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Old 04-12-2012, 09:27 PM
 
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Took the test with just saying the the words (not in sentences) it said - Western

Took the test again and used the words in sentences it said - Neutral

I am from South...but guess I don't sound like that.
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:33 PM
 
Location: plano
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Do all Americans born in 1990 or later speak the Californian way or are regional accents still strong/present in the younger generation?
I disagree on two counts. It started in 1995 not 1990 and the accent is distinctly nebraska not california....
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:16 AM
 
Location: MichOhioigan
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That's what I don't get. They all rhyme! Do you pronounce the "l" or something?
I guess I would say I pronounce "stock" and "clock" as "st-ah-k" and "cl-ah-k". I pronounce "stalk" and "chalk" as "st-aw-k" and ch-aw-k.
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Old 04-13-2012, 08:10 AM
 
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Yeah alot of people pronounce the L's in words like Chalk.
Well, that's just weird.
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Old 04-13-2012, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Somerville, MA
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Do all Americans born in 1990 or later speak the Californian way or are regional accents still strong/present in the younger generation?
No, 1989 was the cutoff date. We all speak the same way now
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Old 04-13-2012, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Somerville, MA
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Well, that's just weird.
Weird pronunciations? In Rhode Island, the letter "H" is often pronounced as a "Y." For example, you often hear people say "Huge" as "Youdge." Pretty quirky.
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Old 04-13-2012, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Virgin Islands
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Anyone who watches Toddlers and Tiarras knows that those little girls in Mississippi and Georgia ect. Have some REALLY strong southern accents.
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Old 04-13-2012, 09:15 AM
 
Location: West Tennessee
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So the conclusion is that yes regional accents still exist with people born after 1989.
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Old 04-13-2012, 09:19 AM
 
Location: IN
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How did the California accent diffuse so quickly across the US for younger speakers?
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Old 04-13-2012, 09:22 AM
 
Location: West Tennessee
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How did the California accent diffuse so quickly across the US for younger speakers?
I'm sure the media was most of it. I never have watched a whole lot of TV so I didn't know what the whole California accent was all about until I went to high school and met a few people from out there. Using the word "like" multiple times in a sentence gets very annoying honestly.
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