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Old 07-16-2008, 11:46 PM
 
Location: South Dakota
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Katiana,

My Grandparents and uncles moved to Colorado from South Dakota around 1980 and my Grandpa still has his odd accent, which is a mixture of the Minnesota-Fargo accent and a Low German accent (which he speaks Low German). A few of my friends are moving from Minneapolis-St. Paul area to the Denver area. I enjoy visiting Colorado and normally feel welcomed there.
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Old 07-16-2008, 11:51 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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It says I have the "West" accent. I've lived in Maryland since I was 7 (23 now) and before that in Louisiana. My results were overhwlemingly "West" followed by "Midland". And yes, I never thought I had an accent. Occasionally I slip into a few Southernisms like "y'all" or "ain't" but overall my accent is "normal".
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Old 07-16-2008, 11:52 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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I didn't know there was a unique Philadelphia accent.
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Old 07-16-2008, 11:52 PM
 
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What American accent do you have?
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Your Result: Philadelphia


Your accent is as Philadelphian as a cheesesteak! If you're not from Philadelphia, then you're from someplace near there like south Jersey, Baltimore, or Wilmington. if you've ever journeyed to some far off place where people don't know that Philly has an accent, someone may have thought you talked a little weird even though they didn't have a clue what accent it was they heard.


Then after that:

The Midland, the south and a tie between The Northeast and The Inland North.
but I'm Latina! I've never been to Philly (or know where it is!)
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Old 07-16-2008, 11:53 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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The problem with tests like this is that we don't really know how we sound, only THINK that's how we sound. You may think you pronounce a word one way, but really don't.. You need to be recorded and hear yourself saying those words and phrases. A lot of people lose their accents because they move and are very sensitive to the sounds around them. Other people can live in a new area for 50 years and still retain their original accents.
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Old 07-16-2008, 11:53 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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but I'm Latina! I've never been to Philly (or know where it is!)
Im Latino and it says I have Da Noo Yawk Accent...wit da way I tawk.

Last edited by SuperMario; 07-17-2008 at 12:26 AM..
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Old 07-17-2008, 12:02 AM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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I got the midland accent it said
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Old 07-17-2008, 12:07 AM
 
Location: Knoxville
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Apparently, I've got an overwhelmingly western accent - in other words, I don't have an accent.

I was born and raised in Los Alamos, NM, so it doesn't come as much of a surprise.
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Old 07-17-2008, 12:29 AM
 
Location: The Powerhouse That Is California
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Im Latino and it says I have Da Noo Yawk Accent...wit da way I tawk.
so why is the letters changed in "new" to "noo"? because when i pronounce them they sound exactly the same

im guessing the correct way is "nee-you" said fast?
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Old 07-17-2008, 12:37 AM
 
Location: Invercargill, New Zealand
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Your Result: The Inland North

You may think you speak "Standard English straight out of the dictionary" but when you step away from the Great Lakes you get asked annoying questions like "Are you from Wisconsin?" or "Are you from Chicago?" Chances are you call carbonated drinks "pop."
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