jogloran ghItlh: : << : I don't watch much tv., especially not commercial tv. channels' news. : Does : Sydney lack the variety of Melburnian, as described before? (There : are : more, of course.) Not one of those accents can be : considered 'normal'. And : I've been told that Melburnian is relatively (compared to : Sydenysiders' : speech) unaffected, or is untrue? : : Tristan : >> : : No, I've been to Melbourne twice and I think the pronounciation in : the city was pretty normal. I know that people here have some sort of : stereotype about Melburnian speech (I don't exactly know what the : stereotype actually is, however :P). Yeah... pity though. I'd love to say that Melbournians are radically different, but.... ;) I think it has to do with the class distinction. See my previous post :) : Tangentially, I was in Newcastle (in Australia :P) recently, and : their adjective for describing themselves (in the vein of Melburnian : and the rather contrived "Sydneysider") is "Novocastrian", which is : obviously the Latin form of the place. It was actually used by the : residents, which I wouldn't have expected for such a highfalutin : name :P : : Imperative Lol! Actually, what would YOU call them? Apart from 'those bloody Knights supporters' ;) I think Novocastrian is the general term that most ppl use.... I've also heard Melbournites, and less frequently, Sydneyites. I think its Brisbanites for Brisbane and Darwinians (lol!) for Darwin. I've also heard Hobartians for Hobart - rhyming with Martians. I think it would be Perthsiders for Perth, and Adeladians for Adelaide. And of course you can call ppl in Canberra anything you want 'cos they're all pollies! :D ObConlang: Also, what do you call ppl in different cities in your conlangs? Is there a general term/construction? Or do you use multiple methods? John. Windows NT crashed. I am the Blue Screen of Death. No one hears your screams.