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Old 03-08-2008, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Cleveland Suburbs
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Quite a bit here in Cleveland.

Ohio has a large Indian population and Somali population. The Thai and Laos populations are exploding in the Cleveland area too. The hispanic population has been growing for sometime now, and has been picking up over the years. Around the metro you find a lot if minorities in Cleveland, Lakewood, and Lorain.
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Old 03-08-2008, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Originally Fayetteville, Arkansas/ now Seattle, Washington!
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Yes i hear many languages every day. At my apartment, i hear Chinese just as much as english. I hear Asian languages very commonly, some African languages, European(seem to hear russian quite often) occasionally spanish, sometimes middle eastern, I'm from the south lol so i sometimes catch myself having my southern "drawl" (lol) come out, hear canadian accents, etc etc. So yes, I hear many languages!
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Old 03-08-2008, 03:06 PM
 
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Here in Queens, the most diverse county in the nation in one of the most diverse cities in the world, NYC, it's impossible to walk outside and not hear an accent. The primary languages/accents in my neighborhood are Spanish, various Eastern European languages, Chinese, Korean, Irish brogues, Turkish, and Hindi.
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Old 03-08-2008, 03:53 PM
 
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Yes, I hear different languages every day.
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Old 03-08-2008, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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yup

in my neighborhood in queen village, i hear a lot of british & french.
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Old 03-08-2008, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Clarksville, TN
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Hear Hangul (Korean) everyday. Cannot get away from it. Wife is Korean.
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Old 03-09-2008, 01:49 AM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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Although Seattle is somewhat multicultural, I don't hear as many foreign accents/ languages around me when I am out & about, as compared to New York City, LA, San Fran or Toronto. If I do hear foreign languages it's usually restricted to downtown tourist districts. I occasionally hear various Asian languages & Spanish but there aren't too many Mexicans here. Plus I rarely hear a Southern accent or a stereotypical NYC- Boston accent in my neck of the woods.
Is it easy to hear foreign languages/ accents around you in your town?
No, hardly any, except when I'm at school, where I hear Spanish and Asian languages from international students. Being an amateur linguist, I would like more exposure, but almost all I hear otherwise is local MN English.

Occasionally at the mall, however, I'll hear Russian or Polish, maybe Spanish.

The Twin Cities, of course, is far more interesting language-wise. You hear a lot of Somali down there. Sounds kind of like Arabic.
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Old 03-09-2008, 08:21 AM
 
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I RARELY hear an American accent where I live. When I do run across a non-Hispanic white and I open my mouth, it's a mutual shock...ironic, go figure.
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