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Old 04-12-2012, 03:52 PM
 
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Interesting. I got Western and I was born and raised in Eastern Nebraska. The results said to sound more neutral, I need to learn how to say "stock" and "stalk" differently. How do others say those words???
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Old 04-12-2012, 04:04 PM
 
Location: MichOhioigan
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Interesting. I got Western and I was born and raised in Eastern Nebraska. The results said to sound more neutral, I need to learn how to say "stock" and "stalk" differently. How do others say those words???
I say "stock" like clock, rock, knock.
I say "stalk" like chalk, walk.
I am originally from Ohio but have lived in Michigan for over twenty years.
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Old 04-12-2012, 04:37 PM
 
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I say "stock" like clock, rock, knock.
I say "stalk" like chalk, walk.
I am originally from Ohio but have lived in Michigan for over twenty years.
I say them all the same. LOL
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Old 04-12-2012, 04:39 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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I wish they didn't. Whenever I hear someone with a thick southern accent or northeastern accent it is just so hard for me to take them serious. Thankfully the more educated of both regions drop their improper speech.
So you have never meet an educated person with an accent. You want them to throw thier culture out the window just so they can have this educated appearance. Most people with accents I know usually try to tone down thier accent win their in important conversations but I would never want someone to not talk that way. All I'm saying is dont judge a book by its cover. Ya heard me.
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Old 04-12-2012, 05:03 PM
 
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So you have never meet an educated person with an accent. You want them to throw thier culture out the window just so they can have this educated appearance. Most people with accents I know usually try to tone down thier accent win their in important conversations but I would never want someone to not talk that way. All I'm saying is dont judge a book by its cover. Ya heard me.
I judge many books by their covers. If they tone it down in formal settings then I am cool with it. On a date? At work? No thanks. Unless if you are an immigrant from another country I expect some elegance out of someone's speech.
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Old 04-12-2012, 05:06 PM
 
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Interesting. I got Western and I was born and raised in Eastern Nebraska. The results said to sound more neutral, I need to learn how to say "stock" and "stalk" differently. How do others say those words???
Hehe. I say them differently. I need to take the test to find out my accent. I was raised on the west coast of Florida so I would guess my accent is rather neutral.

For me, stock rhymes with sock and stalk rhymes with chalk.
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Old 04-12-2012, 08:16 PM
 
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Hehe. I say them differently. I need to take the test to find out my accent. I was raised on the west coast of Florida so I would guess my accent is rather neutral.

For me, stock rhymes with sock and stalk rhymes with chalk.
That's what I don't get. They all rhyme! Do you pronounce the "l" or something?
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Old 04-12-2012, 08:35 PM
 
Location: West Tennessee
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That's what I don't get. They all rhyme! Do you pronounce the "l" or something?
Yeah alot of people pronounce the L's in words like Chalk.
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Old 04-12-2012, 08:58 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Speaking as a tourist:

I did notice some young people having accents in the South. But most were pretty mild. In country areas I met some teenagers with strong accents (rural MS, rural TN). I didn't get to hear enough in NY or Boston, but met some young people in their 20s who had the NY/Boston accents.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVvagfTeBPc

When I was in DC I heard some SUPER STRONG accents from kids/teens. Well one family in particular. Seriously, it was like a TV show or something.
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:06 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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I did that test for fun, even though I'm Aussie, and I got Philadelphia. My accent disagrees with almost every feature of the General American 'Californian' accent.
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