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Old 09-29-2013, 05:52 PM
 
Location: The Land of Reason
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The dc aa accent is my fave, i love to hear black women from dc talk
I have alot family in D.C and they tease me for "sounding like a whiteboy" and half of the time I have no clue as to what they are saying A perfect example happened when I came down and wanted to see a cousin name Karen which they proudly pronouce as Karn (Car in). It took twenty minutes to realize that we were talking about the same person
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Old 09-29-2013, 08:45 PM
 
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There is even a difference between Blacks from Philly and the ones from Pittsburgh and they are in the same state!
Of course they are very different. PA is not a small state. Philly and Pittsburgh are far from each other and they are practically in different regions of the country.
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Old 09-29-2013, 09:53 PM
 
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Of course they are very different. PA is not a small state. Philly and Pittsburgh are far from each other and they are practically in different regions of the country.
I just always considered it to be amusing when people from philly call the pittsburghers "country" based on the way that they talk
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Old 09-30-2013, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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There is even a difference between Blacks from Philly and the ones from Pittsburgh and they are in the same state!
Same can be said in Texas. Blacks on Dallas have a much different accent from Blacks in Houston.
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Old 09-30-2013, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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Same can be said in Texas. Blacks on Dallas have a much different accent from Blacks in Houston.
Most people outside of Texas would not be able to tell the difference. It's not as easily distinguishable as the Philly and Pittsburgh accents. The Houston And Dallas example is not that comparable to the PA cities. A better example would be the "Black NYC dialect" and the "Black Buffalo, NY dialect".
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Old 09-30-2013, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Hollywood, CA
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Most people outside of Texas would not be able to tell the difference. It's not as easily distinguishable as the Philly and Pittsburgh accents. The Houston And Dallas example is not that comparable to the PA cities. A better example would be the "Black NYC dialect" and the "Black Buffalo, NY dialect".
Co-sign. Blacks in Dallas and Houston overall sound Southern and similar to each other. The Black Buffalo accent is actually the closest to the White accent in the Great Lakes cities. Buffalo sounds way closer to Cleveland than NYC.
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Old 09-30-2013, 04:05 PM
 
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Most people outside of Texas would not be able to tell the difference. It's not as easily distinguishable as the Philly and Pittsburgh accents. The Houston And Dallas example is not that comparable to the PA cities. A better example would be the "Black NYC dialect" and the "Black Buffalo, NY dialect".
Not the point. He said there is a difference between Blacks in Philly and Blacks in Pittsburgh and they're in the same state and that is very much the truth for Blacks in Houston and Blacks in Dallas in Texas. Blacks in Dallas sound similar to Arkansas/Northern Louisiana/Memphis/Northern Mississippi with a slight hint of St. Louis in there. Houston has their own unique sound that's not quite like the rest of the state.
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Old 09-30-2013, 04:16 PM
 
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Not the point. He said there is a difference between Blacks in Philly and Blacks in Pittsburgh and they're in the same state and that is very much the truth for Blacks in Houston and Blacks in Dallas in Texas. Blacks in Dallas sound similar to Arkansas/Northern Louisiana/Memphis/Northern Mississippi with a slight hint of St. Louis in there. Houston has their own unique sound that's not quite like the rest of the state.

Makes me wonder in general what the most different accents are by major cities in states

3 that jump to mind are NYC and Buffalo, Philly and Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Cinci

Not sure is KCMO and St Louis are a lot different - this is my own ignorance I suppose

On Houston and DFW - I guess there may be but they dont seem dramatic

Maybe Jax and Miami as well?

NJ is interestingas a state as the accent change fairly dramatically almost instantly when passing the NY versus Philly influences in the state
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Old 09-30-2013, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Makes me wonder in general what the most different accents are by major cities in states

3 that jump to mind are NYC and Buffalo, Philly and Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Cinci

Not sure is KCMO and St Louis are a lot different - this is my own ignorance I suppose

On Houston and DFW - I guess there may be but they dont seem dramatic

Maybe Jax and Miami as well?

NJ is interestingas a state as the accent change fairly dramatically almost instantly when passing the NY versus Philly influences in the state
With NYC and Buffalo. NYC has their own thing going. Buffalo's is different because of the region it's closer too with Canada and Midwest. Same exact thing with Houston and Dallas. Houston has their own thing but Dallas being closer to the Upland South as well as the great plains Midwest has more in common with them in dialect than they do with the city within their own state.

You're not going to to here people say hir for here in Houston just like you're not going to hear people say dine for down in Dallas.
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Old 09-30-2013, 04:21 PM
 
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Most people outside of Texas would not be able to tell the difference. It's not as easily distinguishable as the Philly and Pittsburgh accents. The Houston And Dallas example is not that comparable to the PA cities. A better example would be the "Black NYC dialect" and the "Black Buffalo, NY dialect".
good point!
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