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Old 12-28-2012, 07:35 PM
 
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I mentioned on another thread that--despite being from California--I guess I speak in a Southern accent. Or at least that's what everyone tells me! So I've always been interested in these accents.

Anyone have any favorites? By state, region, or even by person?

Celebrity-wise, two that I love listening to are Lauren Alaina (from Georgia) and Polly Lou Livingston (from Texas).
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:43 PM
 
Location: NYC
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It makes me happy to hear from someone who likes southern accents! I love them (granted, I'm originally from the south) and I know some others who do, but many people don't.

I have a Kentucky accent, and sadly mine isn't what you'd call "pretty." It's a little on the White Trash side. LOL! I like it, though.

I love the Tennessee accent (mine is similar to this, but not quite as nice). I also like a lot of Alabaman and Georgian accents.
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Rome, Georgia
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Been around the accent my whole life, but also have spent some time away from it and gotten some outside perspective on it (and mine). I've been told that I have a moderate Appalachian accent (North Georgia).

My favorite southern accent is that old aristocratic "Virginia" sounding accent that you don't hear much anymore, but I also love the Northwest Georgia drawl. It's less twangy and more fluid, almost a musical speech pattern.

I don't as much care for the twangy, nasally Texas style accent, or the more trashy, " I smoke 3 packs a day" accent either. Just like anywhere else, the accents are largely based on class or caste, even in close proximity.

Wow! Randomly looking up the NW Georgia accent, I just found someone I know mid-post! I was going to post some links, so here is my friend. I suppose I would have a similar, but maybe less pronounced version of the same. Wait till I tell her about this!


Video10.wmv - YouTube
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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My SW Alabama accent is similar. ^

I've never thought much about saying "tinny shoes", LOL. I guess it could sound funny to someone not from around here.
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:43 PM
 
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My favorite southern accent is that old aristocratic "Virginia" sounding accent that you don't hear much anymore.
I've always wanted to hear this one. Anyone have any videos or movies to watch that feature it?
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:49 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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I've always wanted to hear this one. Anyone have any videos or movies to watch that feature it?
Here's one of the better examples available on youtube:

TV spokesman with Tidewater accent - YouTube

Less "aristocratic" but very much Tidewater still:

Discussion with random elderly guy in Norfolk about the history of the Ocean View area - YouTube
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Old 12-29-2012, 06:30 AM
 
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Designing Women with Henry Cho-Airplane scene - YouTube
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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Dot Moore had what I consider an "old Mobile" accent. She was a popular local journalist back in the day.


Uncle Henry Show with Dot Moore, Part Two - YouTube
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:11 AM
 
Location: NC
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Louisiana is by far my favorite.
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:23 AM
 
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Thanks for the videos, guys! Keep 'em coming.

Also, how about this woman (the blonde)? Her accent is fake, of course, seeing as she's voiced by Nasim Pedrad of SNL. But I've been trying to figure out if Nasim was trying to sound like any particular dialect or not. What do you guys think?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNPNuiMlp0Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9c1I0Sz4Nks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOz-ugIHhSs
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