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Old 09-18-2010, 08:26 AM
 
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Actually, it seems pretty clear to me that Frank is Canadian. I can hear some of the Italian influence, however; specifically the NYC area Italian-American features. Were your parents from this area or did you spend some time living there?

At any rate, I'm pretty sure you spent most of your formative years in Canada...
Bingo. Spent my first 16 years of existence in Winnipeg.

As for the Italian influence; I figured there would be more of a Jewish or Irish influence. My Grandma (who I spent a lot of time around when I was little) spent the first 22 years of her life in an neighborhood in Winnipeg that was mostly made up of Jewish immigrants and second-generation Irish-Canadians from the 20s to the 50s. Her speech pattern and pronunciation tended to have a lot of Yiddish influences. That might also explain some of the New England/Boston influences that some posters seem to hear.
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Old 09-18-2010, 08:43 AM
 
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Hello:

I am just wondering what kind of accent do I have?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDOA9wHU8ZQ
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I can't tell yours. Maybe northeastern?
Anybody else wanna give it a shot?
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Old 09-18-2010, 09:26 AM
 
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Toronto?
Yes.

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Here you go

In the beginning you sound Eastern European, Russian maybe? However when you were reading the sound, you reminded me of my professor who was Belgian.
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Old 09-18-2010, 11:55 AM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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Bingo. Spent my first 16 years of existence in Winnipeg.

As for the Italian influence; I figured there would be more of a Jewish or Irish influence. My Grandma (who I spent a lot of time around when I was little) spent the first 22 years of her life in an neighborhood in Winnipeg that was mostly made up of Jewish immigrants and second-generation Irish-Canadians from the 20s to the 50s. Her speech pattern and pronunciation tended to have a lot of Yiddish influences. That might also explain some of the New England/Boston influences that some posters seem to hear.
That's it - it was the Jewish influence I was hearing. I just usually tend to associate it with NYC speakers.
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Old 09-18-2010, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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Anybody else wanna give it a shot?
Northeast.
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Old 09-18-2010, 12:45 PM
 
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You sound sort of like you could have lived in New England somewhere and the way that you said "rather" & "figure that out" doesn't make me think of Texas.

ComputerTech12-I really can't place you man but to me, you sound sort of East Asian.
QweffL-That's the first time I've ever heard pecan pronounced the way you said it, neat. I guess you could possibly be from the upper Midwest but you sound sort of foreign too. I don't know.


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it seems to me that a lot of black people in the urban south talk similarly to blacks in chicago, st louis, etc. and dont really have much drawls. i know that mygdell and scott summers sounded to me like they were from the urban midwest/west, despite being southerners. so i think it can kind of vary person to person when you are in the southern cities. the first woman in that clip doesnt sound southern at all (at 1:29), but is from durham, nc
I never thought that I sounded like I could be from up there. I have heard other people question if I were from the lower Midwest but other than a few words, I really don't hear it. I always thought that I spoke in a mix of old Georgian and Central FL but I pronounce my R's. I've heard some old Georgians who had the same accent as Hank Aaron:


Hank Aaron interview
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Old 09-18-2010, 01:51 PM
 
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I never thought that I sounded like I could be from up there. I have heard other people question if I were from the lower Midwest but other than a few words, I really don't hear it. I always thought that I spoke in a mix of old Georgian and Central FL but I pronounce my R's. I've heard some old Georgians who had the same accent as Hank Aaron:
well it could be the fact that accents in heavily urban areas across the country sound very similar. but you just dont have that "country" style georgia accent, you have an accent that ive heard from black people in california and the midwest. basically, there is and aspect of general american english mixed into your dialect.

basically you sound like
this: instead of this:

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Old 09-19-2010, 11:39 AM
 
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Can you guess where this girl is from?


YouTube - What Accent is this??
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Old 09-19-2010, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Lansing Metro
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Here's mine.


YouTube - Accents?
Is this supposed to be a joke? You're obviously trying to sound as "Minnesotan" as possible. It sounds like a cartoon character. No one really talks like that.

Didn't you move to Minnesota within the last year or two? There's no way you could go from a Michigan accent to THAT is a couple of years. So I'm going to assume it was a joke. And a pretty funny one. Nice work.
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Old 09-19-2010, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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This is my response to Michigan83. No, it's not a joke. I tend to pick up accents easily, and I live in rural Minnesota. Also, I was talking into the camera -- not in my natural "flow," so that may have increased my accent.


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