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Old 01-27-2015, 10:47 PM
 
Location: I'm around here someplace :)
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It's apparently working.
Would it work the same for people from Lawn Guyland?
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Old 01-27-2015, 11:20 PM
 
Location: Branson, Missouri
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Well, the two regions in New York that I'm familiar with are considerably different from each other, but I'm not familiar with the western and northern parts.

Can I add this in here? http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2...-quiz-map.html

The three cities my accent is most similar to are springfield missouri, Oklahoma City, and little rock. That's pretty amazing since I live somewhat close to all three and the area I live in southern mo had a similar dialect to any of those cities.
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Old 01-27-2015, 11:48 PM
 
Location: Cleveland
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Ohio, 3 major ones:

-Northern vowel shift "Eaccent" - Cleveland/Toledo
-Midlands - slight souther twang - Akron-Columbus
-Appalachian - Dayton-Cincinnati
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Old 01-28-2015, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Would this include ethnic dialects? Milwaukee/Racine/Madison + a few other small cities have black-southern accents, and the indian reservations have native accents. This could be added on top of a few of the breakdowns above.

There are different accents across Wisconsin - I can generally tell what quadrant of the state someone is from - but I doubt the breakdowns are extensive enough in a global sense to make much difference in this exercise. So - Milwaukee/far SE WI, and then the rest of the state (though Northwoods vs Central vs Driftless there are noticeable differences), inner city blacks, and rural natives. Four.
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Old 01-28-2015, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Anchorage, Alaska (South Central Region)
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West Virginia:

It depends what part of the state.

*Appalachian
*Southern
*Neutral
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Old 01-28-2015, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Seymour, CT
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Connecticut is a very mixed bag.

My home state includes Bostonian, New York, Rhode Island, and standard American.

I personally fall closer to the mix of NY and New England (I'm from New Haven).
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Old 01-28-2015, 10:24 AM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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I live at the crossroads of the Midwest and Mid South. The variety of accents just in my city is large. I know native Louisvillians who sounds like people from Iowa or Alabama or just standard American, in my experience most speak standard American with just a touch of twang. The Southern accent extends pretty far into Indiana too. My father in law sounds like a Yupper (Upper MI) person trying to impersonate someone from Southern Appalachia.

As a state KY as several main accent regions: Mid South is most common, it includes most of Central, Southern, and Western KY. Appalachian KY is very distinctive, many people use "you fellers (fellows)" as opposed to "y'all", most people in the northern tip of KY across from Cincinnati have a strong Northern accent that is nearly identical to what you'd hear in Detroit or Cleveland. Louisville is a bit of everything.
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Old 01-28-2015, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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I don't know that Colorado has a distinct native accent, let alone more than one. Most of the variety of accents seems to come from people who moved here from out of state, myself included. In fact, it seems like most of the people who live here are out of staters. Where I'm originally from - Pennsylvania - there are several native accents. This is a pretty good map:


I moved to Denver from the LA area, and to me, people sound the same in Denver as in LA. I've never really been out among the rural native Coloradans, where I would suspect any obvious accent would be found. To me, people in all the western cities have the same basic accent. Except for transplants and immigrants, of course.
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Old 01-28-2015, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Anchorage, Alaska (South Central Region)
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Interesting!

Mapping How Americans Talk.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HLYe31MBrg
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Old 01-28-2015, 12:19 PM
 
Location: The Springs
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I moved to Denver from the LA area, and to me, people sound the same in Denver as in LA. I've never really been out among the rural native Coloradans, where I would suspect any obvious accent would be found. To me, people in all the western cities have the same basic accent. Except for transplants and immigrants, of course.
Yeah, we don't have enough natives to really have regional dialects
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