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Old 02-09-2010, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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It's not completely "shack", but it's definitely somewhere between an A sound and an O sound.
To me, the way a Southerner/Westerner says "shack" sounds like "shock," and the way they say "shock" sounds like "shauck."

I'm from Michigan.
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Old 02-09-2010, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Hell's Kitchen, NYC
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Even though their politics are very un-American, Northern California, Oregon, and Washington cities have the only cities WITHOUT accents.
I'm sorry but you're wrong. Everyone has an accent.

http://linguistlist.org/ask-ling/accent.html

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Old 02-09-2010, 12:19 PM
 
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Even though their politics are very un-American, Northern California, Oregon, and Washington cities have the only cities WITHOUT accents.
Thesublime's right. Everybody has an accent, unless they're dumb (not stupid, but unable to speak).
Still I agree that people from Northern California, Oregon, and Washington generally have the most neutral American accent.
The racial accent differences are also much less pronounced. Unlike many other American regions, Blacks in Washington generally don't have any dicernible accent.
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Old 02-09-2010, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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To me, the way a Southerner/Westerner says "shack" sounds like "shock," and the way they say "shock" sounds like "shauck."

I'm from Michigan.
I've never heard anything like that in my life.
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Old 02-09-2010, 03:21 PM
 
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Maybe Columbus, OH or Indianapolis?
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Old 02-09-2010, 03:26 PM
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Location: Queens, NY
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I've never heard anything like that in my life.
agreed.
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Old 02-14-2010, 10:33 PM
 
Location: wandering LA
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The way a lot of people in the southern/western cities/states (including California) pronounce "shack" sounds like "shock" to people from other parts of North America. Or to put it another way: The way many North Americans pronounce "shack" sounds like "shock" to a lot of people from the northern cities.
Fixed it for ya.
exactly. that'd be the NCVS at play.
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Old 03-13-2010, 07:04 PM
 
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In California, most Whites have a neutral generic accent. But most of the Hispanics have that Eddie Guerrero/Cheech Marin heavy cholo accent.
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Old 03-13-2010, 07:26 PM
 
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Houston does have an accent. As a matter of fact, everyone does; some places just have that "general american" accent
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Old 03-14-2010, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Definitely not Savannah where she's from, lol.


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