Bungoo in the jungoo

Or- Estuary English is alive and well in New Zealand.

Technically, it’s the vocalization of preconsonantal/final /l/, perhaps with various vowel mergers before it.

As in miwk-bottoo ‘milk-bottle’.

Can’t get away from it – even the ger-oo on Radio New Zealand says it.

(She’s also likely to say “somethink”, too…

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2 Responses to Bungoo in the jungoo

  1. Strange vernacular in those parts, but then we get the reputation for saying “eh” a lot. Pretty pic!

  2. Mel says:

    Probably more like “somefink” and maybe “aks”, as in “ask”

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