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Old 01-22-2010, 10:54 AM
 
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San Antonio has no accent compared with Dallas and Houston. Austin is pretty much the same as San Antonio.
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Old 01-22-2010, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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San Antonio has no accent compared with Dallas and Houston. Austin is pretty much the same as San Antonio.
No accent? Please tell me you're kidding. Every Texan I've met (including those from Austin) sounds very Southern.
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Old 01-22-2010, 11:55 AM
 
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Really... cuz I know plenty of people from Chicago and they all say bag normally, not beg...

In fact, I think accents in the US will fade with more time honestly... I talked to a girl from Boston the other day and asked her why she didn't have the accent, she said she actually lost it while in college and as a communications major they push students to speak without accents and talk more "neutral"
It's more like bayg. Chicago definitely has an accent and I think it's funny that so many people on here don't think so. Maybe they don't realize it because they live there and everything they say sounds normal to them.

Just like how I think that most (white) people in Memphis don't have accents. In reality, they do, I just don't hear it much because it's relatively mild compared to rural Southern accents. It's very common for people in Memphis to make fun of Southern accents.
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Old 01-22-2010, 12:53 PM
 
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This is a Chicago accent. Almost neutral American English, but not quite


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtbbWlaJC-k

I hear this accent in St. Louis too. I don't think much of the Midwest is really neutral. There's definitely an accent in most places.
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Old 01-22-2010, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Tampa - St. Louis
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^^^ I'm from St. Louis and some people hear my accent and think its really strong. Others never catch on to it and think I'm really generic and I'm currently in Tallahassee, FL. People from the South think I'm a Northerner....People from The East Coast think I'm country.....People from the West Coast don't really notice unless the listen hard.....Midwesterners always ask me if I'm from what part of flyover country I'm from. Then when I say something indistinguishably St. Louis like "get dat right derr" or "I only gat farrty dollaz".....they say "we got a St. Louis guy on our hands."
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Old 01-22-2010, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Blacks from St. Louis talk VERY southern.
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Old 01-22-2010, 02:45 PM
 
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^ Not very, but kinda. I noticed the difference every time I was up there. They still have more of a Midwestern accent. It's funny how a city 4 hours away has such a different accent.
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Old 01-22-2010, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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^ Not very, but kinda. I noticed the difference every time I was up there. They still have more of a Midwestern accent. It's funny how a city 4 hours away has such a different accent.
It can be hard to distinguish an accent between a person from St. Louis and Dallas sometimes.
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Old 01-22-2010, 02:49 PM
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Really... cuz I know plenty of people from Chicago and they all say bag normally, not beg...

In fact, I think accents in the US will fade with more time honestly... I talked to a girl from Boston the other day and asked her why she didn't have the accent, she said she actually lost it while in college and as a communications major they push students to speak without accents and talk more "neutral"
I don't. I'm related to plenty of people who are younger than me who sport some of the northeastern accent. In fact, there is nothing in currently linguistic theory that states that accents in the US (or anywhere) are currently disappearing into one homogeneous blob. Certain accents may fade or disappear, but they'll be replaced by others.
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Old 01-22-2010, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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San Antonio has no accent compared with Dallas and Houston. Austin is pretty much the same as San Antonio.
HAHA, no.
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