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Old 10-06-2012, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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Brooklyn Accent - YouTube

She was definitely born after 1989. Nice Brooklyn accent.
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Old 10-07-2012, 12:55 PM
 
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I was born in 1992 and my friends and I have a Key West accent, which according to this, Language | Cool Key West, is a mixture between a southern drawl and a Jersey twang.

Also, my cousins born in the late 1990s and early 2000s from South Carolina all have a southern accent too.
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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I was born in 1995 and I have a neutral/Californian accent. I don't think that people born in the 90s or later lose a regional accent completely; however, the regional accent has certainly met a significant decline.
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Old 10-08-2012, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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This is fun. I have been living in the PNW for the past 35 years but I am still Northern. Chicago/Detroit/Cleveland/Buffalo. I am originally from Chicago. I can be a newscaster.
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Old 10-08-2012, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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Also, my cousins born in the late 1990s and early 2000s from South Carolina all have a southern accent too.
Is it the type of southern accent where you can only recognize it in certain words or is it a full blown southern accent where a northeasterner like me has to take hours to decipher it?
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:37 PM
 
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A few accents actually seem stronger like the Northern Cities accent. And in New Zealand the young people have a more distinct accent than the older people who kinda just sound British or Aussie to me. That's what happens when a group of people develop on an island.
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:09 AM
 
Location: Elkins, WV
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Take this test and tell me what result you get.

Quiz - Which American accent do you have? - YouThink.com
My results were.. Neutral

BTW, I was born in 1987...

Which American accent do you have?

My Results:


Neutral You`re not Northern, Southern, or Western, you`re just plain -American-. Your national identity is more important than your local identity, because you don`t really have a local identity. You might be from the region in that map, which is defined by this kind of accent, but you could easily not be. Or maybe you just moved around a lot growing up.
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:59 AM
 
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I hear people around my age with Philly accents all the time. Youse, cawfee, tawk, wit, shtreet, I hear it all. I think its like that with other northeastern accents too if I'm not mistaken.
Upstate NY is like that, but not cawfree/tawk.

Youse, wit, shtreet, and im sure you also use D instead of TH.... so dem, dose, deese, dat, instead of them, those, these, that, etc.
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:02 AM
 
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Utica, NY.

Which American accent do you have?

My Results:


Northern
You have a Northern accent. That could either be the Chicago/Detroit/Cleveland/Buffalo accent (easily recognizable) or the Western New England accent that news networks go for.


Correct. Not just Chicago/Detroit/Cleveland/Buffalo, but Rochester, Syracuse and Utica are included in that accent, and Albany to an extent.
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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A lot of people don't have regional accents in high school and college but it somewhat develops after they get out of educational institutions. That's why the people that generally don't have them are college aged while you notice it more with people over age 22.

Considering most people on this board fall into the 18-24 age range, most of you guys probably won't notice the accents with your age group, even in the South.
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