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Old 09-22-2017, 01:28 PM
 
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Black Kansas Citians and Blacks from California (especially Bay Area/Northern CA)
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Old 09-22-2017, 01:34 PM
 
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Milwaukee and Detroit Blacks Have similar accents to the Bay Area and LA
Chicago Blacks(slightly) sounds like Memphis or Mississippi Blacks

Hmmm... Not really sure about that West Coast/Detroit comparison. Most black folks I've met/heard from California pronounce their R's rather hard like we do here in KC. Not so much in Detroit. Plus, in Detroit/Michigan, the short o sound is often almost two syllables. Not the case in KC or California.
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Old 09-22-2017, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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A lot of people around Salt Lake City sound like they are from Minnesota. It's a common Nordic background, eh?
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Old 09-22-2017, 01:43 PM
 
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Hmmm... Not really sure about that West Coast/Detroit comparison. Most black folks I've met/heard from California pronounce their R's rather hard like we do here in KC. Not so much in Detroit. Plus, in Detroit/Michigan, the short o sound is often almost two syllables. Not the case in KC or California.
What do you mean short O sound two syllables?
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Old 09-22-2017, 03:07 PM
 
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What do you mean short O sound two syllables?
like when they say "dog," it almost sounds like "do-awgh" at times, long and drawn out almost into separate syllables. Not everyone I've met from Detroit or Michigan does this, but I've heard it more than a few times
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Old 09-23-2017, 01:25 PM
 
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like when they say "dog," it almost sounds like "do-awgh" at times, long and drawn out almost into separate syllables. Not everyone I've met from Detroit or Michigan does this, but I've heard it more than a few times
Oh. I have heard Black Michigander types say it either the Southern way (like you spelled it out) or the Northern way which is "dawg". It isn't super consistent in the Blacks.
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Old 09-24-2017, 01:18 PM
 
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A lot of people around Salt Lake City sound like they are from Minnesota. It's a common Nordic background, eh?
Really? Most people from there I thought were Anglo Saxon
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Old 04-10-2018, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn the best borough in NYC!
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I notice this mainly with AAs.


I feel like AAs in California share a similar accent to the ones in Detroit, and even San Antonio to an extent.


Dallas and memphis also have a similar accent




New Orleans and NYC accents are very similar too, not just in the AA population but in general.
Can someone post videos because Iíve been hearing lately that NO and NYC (Brooklyn) to be exact have similar accents and I wasnít aware of this!
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Old 04-13-2018, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Reno, NV
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DC-area black people have a distinct accent to me (a white person). The "aw" sound (as in "law" or "brought") is more of a flat, monophthongal "oh" sound, and the short "a" sound (as in "bat" or "rack") is pretty short and open-mouthed, almost British-sounding. The rhythm is also a little more staccato.

Black people from Chicagoland sound more "standard" AAVE, although when I watch those accent-tag videos on YouTube of black people from different regions, the ones from Chicago might have some mild Inland North features now that I'm paying attention to it.
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Old 04-13-2018, 12:24 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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I always thought black people from Chicago and DC have similar accents.
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