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Old 06-26-2012, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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That map puts Tulsa and OKC in the midland accent catagory, same as KC!

Um...no. Definitely wrong.
You're rebutting with no proof of your own?
Really?
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Old 06-26-2012, 05:18 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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You're rebutting with no proof of your own?
Really?
Proof? Would you like a recording?

I lived in Tulsa for 8 years, and have spent time in OKC and KC. Tulsa and OKC have a distinct southern drawl that KC simply doesn't. To say they have the same regional accent is a conclusion one might draw from looking at a map, not from having heard the accents.
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Old 06-26-2012, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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Proof? Would you like a recording?

I lived in Tulsa for 8 years, and have spent time in OKC and KC. Tulsa and OKC have a distinct southern drawl that KC simply doesn't. To say they have the same regional accent is a conclusion one might draw from looking at a map, not from having heard the accents.
Um.....I was speaking of a linguistic map.
Or perhaps your dissertation when you got your PhD in regional dialects would work in lieu of said map.
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Old 06-26-2012, 06:54 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Um.....I was speaking of a linguistic map.
Or perhaps your dissertation when you got your PhD in regional dialects would work in lieu of said map.
Oh, I'm sorry. I coulda swore you said...

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This is an excellent map of regional accents.
I may not have a PhD, but I do believe linguistics encompass quite a bit more than "regional accents".

Anywho, you don't need a doctorate to hear the difference in the way people speak. Especially if you've lived in said region for years.
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Old 06-26-2012, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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Oh, I'm sorry. I coulda swore you said...



I may not have a PhD, but I do believe linguistics encompass quite a bit more than "regional accents".

Anywho, you don't need a doctorate to hear the difference in the way people speak. Especially if you've lived in said region for years.
Seeing as how the map was made by experts, I do believe I will go with their opinion over yours.
Feel free to start your own thread, but dont hijack this one.
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Old 06-26-2012, 08:13 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Lol. Sure, point out your contradiction and suddenly it's "don't hijack the thread." Lol.

You keep on believing that incorrect map, and I'll keep on believing my own ears.

Oh, and yes the two op groups seem similar. I have no experience with either, but must stay on topic NOW...
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Old 06-26-2012, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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Lol. Sure, point out your contradiction and suddenly it's "don't hijack the thread." Lol.

You keep on believing that incorrect map, and I'll keep on believing my own ears.

Oh, and yes the two op groups seem similar. I have no experience with either, but must stay on topic NOW...
Sorry, dear, but there was no contradiction.
I asked you to post up a better map, which you have not done, soooooo......
You must be trawling for lulz, or you cant find a better one.
One thing we do agree on, you dont have any experience with any of the regional dialects in the Ozarks.
But hey, dont let that stop you.
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Old 06-27-2012, 06:50 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Sorry, dear, but there was no contradiction.
I asked you to post up a better map, which you have not done, soooooo......
You must be trawling for lulz, or you cant find a better one.
One thing we do agree on, you dont have any experience with any of the regional dialects in the Ozarks.
But hey, dont let that stop you.
Huh? When did you ask me to provide a better map? You said it was an excellent map of regional accents, and then said it was a linguistic map. If I'm wrong or misunderstanding you, please explain using logic and not snark.

Look, all I originally "stopped by" to say was that, having lived in the area in question, I know that the accents in OKC and Tulsa are simply not the same as KC. You seemed to take this personally and responded in an insulting manner. And now, here we are.

You are right, this is not on topic, so my apologies to the OP for playing along.
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Old 06-27-2012, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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Look, all I originally "stopped by" to say was that, having lived in the area in question, I know that the accents in OKC and Tulsa are simply not the same as KC.
You are right, this is not on topic, so my apologies to the OP for playing along.
Yep, you're right, this is off-topic.
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Old 06-27-2012, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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As far as I know, most of the dialect maps like this are drawn to show the furthest extent to which you will find native-born speakers of a particular dialect. They may be an actual minority when you reach the edge of a particular dialect region, but that is how they are drawn, as far as I understand it.
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