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View Poll Results: Southernmost northeastern state
New Jersey 29 23.58%
Pennsylvania 14 11.38%
Delaware 7 5.69%
Maryland 45 36.59%
West Virginia 11 8.94%
Virginia 17 13.82%
Voters: 123. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-29-2014, 11:10 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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I wonder how Beanie Sigel would pronounce Maryland. Probably not Murlind, I don't believe. That said, I think his accent is a good example of a transitional Northeast accent. He and Jay-Z pronounce a lot of words similarly but Beanie's is a bit more Mid-Atlantic rather than the traditional Northeastern associated with Jay and the other NYC acts.
I met 3 people from Philly today, all were black, they didn't know each other, and they all said "Murlin." I don't know if anyone in Philly notices, but Meek Mill sounds like he's from Baltimore when he raps.
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Old 08-29-2014, 11:32 PM
 
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I met 3 people from Philly today, all were black, they didn't know each other, and they all said "Murlin." I don't know if anyone in Philly notices, but Meek Mill sounds like he's from Baltimore when he raps.
Really? I am not saying I don't believe you. I'm just saying I have heard Philly people say it either Maralind or Mawalind (the latter being the more Northeast sounding). But, I'm gonna search Beanie's songs and see if he makes any mention of the state. Then again here in Chicago some of us say Chicawgo and some say it Chicahgo.
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Old 08-29-2014, 11:45 PM
 
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Really? I am not saying I don't believe you. I'm just saying I have heard Philly people say it either Maralind or Mawalind (the latter being the more Northeast sounding). But, I'm gonna search Beanie's songs and see if he makes any mention of the state. Then again here in Chicago some of us say Chicawgo and some say it Chicahgo.
Believe me, Im from and live in Philly and I just asked 4 my of friends (that are black) to say Maryland and they 3 of them said Maralind and one of them said Mawalind and I personally say Mawalind. Like I said before the overwhelmingly majority native black Philadelphians pronounce Maryland as "Maralind" or "Mawalind".
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Old 08-29-2014, 11:53 PM
 
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Believe me, Im from and live in Philly and I just asked 4 my of friends (that are black) to say Maryland and they 3 of them said Maralind and one of them said Mawalind and I personally say Mawalind. Like I said before the overwhelmingly majority native black Philadelphians pronounce Maryland as "Maralind" or "Mawalind".
Southerners outside of MD and DC pronounce Maryland correctly. My GF, who's from Georgia, pronounces it Maryland. "murlin" is a mid-atlantic thing it seems; I pronounce it "Maralind."
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Old 08-30-2014, 01:23 AM
 
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Southerners outside of MD and DC pronounce Maryland correctly. My GF, who's from Georgia, pronounces it Maryland. "murlin" is a mid-atlantic thing it seems; I pronounce it "Maralind."
I live somewhere in the Mid-Atlantic, but I pronounce Maryland as "Maryland"
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Old 08-30-2014, 06:48 AM
 
Location: USA
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Delaware
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Old 08-30-2014, 07:58 AM
 
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I live somewhere in the Mid-Atlantic, but I pronounce Maryland as "Maryland"
I think many people think that we all speak the same way. Like other places, it varies with the individual. The accents in one part of Baltimore is a little different from other parts. The DC area's accent is totally different from the Baltimore area. As people can see on the linguistics maps, DC and Baltimore don't fall under the same category.
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Old 08-30-2014, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Schenectady, NY
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Delaware
Oh come on.

The answer is New Jersey. How is this even a question?
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Old 08-30-2014, 08:41 AM
 
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^ People from Delaware have a northern accent. It is a border state per se but nothing about it strikes me as identifying with the south in any way. Maryland is different, because it is a chesapeake state.
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Old 08-30-2014, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Derby, CT
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^ People from Delaware have a northern accent. It is a border state per se but nothing about it strikes me as identifying with the south in any way.
It's a heavily north influenced state indeed. The answer is NJ however.
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