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Old 01-29-2011, 03:23 PM
 
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I think it's funny that the way a lot of Midwesterns pronounce "mom" is the same way that a lot of Southerners would pronounce "mime" Just an observation.
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Old 01-29-2011, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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I LIKE the Chicago/Cleveland/Detroit accent.....it's unique and has character. I'm not a fan of the Northern MN accent (see "Fargo") or the Southern Midwestern "twangy" accents though. Iowa is pretty much accent-less, as accent-less gets, anyways.
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Old 02-02-2011, 07:07 PM
 
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You're from the south, right? There's a real accent down there. Most Midwesterners don't talk like Chicagoans. You won't hear that accent in Minnesota, the Dakotas, etc. Maybe a little bit in the Twin Cities, but it's not as extreme as Chicago and doesn't exist elsewhere in the state.
everybody's got an accent. youre used to the midwest accent. you pronounce "have" "heeave", so you dont notice when others do it.

heres an example of a woman who you would probably say has no accent, however i can immediately recognize her as an upper midwesterner from how he says "back" "beeack" and "caaarbon"


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAaDVOd2sRQ

the upper midwest accent is definitely closer to "general american english" than most brands of southern dialact though.
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Old 02-02-2011, 07:36 PM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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I think it's funny that the way a lot of Midwesterns pronounce "mom" is the same way that a lot of Southerners would pronounce "mime" Just an observation.
LOL.

I live here in central Oklahoma; you know we're all about the Twang in these parts, Smtchll.

There's a lady I know from Minnesota and it cracks me up the way she says "bag." She pronounces it "bayg." I laugh silently to myself every time she says it.
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Old 02-02-2011, 09:30 PM
 
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She pronounces it "bayg."
That's actually the normal way of saying it. And no, I'm not from here, I'm from out west, so I know what "normal" is.

But I'd agree that Midwesterners raise or extend the vowel a little, or something. I can't specifically identify the difference, though.
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Old 02-03-2011, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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That's a correct way to say bag. It rhymes with tag and lag and drag and vague.
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Old 02-03-2011, 10:42 AM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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That's a correct way to say bag. It rhymes with tag and lag and drag and vague.
So you pronounce tag, lag, and drag..."tayg," "layg," and "drayg"?

Very interesting.
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Old 02-03-2011, 10:44 AM
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That's a correct way to say bag. It rhymes with tag and lag and drag and vague.
How in hell does 'tag' and 'vague' rhyme?
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Old 02-03-2011, 12:37 PM
 
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How in hell does 'tag' and 'vague' rhyme?
How in hell does it not? I've never heard anyone on TV or any movie say it differently.
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Old 02-03-2011, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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The Great Lakes area (Chicago, Michigan, Ohio, St. Louis, Upstate NY) is the exception, not the rule,
When did St Louis become part of the Great Lakes region?
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