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Old 06-06-2013, 06:38 AM
 
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Regional accents are a major part of what makes American English so interesting as a dialect.
Joshua Katz, a Ph. D student in statistics at North Carolina State University, just published a group of awesome visualizations of Professor Bert Voux's linguistic survey that looked at how Americans pronounce words. (via detsl on /r/Linguistics)
His results were first published on Abstract, the N.C. State research blog.


Read more: 22 Maps That Show The Deepest Linguistic Conflicts In America - Business Insider

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Old 06-06-2013, 07:18 AM
 
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I really enjoyed that! Thanks for posting it. I seem to be pretty evenly split between the North and South but the odd ball for a few. Like "crayon." When I say it it comes out like "cran."
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Old 06-06-2013, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Washington DC
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My family is from southwest ohio and I say Crawdad

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Old 06-06-2013, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Boone, NC
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I'm from Cleveland originally and it's always been a Crawdad to me. There was a creek about a block from my house where you could catch crawdads.
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Old 06-06-2013, 12:41 PM
 
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Crawdad, Crawdad feeling fine....
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Old 06-06-2013, 02:13 PM
 
Location: NC High Country
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I grew up in Raleigh and we had a creek near our house where we hunted for crawfish.
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Old 06-06-2013, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Chapelboro
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This is interesting: Dialect Survey Results . It's an interactive version of the map the guy from State is doing. You can drill down to individual cities.
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Old 06-07-2013, 04:02 AM
 
Location: Yellow cottage, green doors.
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It's crawdad. Justin Wilson says crawdad.
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