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Old 10-27-2017, 04:34 AM
 
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Either New York (NYC accents, Inland North accent) or Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, central PA, and variations in between.)
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Old 10-27-2017, 06:05 AM
 
Location: West Tennessee
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Missouri has several different accents as well, but probably not as many as Florida as others have already noted.
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Old 10-27-2017, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Baltimore - Richmond
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Virginia

We have the Tidewater accent in Hampton Roads, Tangier Island accent in and around the eastern shore, Old Southern American Accent in Richmond, Appalachian accents in the mountains, Eastern Tennessee accent in the western part of the state, strong southern accents in the southern portion of the state and non regional accents in NOVA.
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Old 10-27-2017, 08:54 AM
 
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Ohio is surprisingly diverse in terms of it's accents. It really is a microcosm of the major dialect regions, with the NCVS nasal vowels along the Lake Erie coast, Pittsburgh-esque accents in the Eastern part, variants of Southern and Appalachian in the Southeast along the Ohio River, midland north-south hybrid accents, not to mention just plain old General American. Cincinnati even has it's own NYC influenced accent.

Just compare these videos of browns fans from Cleveland and another of a guy from around Marietta to get a sense of the accent diversity of the state:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3noS_0IdrRo starts at 2:44


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Q0j0n-SXNo starts at 0:18
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Old 10-27-2017, 09:12 AM
 
Location: The City
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Either New York (NYC accents, Inland North accent) or Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, central PA, and variations in between.)


yes and MD may also


Eastern Shore is very distinct, Baltimore (urban areas around there) area then the Appalachian in the mountains west


For PA - strong Philly and Pittsburgh accents which sound pretty different, Amish and central PA accents, NE mountain accents (think Scranton) and also an Appalachian accent in much of the central/western rural areas. Not sure if Erie has a separate accent


Also for PA a smaller area like Reading has a pretty distinct local accent - the accents can change within 20 or 30 miles and be pretty different (Allentown isn't as strong a difference to me more a Philly lite whereas Reading can sound very distinct)


NYS has many as well
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Old 10-27-2017, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Should we really be counting transplants? I think for this purpose we should only be counting accents of natives and anyone who grew up there, mostly. I'd say a Midwestern state like Illinois has a huge range. Folks in the bottom of the state got a drawl like Kentucky, those in the far north got a hint of Wisconsin. Florida has diversity too, transplants and immigrants aside. You can find country ass accents, neutral sounding accents, slight southern accents, or the Miami Latin accent.. all in the same area, when only counting for natives. Hell some of my cousins in Live Oak got a mix of all 4 lol. If you include accents from the entire population I think New York City alone considering all the nationalities that immigrate and the transplants. But when counting only natives New York is much more homogenous in accents.

Also should add Louisiana. Some folks got a typical deep south accent, then you got the Cajuns, the Yats and the Creoles. All with distinct dialects and accents. And like any state you will find people who sound "general American" except maybe when they say certain words. (Ask someone to say "pecan" you might find out something about them lol)
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Old 10-27-2017, 10:16 AM
 
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Texas: southern white (white upper south accent in north/ northeast texas, white lowers south accent in central/southeast texas), southern black (black upper south accent in north/northeast texas, black lower south accent in central/southeast texas), hispanic (multiple hispanic accents) cajun (in SE Texas), midwestern (in panhandle), german (in central texas), along with foreign immigrant accents.

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Old 10-27-2017, 11:03 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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New Mexico has transplants from both coasts and the south and upper Midwest plus a couple Spanish dialects and a half-dozen Indian languages and then south Asian and Euro transplants. My favorite Taco guy is (east) Indian but was born in Kenya. My favorite barista is German. I play bocce with a bunch of Italians. You might hear five languages in a fast-food place but accents are harder to identify. My neighbors are from Connecticut, Pennsylvania and NYC via New Orleans and one native NM. I have friends that just moved here from near Cooperstown NY and they have an odd mix of NYC and New England accents. Albuquerque has an odd Anglo/Hispano accent. I'm from St. Louis and never thought I had an accent until I moved here and then had friends or relatives come to visit from home and they sounded very different after not hearing it in a few years.
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Old 10-27-2017, 11:15 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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It wasn't all that long ago (couple decades) that it was predicted that regional accents would mesh into one "American" accent because of television. Didn't seem to happen. I remember in second grade we had a young teacher from Arkansas and by the end of the year we all talked like we were from Blytheville -- or "Blouvul".
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Old 10-27-2017, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Yakima WA
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Appalachian upstate NY also has some people who sound a tad Southern! And much of upstate NY has people who sound Midwestern. The people I heard in Binghamton who weren't NYC transplants sounded to me like they had a Midwestern kind of accent.
I find it interesting that Buffalo has a Midwestern accent...the Great Lakes accent not too different than Chicago or Milwaukee....while the Pittsburgh accent definitely is Northeastern and has little Midwestern influence.
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