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Old 07-28-2013, 08:28 PM
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Southern accents by far!

Old 07-28-2013, 08:31 PM
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Originally Posted by itchy feet View Post
^ the nose and the mouth are closer than you think in relation to one other. You know when you close your nose and your voice sounds weird? It's because your open nose is needed to talk. It is another hole in which the air escapes when you talk. I would assume the nasal sound is caused from tight airways of the nose.

But my vote is the Boston accent, by far.
What sounds are Nasal?

New York , Boston and some southern accents sound nasal to me.
Old 07-28-2013, 09:04 PM
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Strong Southern accents. I don't like Boston accents that much, either, but I'd still prefer them over strong Southern ones.
Old 07-28-2013, 09:28 PM
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Originally Posted by koberaptor View Post
Southern accents by far!
There are many different southern accents and how they speak .The twang or strong Nasal is worse .

Even in house holds it not the same . Take the TV show here comes honey boo boo the mom ,dad and little kid have stronger accents!! And yes some times can be hard to hear!! But the teen girls accents are much weaker.

Also people in state of Georgia and Kentucky when they talk it goes up and down more and louder when they talk . Where in Alabama and Arkansas they don't up talk like in Georgia and Kentucky or talk loud.

Some one saying HOT like it is very Hot Day !! In Georgia and Kentucky the O is up talk very high !! Well in Alabama and Arkansas it no where like that. People in Alabama and Arkansas don't up talk like people in Georgia and Kentucky. The voice modulation does not go high like in Georgia and Kentucky.
Old 07-29-2013, 09:39 AM
Location: Baltimore
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Originally Posted by Mightyqueen801 View Post
I can't think of a specific accent that grates on me EXCEPT a vowel issue that seems to be both southern and midwestern, wherein people pronounce words like "Pin" and "Pen" the same. In other words, they use the short "i" sound in both words and no "eh" sound appears in words like pen.

I even notice this on electronic voices! When I check my email at work, I hear "Inter your ID code." And I hear it in anchorpeople on television talking about "Look for this on the Tin O'clock news."

I wonder how it came to be that so many people lost the short "e" sound.

The Philly/South Jersey accent can be annoying to hear, but that's probably because the person I know who uses it the most is an annoying person, lol.

By the way, OP, I didn't hear any weird sound in the first guy's A in the middle of words, so I suspect it's because that's how we say it here in NJ!
Whoa whoa, I'm from South Jersey And of course, I pronounce water "wooter" and sometimes say "ideer" instead of "idea". Some people here in Baltimore say that I carry the "r" out in certain words like "car".
Old 07-31-2013, 05:24 AM
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