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Old 03-22-2012, 06:07 PM
 
Location: West Tennessee
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I know?
She wanted to get the hell out of Fisk, lol
So now we know who "Reconsider Me" was about! lol
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Old 03-22-2012, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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So now we know who "Reconsider Me" was about! lol
I've asked her about that 1000 times, she will never answer.
I always thought so.....
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Old 03-22-2012, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Center of the universe
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Anywhere that has a substantial African American population. The huge African American migrations from Southern states to the Northeast, Midwest and West between 1920 and 1970 transformed this country. I would say Chicago, Philadelphia, Detroit, New York, and Los Angeles are the most "Southern" non-Southern cities in the USA.
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Old 03-23-2012, 04:31 AM
 
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I wasn't referring to anyone in the videos being disingenuous, and I believe you know that.
I was referring to you.
I made reference to the youtube accent tag vids, looks like you ignored it.
Look what I found;


Accent Tag: Atlanta Accent - YouTube


Accent Challenge: Atlanta Edition - YouTube
This gal is cute, lol


The Accent Tag: Georgia Style - YouTube
Amongst blacks, most accents are fairly uniform across the country. People in Chicago sound southern, as do people in Detroit, considering that most blacks were from the south.

I'm mainly talking about the white population, which is more in line with what I'm talking about.
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Old 03-23-2012, 10:29 AM
 
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Amongst blacks, most accents are fairly uniform across the country. People in Chicago sound southern, as do people in Detroit, considering that most blacks were from the south.

I'm mainly talking about the white population, which is more in line with what I'm talking about.
This is so true even though a lot of people from those cities don't seem to get it. I'm often surprised at how not only people from Chicago talking just like small town and rural southern blacks, but surprisingly they also often seem to lack "urbanity" or "urban sophistication" I guess you could say, as well.
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Old 03-23-2012, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Somewhere extremely awesome
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Some do take voice lessons, but Ryan Seacrest never did. We're close to the same age, and I remember him on Star 94 when he was only like 17 or 18 years of age. Star 94 is a Top-40 format station in Atlanta. He sounds pretty much the same way today that he sounded then. Thus, I really doubt he had lessons. Seacrest grew up in Dunwoody, Georgia. I'm telling you that it is not uncommon for many young adults and youth in the region to have either a light southern accent or none at all.

Ty Pennington may have had lessons, but who knows.

Zac Brown hasn't had lessons. The guy worked small clubs for many, many years. He sounds much the same as he always has. He sounds like he has a light southern accent.

Jason Aldean and Billy Currington have obvious southern accents, typical to their areas of the state.

Alex Kendrick is a director of Christian films, based out of his home church, Sherwood Baptist, in Albany, Georgia. Kendrick grew up in Atlanta suburb, Smyrna, I believe. He's been instrumental in the production of the films "Fly Wheel", "Facing the Giants", "Fireproof", and "Courageous". He hasn't had voice lessons. He has a typical southern accent of modern times.

Most people in the Atlanta area have southern accents, but I'd say only around sixty percent of the population. Amongst the youth, only around forty to fifty percent do, and most have a light accent. I don't celebrate this, but it is reality. However, if you leave the metro Atlanta core, you do hear obvious southern accents even in the youth, much typical to the Dexter, MO clip.

That said, most of the accents you hear aren't the strong drawl that was stereotypical of the region some fifty years ago. The strong drawl only seems to be typical in a high percentage in older adults (over 50).
I honestly don't hear that much of a difference between Zac Brown and the Jason Aldean/Billy Currington set, outside of the fact that Currington seems to have a few coastal influences. Even with the kids in the "Not So News" clip, they don't have a heavy twang or anything, but it sounds like they have Southern features.

Remember - it's not just the twang that makes an accent Southern - it's specific vowel shapes, lengths of vowel sounds, and that kind of thing. If I put a "twang" in my voice, I would still sound like I'm from the Great Lakes area. In fact, some people from rural areas have that "twang" but they obviously don't sound Southern.
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Old 03-23-2012, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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I honestly don't hear that much of a difference between Zac Brown and the Jason Aldean/Billy Currington set, outside of the fact that Currington seems to have a few coastal influences. Even with the kids in the "Not So News" clip, they don't have a heavy twang or anything, but it sounds like they have Southern features.

Remember - it's not just the twang that makes an accent Southern
- it's specific vowel shapes, lengths of vowel sounds, and that kind of thing. If I put a "twang" in my voice, I would still sound like I'm from the Great Lakes area. In fact, some people from rural areas have that "twang" but they obviously don't sound Southern.
There are quite a few folks that have commented on this thread that dont seem to be able to discern the difference between a twang and a southern accent, even with auditory aids.
Very good point.
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Old 03-23-2012, 03:20 PM
 
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I honestly don't hear that much of a difference between Zac Brown and the Jason Aldean/Billy Currington set, outside of the fact that Currington seems to have a few coastal influences.
Obviously, Zac Brown has a southern accent. That's not been my point. My point is that like most southerners, he doesn't have a heavy drawl, something that is more common in today's time, and that his voice isn't much more southern than some of the Missouri videos posted.

Jason Aldean and Billy Currington do have stronger southern speech, so I don't get your point. An accent is not the words one uses, rather it relates to the tone, vowels are a distant second.

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Even with the kids in the "Not So News" clip, they don't have a heavy twang or anything, but it sounds like they have Southern features.
If they do, it's very, very mild. Please point out where they have "southern features"? It's hard to discern much of anything southern about their speech.

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Remember - it's not just the twang that makes an accent Southern - it's specific vowel shapes, lengths of vowel sounds, and that kind of thing. If I put a "twang" in my voice, I would still sound like I'm from the Great Lakes area. In fact, some people from rural areas have that "twang" but they obviously don't sound Southern.
It depends on the type of twang. Canadians and people from the upper midwest have a sort of twang, but it isn't obviously southern twang. I have a discerning ear and hear southern speech when I hear it.
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Old 03-23-2012, 03:52 PM
 
Location: IN
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Southern Indiana.
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Old 03-23-2012, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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Southern Indiana.
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