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Old 04-22-2011, 01:12 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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You were a military brat as well, correct? Buncha postings in random places?
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Old 04-22-2011, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Hills & Hollers of SW MO
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You were a military brat as well, correct? Buncha postings in random places?
Yup, and more on my own.
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Old 04-22-2011, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Yes. Here are some examples I've noticed:

money in CA = "menny", most other regions = "munny"

San Diego in CA = san diegayo (similar to Mid Atlantic Coastal and Southeastern states), other regions = san diego (o pronounced o, not ayo)
Who are you talking to? I know no one who says "menny" or "diegayo."
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Old 04-22-2011, 10:29 PM
 
Location: West Coast Wanderer
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Who are you talking to? I know no one who says "menny" or "diegayo."
That's what I was wondering. Menny MAYBE for many but certainly not money.
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Old 04-23-2011, 04:52 AM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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I suspect Fontucky and I have dialects that are very similar.
Ya never know, he may have picked up an IE accent.
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Old 04-23-2011, 05:13 AM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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I knew immediately this guy wasn't from SoCal. He said California like the "Cal" almost rhymes with cow. Or cauiflower. A SoCal native gives it the Cal rhymes with Hal. Or Cal as in Cal Worthington.
Like this guy?


YouTube - Cal Football: Blue Out (Jeff Tedford)
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Old 04-27-2011, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Well, they shouldn't!
I know--like listening to nails scratching on a blackboard (saying "Cali" for California).
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Old 04-27-2011, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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This is especially true in SF. I get Midwest or sometimes Canadian most often although I do maintain the difference between caught and cot in my speech and that's an east coast thing fer sure...err...oops I mean for sure LOL!
I meant to respond to this post sooner. Anyway, that manager I worked with long ago who spoke with an East Coast inflection was born and raised in the city of San Francisco itself. What you wrote above in bold print verifies that this is not unusual.
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Old 04-27-2011, 08:07 PM
 
Location: West Coast Wanderer
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I meant to respond to this post sooner. Anyway, that manager I worked with long ago who spoke with an East Coast inflection was born and raised in the city of San Francisco itself. What you wrote above in bold print verifies that this is not unusual.
That east coast influence is disappearing in the city though. One other aspect that seems unique to SF speech is the habit of getting louder and a bit higher then falling off again as they speak. Robin Williams used to do this a lot. A girl I know from Ireland said to me that it was really interesting because a lot of the Irish who immigrated to the city were from Cork and they have that habit there according to what she said.
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Old 04-27-2011, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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A girl I know from Ireland said to me that it was really interesting because a lot of the Irish who immigrated to the city were from Cork and they have that habit there according to what she said.
Wasn't that over 150 years ago? If so, that would be a long time for such a speech pattern to survive. However, an interesting thought.
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