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Old 01-06-2013, 02:58 AM
Location: Valdez, Alaska
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Originally Posted by sweat209 View Post
What words . I don't hear it.
Do you not hear the way she says "route?" That's some serious southernness right there! That's not the only example of course, but it's pretty obvious. She overall has a mild accent, but it's more noticeable in certain words. Not everyone in the South sounds like they're auditioning for a guest role on Hee-Haw, anyways. Lots of folks just naturally have mild accents, which isn't anything new.
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Old 01-06-2013, 03:00 AM
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Originally Posted by ThreeSides View Post
Perhaps my ears are more discerning than yours. In fact, I'd argue that the first young lady is attempting to tone her accent down. That said, I'm not going to listen to them speak again to give you specific examples.
Could be but it also could be that I have listen to lot of accents in US even southern accents so got use to that .If you some one from north east part of US I can understand those videos may sound strange to you has the north east part of the US speak really fast with no drawl.It may be the drawl and slower talking in those videos that sound strange to you .
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Old 08-21-2015, 10:09 PM
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This topic struck me the other day while watching Jimmy Carter give his own press conference about his cancer diagnosis and treatment. Here's a man who is more "international" than most; he's spoken to people the world over for 40 years but has always maintained that Plains, Georgia, accent. It has never changed.

I think in his case, it's less of a choice (this man has too many other important things on his mind)! than a deep connection to his home. What do you make of his accent?

(I'm sure everyone knows how he speaks, but this is just for reference, especially around 4:00, when he talks about his home, family):

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Old 09-25-2015, 03:18 PM
Location: Oklahoma City
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Question I've wondered this too

I've been wondering this myself. I have a coworker from Vietnam who has lived here for almost 40 yrs, but she doesn't sound like that to me. The way she speak and says English words sounds like she's only been speaking English for a month. Why? Well I found this article below for a great answer:

[url=http://www.wired.com/2014/09/whats-up-with-losing-accents/]What's Up With That: Why It's So Hard to Lose an Accent | WIRED[/url]

Happy reading
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