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Old 01-01-2013, 01:49 PM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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Can you elaborate ?
Tara Thornton sounds absolutely nothing like a typical black woman from Louisiana. Many of the other characters' accents and general portrayal of southerners are pretty corny as well.
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Old 01-01-2013, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Everybody that I know from Louisiana HATES how they talk on True Blood.
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:11 PM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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Everybody that I know from Louisiana HATES how they talk on True Blood.
Honestly, I've never heard a southern black accent accurately portrayed by any actor who wasn't actually from the south. In fact, they always butcher it.
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:54 PM
 
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Everybody that I know from Louisiana HATES how they talk on True Blood.
Is the accent over done or does it sound like it from other state?
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:37 PM
 
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Here are some more southern accents.


Life in the Appalachian. Note the accents are really weak than the other video of the Appalachian posted here.


American Hollow (4/10) - YouTube

Weak accent.


Tennessee accent.AVI - YouTube

Very strong accent

Annie Potts - YouTube
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Boca
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Upper South/Lower Midland accents (i.e., the regional accents that can be found in Kentucky, southern Indiana, southern Missouri, Oklahoma, etc.)
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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I love the East Texas accent:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntPVAmJytUo

Really cute Texas couple (interracial) discussing their different native Texan accents:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqIoF3eIheo
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:52 AM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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I love the East Texas accent:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntPVAmJytUo

Really cute Texas couple (interracial) discussing their different native Texan accents:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqIoF3eIheo
I didn't watch the whole video, but did they say where in the state they're from? He seems to have an accent, but her not so much.
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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I didn't watch the whole video, but did they say where in the state they're from? He seems to have an accent, but her not so much.
I believe the info under the video states they are both from Texas.
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:35 PM
 
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Question: is there a state or region you guys associate with "Southern belle" accents?

My friend wants me to play one in a web series he's doing. It's no big deal but I'm a perfectionist and would like to make it sound accurate if I can.

Videos would be helpful so I can hear the difference too.
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