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Old 03-20-2018, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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That's not true, whites, blacks, and Latinos often speak differentlt



Pretty much lol


We say "cawfee" more so than "cwofee"



Well I bet the Hispanic people there sound a little different on average from the white people.
If they came from Mexico or somewhere in Central/South America. If US born, they sound like everyone else.
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Old 03-20-2018, 06:23 PM
 
Location: DFW
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different parts of Texas have different accents
Even not counting the neutral accent of many transplants in Texas, I definitely think there are 2 or more distinct accents among the natives in Texas. East Texas as more of the traditional Southern accent while West Texas seems closer to the type of accent you found in old Western movies and is spoken in rural parts of the Western states like Colorado, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, California, Washington, etc (not sure what it's called but you'll definitely recognize it when it's spoken.)
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Old 03-20-2018, 07:25 PM
 
Location: "The Dirty Irv" Irving, TX
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Even not counting the neutral accent of many transplants in Texas, I definitely think there are 2 or more distinct accents among the natives in Texas. East Texas as more of the traditional Southern accent while West Texas seems closer to the type of accent you found in old Western movies and is spoken in rural parts of the Western states like Colorado, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, California, Washington, etc (not sure what it's called but you'll definitely recognize it when it's spoken.)
The old "Cowboy" accent.
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Old 03-20-2018, 11:17 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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Pretty much every state with a significant enough population over a great enough distance.
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Old 03-20-2018, 11:18 PM
 
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If they came from Mexico or somewhere in Central/South America. If US born, they sound like everyone else.
Not true necessarily, I think Hispanics can have unique accents even if they were born in the US.

For example, the girl at :52 in this video is presumably a New York born Hispanic, but I think she sounds more like a Chicana from LA than either a white or black New Yorker. I'm not sure how it is in Colorado and Wyoming, but I wouldn't be surprised if a similar thing exists out there.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4wFW4WpMxk
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Old 03-21-2018, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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^^Since I live in Colorado, and have also known Hispanics from Wyoming, I'd say that the vast majority of US born Hispanics in those two states talk like everyone else.
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Old 03-21-2018, 09:14 AM
 
Location: The City
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^^Since I live in Colorado, and have also known Hispanics from Wyoming, I'd say that the vast majority of US born Hispanics in those two states talk like everyone else.


Its the same for nearly any non-native speaker


Europeans, Asians etc.


If they move before say age 4-5 and go to school in English speaking schools and assimilate somewhat they lose the accent in English


those that move say after 7/8 generally retain some accent as sounding more like English as a second language


that is across the board for just about anyone or from anywhere
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Old 03-21-2018, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Its the same for nearly any non-native speaker


Europeans, Asians etc.


If they move before say age 4-5 and go to school in English speaking schools and assimilate somewhat they lose the accent in English


those that move say after 7/8 generally retain some accent as sounding more like English as a second language


that is across the board for just about anyone or from anywhere
Agreed, but the comment was about Hispanics in Colorado and Wyoming (at the risk of sounding repetitive).
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Old 03-21-2018, 10:00 AM
 
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Alaska. Many different variants between the southeast and southwest sides, along with isolated religious communities and their particular linguistics (usually a lot of Russian spoken, but not always). The main Alaskan accent is like a west coast sound withbsome Canadian and midwesternisms in there. Itís hard to describe but kind of like slow Oregonian.
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Old 03-21-2018, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Olympia, Washington
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NJ is quite different. Northern part is influenced by NYC while the southern part is influenced by Philadelphia. The difference is very noticeable and I had no idea till I spent a year in south jersey.
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