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Old 11-08-2010, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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I have a very thick deep Southern accent. For example, can't is pronounced caint, and want is pronounced like won't.

I've heard many transplants say ya'll, but they still don't sound Southern to me.
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Old 11-08-2010, 07:36 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Standard Aussie accent here, totally non-rhotic.
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Old 11-08-2010, 08:23 AM
 
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When I travel, the locals ask where I'm from, and when I say "Boston", they say that they don't detect the MA accent, so I generally asume that I don't have one..

Not growing up in MA, and having had two non-MA parents , will probably do that..
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Old 11-08-2010, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Historic Downtown Jersey City
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Like most people from NJ, I have a general Northeastern cadence to my speech. Aka, you can tell I'm from the Northeast, but I don't have what the rest of America thinks a "NJ accent" is (that is a NYC accent, ie "youse", "mudda", "get atta hea"...lol).
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Old 11-08-2010, 12:40 PM
 
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I have the NYC-New Jersey Accent. But. since I moved to North Carolina, it's been deteriorating at a very fast rate.

In 2008-09, when I first moved here, no one understood a word I said, I talked fast, annoying, and sounded like the Godfather.

In 2009-10, I still had a strong accent, but It started to lose it's accentness. I also started to say traditionally southern speak, like "y'all" (Imagine how bad that plus my NYC Accent sounds together! : "I'm gonna take a wawk down the street in Bawston, any of y'all wanna join?")

Now, since the summer, my accent is still there, but only when I get really mad, or start yelling. And when I say Bawston or Dawg (this might be because of me traveling down the Carolinas all summer)
Traditional Charlestonian, Anishinabe-accented Finlander. (Suomi).
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Old 11-08-2010, 12:55 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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My accent, Jersey all the way:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YqFYDlV-bg
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Old 11-08-2010, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Historic Downtown Jersey City
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My accent, Jersey all the way:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YqFYDlV-bg
That's more of a NYC accent. I've lived in North Jersey for many years, and it's VERY rare that you come across an accent like that (and when you do, it's often a NYC ex-pat).

Also, that accent, or really anything even close to it, is extinct west of the Hudson River in the generations younger than age 40.
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Old 11-08-2010, 01:42 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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That's more of a NYC accent. I've lived in North Jersey for many years, and it's VERY rare that you come across an accent like that (and when you do, it's often a NYC ex-pat).

Also, that accent, or really anything even close to it, is extinct west of the Hudson River in the generations younger than age 40.
You must not live in an Italian neighborhood. Your statements are complete fiction, and BTW that is a NJ accent.
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Old 11-08-2010, 01:55 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I've lived in Northern NJ almost all my life, and people from out of state are surprised that I don't "tawk like dis". I've heard most often that my accent cannot be distinguished, but on more than one occasion I've been told I sound like I'm from Georgia (?).
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Old 11-08-2010, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Washington, D.C. all day
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My region doesn't really have an accent, so I don't have a clue.
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