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Old 10-19-2007, 03:03 AM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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In what states have you heard accents that you wouldnt think had accents and what kind are they?such as sometimes I hear people in Eastern New Mexico talk with a slight texas accent in some words and people in Northern New Mexico have a distinct spanish accent that others in New Mexico dont have.

What kind of accent is Oklahomas, is it an oklahoma accent or do they pick it up from the texans.
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Old 10-19-2007, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Omaha, Ne
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In what states have you heard accents that you wouldnt think had accents and what kind are they?such as sometimes I hear people in Eastern New Mexico talk with a slight texas accent in some words and people in Northern New Mexico have a distinct spanish accent that others in New Mexico dont have.

What kind of accent is Oklahomas, is it an oklahoma accent or do they pick it up from the texans.
Oklahomas is I think similar to Texas....maybe a bit more mild though. It's definitely country.
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Old 10-19-2007, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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People claim that those here in Northeastern Pennsylvania have an accent, even though I've never noticed it. I do notice a lot of muted NY and NJ accents, but that is only because we're becoming a "mutt" area for a wide range of NYC commuters. As far as the lifelong natives are concerned, I just don't hear it.
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Old 10-19-2007, 08:19 AM
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Every state has an accent, most likely multiple accents. The only people who do not have accents are people who are mute.
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Old 10-19-2007, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Boston Metrowest (via the Philly area)
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People claim that those here in Northeastern Pennsylvania have an accent, even though I've never noticed it. I do notice a lot of muted NY and NJ accents, but that is only because we're becoming a "mutt" area for a wide range of NYC commuters. As far as the lifelong natives are concerned, I just don't hear it.
There's definitely a NEPA accent. It's almost mid-western sounding, but there's a little twang to it.
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Old 10-19-2007, 10:03 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Oklahomas is I think similar to Texas....maybe a bit more mild though. It's definitely country.
I think Oklahomans and Texans would vehemently disagree with the fact they sound like each other!!
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Old 10-19-2007, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Live in VA, Work in MD, Play in DC
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I think Oklahomans and Texans would vehemently disagree with the fact they sound like each other!!
I thought the Oklahoma and Texas rivalry was a college football thing, between the Sooners and the Longhorns.

Do they dislike each other outside of football as well?
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Old 10-19-2007, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Omaha, Ne
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I think Oklahomans and Texans would vehemently disagree with the fact they sound like each other!!

Well....I think they do.
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Old 10-19-2007, 10:42 AM
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I can't tell the difference between someone from Oklahoma and Texas. Perhaps I have a tin ear but they sound alike to me.

But then again, I don't regularly speak with people from either of those states, if I did, then perhaps I'd be able to make that distinction.
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Old 10-19-2007, 11:30 AM
 
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I think there was a linguistic study on this very topic. I remember the Pacific Northwest (Washington and Oregon) being the only states in the union with no determinable accent.
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