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Old 09-18-2011, 09:13 PM
 
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A lot of people from Riverside say "rayg-u-lar" for regular.

I'm from there, but I don't say it that way.
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Never heard a Native Californian refer to California as "Cali." And as I previously stated. . ."everybody has an accent."
Exactly how am I suppose to abbreviate out of stater.
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Old 09-19-2011, 03:00 PM
 
Location: In them thar hills
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There are a few other differnces I notice from time to time, like the extra effort in the pronunciation of s, t, and r in some areas of Northern California. At least in the Sacramento area and over the border into Southern Oregon. Kind of like "center" is pronounced as SenT-er (with more louder stress in the first syllable) in the north and as "senter"in the central and southern areas of the state, both syllables lacking stress and no noticeable increase in volume in the pronunciation of S and T. I think some people don't even pronounce the T.
How about, san-TA Ma-RI-a ...
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Old 09-19-2011, 03:16 PM
 
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Never heard a Native Californian refer to California as "Cali." And as I previously stated. . ."everybody has an accent."
You must have never been here. NOR-CAL SO-CAL Central-CALI
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Old 09-19-2011, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Bryte, CA
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How about, san-TA Ma-RI-a ...
Only if you roll that r.
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Old 09-20-2011, 04:08 PM
 
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Is there a California accent? I hope it sounds different from a Nevada or Arizona accent. Dont get me started.
I've learned a lot of Zonies have a definite Minnesota "you betcha" thing going. Little bit of the Canuk "eh?" at the end of sentences.
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Old 09-20-2011, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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born and raised in cali and never heard that accent in my life.
Well I should hope not since they speak Spanish in Columbia. I did finally meet someone that spent a couple years in Cali. He was born and raised here in Oxnard California and ended up moving to Cali Columbia for two years.
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Old 09-20-2011, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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I work with a guy from Boston and he has an accent. About the only other accent we have that is noticable to me is in what language someone speaks. I always thought that we spoke normal and everyone else in the nation had an accent. LOL.

Something that we do have that may not be an issue in other parts of the nation is that many of our cities and street names are Spanish or Indian. For example I have a tendency to pronounce cities, streets or the like with a Spanish flair. Ojai Califonia has an H sound in it. The LL's in Camarillo are silent. From the Chumash we have Hueneme pronounced Wy-ne-me (Or: Why Knee Me.)

Maybe what we do have here is the intermixing of language to produce a unique flavor.
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Old 09-20-2011, 10:58 PM
 
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Well I should hope not since they speak Spanish in Columbia. I did finally meet someone that spent a couple years in Cali. He was born and raised here in Oxnard California and ended up moving to Cali Columbia for two years.
Oxnard doesn't know if it's so cal or central coast.Fresno is in central cal.
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Old 09-20-2011, 11:00 PM
 
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Never heard a Native Californian refer to California as "Cali." And as I previously stated. . ."everybody has an accent."
Your not a native are you?
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Old 09-21-2011, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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Oxnard doesn't know if it's so cal or central coast.Fresno is in central cal.
Oxnard knows it is in Sounthern California end of story.
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