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Old 09-19-2010, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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This is another attempt at General American English, since my first one sounded "Midwestern."

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Old 09-19-2010, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
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Can you guess where this girl is from?
The content of the post gave it away, I think, but it still sounds... very Californian. Sounds like someone who would fit in perfectly on a Disney/Nickelodeon sitcom.

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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.
I still hear a bit of Minnesotan accent, but it's not as prevalent as in your first videos in this thread. This sounds more natural, IMO, because I've seen others pick up some features of an accent after living in a different place for about a year or two.
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Old 09-19-2010, 01:59 PM
 
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The content of the post gave it away, I think, but it still sounds... very Californian. Sounds like someone who would fit in perfectly on a Disney/Nickelodeon sitcom.


Cool thanks! The girl talking is my cousin. She did live in California as a kid and this is what she sounds like when she speaks English.
I don't think you can hear a German accent (?)- but that's where she's from.
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Old 09-19-2010, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Can you guess where this girl is from?


YouTube - What Accent is this??
Is that a little girl??? Anyways, she sound Texan.
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Old 09-19-2010, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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Cool thanks! The girl talking is my cousin. She did live in California as a kid and this is what she sounds like when she speaks English.
I don't think you can hear a German accent (?)- but that's where she's from.
No accent.
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Old 09-19-2010, 09:24 PM
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Location: Queens, NY
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i made this awhile ago but i guess i'll post it here, too:

YouTube - White vs white
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Old 09-19-2010, 09:55 PM
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Location: Queens, NY
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and another vid i did for another thread:

YouTube - Y'all
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Old 09-19-2010, 10:56 PM
 
Location: Central Louisiana
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I posted myself reading the "Comma Gets a Cure" passage that Verseau provided. See what you think about my accent. :


YouTube - Accent 001
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Old 09-20-2010, 12:57 AM
 
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Well here's mine. I decided to record myself reading Comma Gets A Cure because rambling is awkward for me. I think this is how I generally sound. My accent is a little stronger when I'm talking with my family & close friends, and it's a little more water-down when I'm in a professional setting. This is probably right in the middle:


YouTube - accent

RmafAlex I'm gonna guess Oklahoma. You sound like my relatives in OK. A Southern accent mixed with a Midland accent.

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Old 09-20-2010, 06:07 AM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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Smtchll, your accent is not as thick as I would have imagined. The Southern drawl is still there.
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