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Old 12-23-2009, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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I grew up in New England and have never lived in the Midwest but somehow I have a Midwestern (Inland North) accent.

According to a map on wikipedia, this accent can occur as far east as Rhode Island, so that might explain how I got the accent.
The Inland North extends to Western New England.
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Old 12-24-2009, 08:06 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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Yes, I find them physically arousing.
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Old 12-24-2009, 11:56 AM
 
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I'm from Iowa and no one has a fargo accent. In the smaller towns they may a bit of a drawl, but in the cities I'd have to say the accent is pretty flat. When I hear the fargo accent, I don't think of the Midwest.
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Old 12-24-2009, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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The Fargo accent is Minnesota, North Dakota, Wisconsin, and the U.P. of Michigan. Other Midwestern areas have a non-descript accent.
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Old 12-24-2009, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Anaheim
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Somehow Sarah Palin has a Minnesota accent, despite being born and raised in Alaska.
She was actually born in Idaho. And anything remotely "Minnesotan" about her has to do with her word/phrase choices more than anything else.

Perhaps "northern" would be a better term for her speech, if such a term is official accepted by linguists in the biz.
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Old 12-24-2009, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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People from Chicago sound like southerners.
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Old 12-24-2009, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Anaheim
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Chicagoans have nasally voices too and say their "S's" like C's and draw out the vowels too. It can be annoying if you aint use to it, just as Im sure that a deep south accent can annoy or grate on some in the midwest.
How does one say an "ess" like a "cee"? As far as I can tell, it's just the same sound unless "c" is occurring before a, o or u. Oh, and of course, if s or c are part of what are known as affricates or palatals (sh or ch), then they would be different.
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Old 12-24-2009, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Anaheim
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Other Midwestern areas have a non-descript accent.
Compared to whom? Anything that can be reduced to writing and put in symbolic is not "non-descript". Perhaps what you mean is that people in the areas you mention speak similarly to the way you speak.
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Old 12-24-2009, 01:05 PM
 
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I don't think Sarah Palin sounds Minnesotan. Maybe some bad Fargo-esque impression.
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Old 12-26-2009, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Fargo, ND
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The Fargo accent is Minnesota, North Dakota, Wisconsin, and the U.P. of Michigan. Other Midwestern areas have a non-descript accent.
The Fargo accent is a complete exaggeration, at least the one in the film. There are people that talk that way, don't get me wrong you can hear bits and pieces of it, but to a have full-blown Fargo accent you are either over 70 or live in a small isolated town in Northern MN or ND.
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