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Old 09-17-2012, 04:09 AM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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Lol ok ok I get it.

 
Old 09-17-2012, 03:12 PM
 
Location: USA
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Originally Posted by GunnerTHB View Post
lmao. You do realize that really the only rural dialect influenced by blacks would be the lowland south right? And yet there are rednecks all over this country. A redneck in Minnesota doesn't have any black influence in his speech, neither does a redneck from Wyoming or New York or Maine or eastern Tennessee.

lol i'm talking about southern rednecks. there are blacks all around, and northern rednecks
are mostly country westerners. there is way more standard english speaking in the north,
so they don't have to try so hard to be redneck on purpose, unless they moved from the
south and carried the culture with them and brushed it off on their kids born up north.
 
Old 09-17-2012, 04:07 PM
 
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rednecks..they try to deny their black
influences too much.
I think you're a bit lost. What rednecks and blacks have in common is the Southern origin of their accents. If, according to your theory, rednecks overdo their accent wouldn't they be up-playing their supposed "blackness" instead of downplaying it?
 
Old 09-17-2012, 05:16 PM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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The southern Californian valley girl accent is up there, but the one to take the cake is definitely the inner city/ghetto accent, the language of Shakespeare and T.S. Elliot reduced to monosyllabic grunts.
There's no such thing.
 
Old 09-17-2012, 10:56 PM
 
Location: West Tennessee
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lol i'm talking about southern rednecks. there are blacks all around, and northern rednecks
are mostly country westerners. there is way more standard english speaking in the north,
so they don't have to try so hard to be redneck on purpose, unless they moved from the
south and carried the culture with them and brushed it off on their kids born up north.
Well as someone who you would probably consider to be a "southern redneck", I can tell you that I couldn't care less if my accent is influenced by blacks or not. My family has always spoke what would probably be closest to southern Appalachian English, which is influenced by the Scotch-Irish and Welsh settlers to the area.
 
Old 09-18-2012, 04:27 PM
 
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northeast
 
Old 09-18-2012, 04:49 PM
 
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There's no such thing.


Near every language has inner city dialects. Especially American English. And they are all revolting in their butchery and disregard of the grammar and aesthetics of the host language.
 
Old 09-18-2012, 09:29 PM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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Near every language has inner city dialects. Especially American English. And they are all revolting in their butchery and disregard of the grammar and aesthetics of the host language.
Your exact words were "the inner city/ghetto accent". What I'm saying is that it doesn't exist. There is no one accent shared between the inner city of every American town. Blacks from Detroit don't sound like blacks from Los Angeles, and neither of them sound like blacks from Atlanta.

What you're referring to is AAVE.
 
Old 09-19-2012, 12:02 PM
 
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i think that that southern accents and the valley girl accent(i'm a californian by the way) are the most annoying.
 
Old 09-19-2012, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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i think that that southern accents and the valley girl accent(i'm a californian by the way) are the most annoying.
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