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Old 04-05-2012, 01:25 PM
 
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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?
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Old 04-05-2012, 01:48 PM
 
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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?
Yes and No. I think that accents are strongly divided by race and by socio-economic status. More likely than not if you have a younger person who is upper middle class (or upper class) they are not going to have an accent but instead sound more like the typical "valley girl" accent that you make reference to. Working class, or blue collar people tend to have the regional accent (including younger people), and of course ethnic people tend to have accents that coincide with their racial identity.

At least this has been my experience.

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Old 04-05-2012, 01:54 PM
 
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Yes and No. I think that accents are strongly divided by race and by socio-economic status. More likely than not if you have a younger person who is upper middle class (or upper class) they are not going to have an accent but instead sound more like the typical "valley girl" accent that you make reference to. Working class, or blue collar people tend to have the regional accent (including younger people), and of course ethnic people tend to have accents that coincide with their racial identity.

At least this has been my experience.

20yrsinBranson

So like will the lower-class teenagers today still speak with Southern twangs, Yooper accents, pahk cars, etc?
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Old 04-05-2012, 02:27 PM
 
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Old 04-05-2012, 02:40 PM
 
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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?

All you have to do is ask a person born the in South how they would address a group of people.

That's your answer.


"Y'all think thats right?"
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Old 04-05-2012, 02:40 PM
 
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I was born in 1990 and I have no regional accent.
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Old 04-05-2012, 02:54 PM
 
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I was born in 1990 and I have no regional accent.

Take this test and tell me what result you get.

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Old 04-05-2012, 02:57 PM
 
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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 to the California way since General American english comes from Midland which is originally from the Delaware Valley. As far as losing the regional accents go the answer to that is both yes and no.
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Old 04-05-2012, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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I was born in 1990 and I do have a small local accent and do use a lot of local words in regular conversation. I never use those words however in formal conversation.
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Old 04-05-2012, 03:55 PM
 
Location: West Tennessee
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I was born in 1990 and I have no regional accent.
I was born in 1990 and I do have a regional accent. lol

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Take this test and tell me what result you get.

Quiz - Which American accent do you have? - YouThink.com
Pretty neat test.
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