperance Es - per - ance
Geraldton Ger - ald - ton
Hobart Hob - art
Kalgoorlie Kal - goor - lee
Katherine Kath - er - ine
Launceston Lorn - cest - ton
Leonora Lee - on - or - ah
Lismore Lis - more
Mackay M' kiy
Melbourne Mel - burn
Mt. Isa Mount Eye - say
Newcastle New - kar - stle
Perth Perth
Port Augusta Port Or - gus - tah
Port Hedland Port Head - land
Port Lincoln Port Lin - coln
Quilpie Quill - pea
Rawlinna Raw - lean - ah
Rockhampton Rock - hamp - ton
Sydney Sid - nee
Tarcoola Tar - cool - ah
Tennant Creek Ten - ant Creek
Toowoomba Too - womb - ah
Townsville Towns - vil
Wagga Wagga Wog - ah Wog- ah
Weipa Weep - ah
Wollongong Wool - on - gong
Wyndham Wind - ham
Yeelirrie You - lear - ee

 


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