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Old 03-25-2019, 04:57 AM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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The NCVS accent is generally confined to the two tiers of counties in the northern part of the state. The fairly "neutral" accent give or take is from there to areas north of Indy with some exceptions. Indy area received a strong influx of Kentuckians in the mid 20th century as well as towns like Anderson, Muncie, New Castle, etc. So Indy is a split of Midwest/Lower Midwest/and Upper South accents. Southern Indiana is Lower Midwest/Upper South accents.
NCVS? What does that stand for?

Would Northern Indiana be upper Midwest or just Midwest accent? I feel like communities near the great lakes all have the same accent.
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Old 03-25-2019, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Floyd County, IN
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NCVS? What does that stand for?

Would Northern Indiana be upper Midwest or just Midwest accent? I feel like communities near the great lakes all have the same accent.
https://slate.com/human-interest/201...g-english.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inland...erican_English
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Old 04-03-2019, 06:38 AM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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My roots in Southern Indiana just got deeper. I know this isn’t a genealogy forum, but if I may be indulged for a moment: I had hit a brick wall with one of my great, great grandfathers who lived in French Lick and later in Dubois County. I discovered that he moved to French Lick as a young man from Jefferson County, where his parents and siblings continued to live. He was born in 1828 Ohio. His father was born in 1789 in North Carolina, and his mother was also born in Ohio in 1805. They obviously were settlers in the rush to the Northwest Territory in the early to mid 1800’s, because they were living there in the 1850 census.
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Old 08-25-2019, 06:42 PM
 
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The answer is sort of fractal. For example, the Kankakee River Valley sometimes seems like an outpost from Tennessee even though it separates the northernmost counties from the second-most northern counties. Bloomington and Columbus, on the other hand, have a culture more akin to Central Indiana, if not Berkeley, California (in Bloomington).

Traditionally the line is drawn at I-70.
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