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Old 11-01-2017, 09:47 PM
 
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The Texas panhandle does not sound Midwestern. It may be geographically close to the Midwest but its still Texas. They sound similar to the rest of West Texas which is a Texas twang. (Oklahoma is similar) Also anyone in Texas who speaks in a GERMAN accent is from Germany not Texas. Just cuz their ancestry may be German (or Czech) does not mean "zey schpeak like zis."
Ill agree to disagree with most of this. Although the guy I met from Amarillo had a heavy southern accent, the people Ive heard from Pampa sound like they could just as easily be from Nebraska. And I highly doubt they were transplants.

Also, the statement about no one from texas speaking German is incorrect. There are small towns in central texas where a Texan-german hybrid language is consistently spoken, though not as prevalent as it once was in texas.


https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/m...xas-german-253

http://www.bbc.com/news/av/magazine-...-and-dying-out

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Old 11-02-2017, 07:50 AM
 
Location: "The Dirty Irv" Irving, TX
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A few thousand is really a drop in the bucket, it must be rare to come across these people.
The point remains they they do exist, even if not in large numbers.

Fredericksburg is a pretty popular destination in the hill country, so I'm sure that the number of people who have met a TX-German is much higher than you would assume based on the small population.
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Old 11-02-2017, 12:16 PM
 
Location: NY, NY
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Unfortunately I know accents too well, as I have the typical downstate NY accent. It's either lovely or awful, depending on who is listening.


I think somebody mentioned Virginia before? I would like to second Virginia as the state has about 4-5 different accents as one drives on 64 from the east to the west. Even south of 64, the Southern twang gets very strong but north of 64 it weakens and by the time you get up by NOVA, there is hardly an accent to be heard!
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Old 11-04-2017, 08:07 PM
 
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Louisiana has a few. Shreveport, Lafayette, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans are distinct from each other.
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Old 11-04-2017, 09:23 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Florida
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Old 11-04-2017, 10:32 PM
 
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Ohio for sure!

Geographically, the state is sort of situated in between the north east, the south and the Midwest. Although it is considered a Midwestern state it is more of a mixture of different regions which is probably why their is a large variety of accents. Ohio can be the gateway to the Midwest, the north, the south, the Appalachian region, or the northeast depending on how you look at it.
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Old 11-05-2017, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Naples Island
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New York has the largest diversity of English accents among white speakers. Some of the various accents found among white speakers in the state include, but are not limited to the following:

-New York City
-Central / Eastern Long Island (more rhotic version of New York City English)
-Lower Hudson Valley (fully rhotic version of New York City English)
-Bonac (spoken in the working-class fishing communities of far eastern Long Island)
-Northwestern New England (a very standard / General American accent that is spoken in the counties north of Albany that border Vermont)
-Classic Inland North (most of urban New York State west of Gloversville)
-Inland North with Canadian raising (i.e., "North Country" accent)
-Inland North with Appalachian twang (i.e., "the Southern Tier" accent)
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Old 11-05-2017, 01:18 PM
 
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Florida and New York come to mind for me. Florida has lots of transplants, the Southern accents of natives and those in North FL, and the various Caribbean Islands accents........ NY, you have the Long Island, NYC, and upstate accents. One of the things I love so much about America are the many, MANY accents. I see none of them as stupid, less-than, etc., I love them all and find them very interesting.
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Old 11-05-2017, 02:11 PM
 
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New York has the largest diversity of English accents among white speakers. Some of the various accents found among white speakers in the state include, but are not limited to the following:

-New York City
-Central / Eastern Long Island (more rhotic version of New York City English)
-Lower Hudson Valley (fully rhotic version of New York City English)
-Bonac (spoken in the working-class fishing communities of far eastern Long Island)
-Northwestern New England (a very standard / General American accent that is spoken in the counties north of Albany that border Vermont)
-Classic Inland North (most of urban New York State west of Gloversville)
-Inland North with Canadian raising (i.e., "North Country" accent)
-Inland North with Appalachian twang (i.e., "the Southern Tier" accent)
NYC English is relatively rhotic
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