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Old 03-05-2007, 10:04 AM
 
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Default Denver Accents?

Are there any particular accents that the majority in Denver have? (Like you will find a lot of people with a southern accent in say Texas, people with a northeast accent in Boston or NY, etc.)

I was just kinda wondering as I will be in town in April and just wondering what to expect.
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Old 03-05-2007, 10:09 AM
 
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Denver is home to people from all over the country, so you're likely to hear different accents, but by large I don't think that the majority of people really have much of an accent at all.
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Old 03-05-2007, 10:10 AM
 
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Denver is home to people from all over the country, so you're likely to hear different accents, but by large I don't think that the majority of people really have much of an accent at all.
Ok cool, thanks. I was just kind of curious.
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Old 03-07-2007, 04:48 AM
 
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I think that some people in Denver have accents (especially Denverites who have lived in Denver there entire lives), similar to what people who are from Albaquerque have in alot of instances. If you go to Pueblo they talk with much more of a "Dinver" accent then somebody who originally from Denver

They say words like Dinver, everything instead enver is inver.

Also words like Sandy some people will say Sendy

Or Walter is Walterrrr (with a sort of long R)

Or dont you know or doncha know

I also have noticed that people from Colorado Springs who are from there tend say "waarrshhh the deeessshees" and tend to have a similar accent to people in the southern plains.

Its sort of unique how Puebloans and Denverites tend to speak with the same accent and people from Colorado Springs tend to speak differently.

All and all, the accents are fairly mild.
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Old 03-07-2007, 07:42 PM
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My daughters grew up here. The older one (23) says that people in Minnesota, where she went to college, say she taks sort of southern. I have heard this described as a western drawl.
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Old 03-08-2007, 11:56 AM
 
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My cousins on the western slope all say "droughth" with a pronounced th sound on the end, and often say "Dinver" as the name of the place I live. For some reason I never picked up either of those, but you hear them.
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Old 03-08-2007, 01:34 PM
 
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I don't think people from Denver don't have accents. Now, Denver does have a lot of people from other parts, but true Denverians (sp?) DON'T have accents.
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Old 09-29-2011, 07:02 PM
 
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I would have swung towards "Denverite," myself, but I'm a Castle Rockian, and you city folk can talk any way you want!

All in good fun.
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Old 09-29-2011, 11:04 PM
 
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The metro dialect is pretty flat.
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Old 09-30-2011, 07:37 AM
 
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COWL-OR-ADA. The (older) natives may have that western lazy cowboy dialect.
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