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Old 11-11-2014, 04:37 PM
 
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Some Southern Californians (even wealthy whites with little contact with Mexicans) have the Chicano English t endency of pronouncing short i's as long e's. Like keeng for king.
This is not just limited to SoCal. This can be heard throughout the SW US.

Now up here in the Bay Area things have gotten sort of weird. With the more recent waves of relos, many different accents (both foreign and domestic) have flooded the area. Simultaneously, some "unique" accents from old Euro immigrant enclaves in The City (e.g. the old North Beach Italian, which some people say sounds sort of East Coast, the Irish one, etc) have also intermingled. So quite a mish mash here these days. I can still tell a native who's not from a City immigrant enclave or descendent thereof. Of course I can also discern the enclave folks too. In any case: The native accents are endangered.
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Old 11-11-2014, 06:10 PM
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I am a native Californian who lived in D.C. some time and my accent changed a bit thereafter. The most striking Californianism I noticed upon returning here was:

I know, right?

This is very common saying and not something I ever heard in D.C.
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Old 11-12-2014, 05:44 PM
 
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I am a native Californian who lived in D.C. some time and my accent changed a bit thereafter. The most striking Californianism I noticed upon returning here was:

I know, right?

This is very common saying and not something I ever heard in D.C.
"Got it."
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Old 11-12-2014, 06:04 PM
 
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I am a native Californian who lived in D.C. some time and my accent changed a bit thereafter. The most striking Californianism I noticed upon returning here was:

I know, right?

This is very common saying and not something I ever heard in D.C.
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"Got it."
Haha...I say these both a lot. Figures.

I watched a Youtube video about the Northern California accent the other day. One thing I noticed (and sorry if this was already posted about in the thread) is that we/they tend to pronounce "T's" and "D's" the same when we speak quickly, at least when those consonants are in the middle of words. Like the word "gravity."

My boyfriend has a Midwestern accent and there are some minute differences that we notice. I might have posted about this in the thread already.
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