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Old 02-13-2010, 12:15 PM
 
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I was wondering what city or town that people have been to in Virginia where the locals had the strongest accents since most people believe the Virginia accents are dying out. I would say that many Appomatox, VA and Lynchburg locals have some very "old south" sounding accents from personal experience. I also met some people from Martinsville Virginia who had very southern sounding accents. Which city or town do yall think has the strongest accent in VA from personal experience?
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Old 02-13-2010, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Lynchburg
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South Boston. I knew a guy in college who was from there and his accent was so thick, I could hardly understand anything he said.
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Old 02-13-2010, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Danville, Va. I still have a bit of my accent even after 20 years of living up north. My friends living there still have strong accents.

I sure hope all the northern people moving in don't cause Virginians or any other Southerners to lose their accents. That would be such a loss.
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Old 02-13-2010, 03:01 PM
 
Location: The South
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Go to Bistol/Abingdon for some deep accents.
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Old 02-13-2010, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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I find the accents of folks South of Charlottesville down to Lynchburg the most pleasing to the ear. Like warm honey. I could listen for hours.
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Old 02-14-2010, 02:27 AM
 
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Does Richmond give people an accent? My friends always say yes I highly doubt it though.
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Old 02-14-2010, 05:28 AM
 
Location: The South
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Does Richmond give people an accent? My friends always say yes I highly doubt it though.
There is definitely a native Richmond accent but it's hard to describe.
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Old 02-14-2010, 11:47 AM
 
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There is definitely a native Richmond accent but it's hard to describe.
I agree. Among AA's in Richmond, many people tend to say about similar to "abote", berry/carry/married similar to bury, curry, murried. There is a drawl among many but it usually is not as strong as South Carolina, Georgia (there are some exceptions). I think it sounds kinda like mixing a DC and Carolina accent together although the Richmond accent prob was a major foundation for the DC accent of today. I can't really describe it but I could hear people from all over the US and pick out somebody with a Richmond VA accent. And to Anders15, I think Richmond VA could give somebody an accent, especially if they are from the North.
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Old 02-17-2010, 11:52 AM
 
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South Western part of the state has a very southern accent still. Hampton Roads has melded into a very neutral accent with all of the out of town military folks living here.
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Old 02-17-2010, 01:26 PM
 
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Some of the guys that are born and raised in Radford and Pulaski has VERY strong accents, while some people in Appomattox, Lynchburg, Gretna, Danville has strong accents, they are eclipsed by the Pulaski/Radford "crew".
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