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Old 05-04-2012, 10:19 AM
 
Location: I can see the Pentagon
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I currently live in Hampton Roads now, and I agree that the accent is distinct but would you define the accent as midatlantic or southern? Some words and slang are said similar to people from the DC and Baltimore area, such as carry (curry) for disrespect, and welling for lying, but some people sound completely southern.
I would say Mid-Atlantic. My point of reference would be comparing my speech to my parents who were both raised in more Southern areas (rural Eastern NC and East TX near Arkansas.)
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Old 05-04-2012, 10:42 AM
 
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This is the home grown DC accent in a nutshell.


**** DC Girls Say - YouTube
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Old 05-04-2012, 02:04 PM
 
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dc has a accent
bmore has an accent

I would say once you get around Richmond another accent


Philly, NJ, NY all have accents...I think the only homogenous accents I hear are from Midwesterners AA....
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Old 05-04-2012, 03:44 PM
 
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This is the home grown DC accent in a nutshell.


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lol..I agree. I have seen that video before. That sounds just like some people I know from the area.

Here are some videos of people from the tidewater VA area so yall can determine if they sound more mid-atlantic or southern.

Dangelo Hall (Washington Redskins) - Chesapeake VA -


Deangelo Hall talks about Trying to Stop Randy Moss - YouTube

Alonzo Morning -Chesapeake VA


Alonzo Mourning Looking Bored & Annoyed With Reporter - YouTube

Random people - Norfolk VA


1st "TROPHY TALK LIVE" - YouTube
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Old 05-04-2012, 03:46 PM
 
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I would say Mid-Atlantic. My point of reference would be comparing my speech to my parents who were both raised in more Southern areas (rural Eastern NC and East TX near Arkansas.)
I agree for some people. Up north people think a lot of VA people sound southern but some people in the deep south think it sounds northern. I think some people from 757 sound like Richmond or NC people while others sound kind of like DC and Maryland.
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:28 PM
 
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when I moved to Atlanta everyone could tell I was from the DC area based solely on my accent...
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Old 05-04-2012, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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Murrlyn. Best exemplified in this photo of the University of Merlin



good old PG county
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:49 PM
 
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case in point, watching the Lakers/Nuggets game and they just interviewed Ty Lawson. Hearing him talk, I heard a DC accent, went to wiki and found out he's from PG. I had no idea but I could tell by his accent...Same thing happened with Bryan Westbrook a few years back. The accent is easily identifiable, even when not as exaggerated in this video (follow up to the hilarious vid previously posted)...


**** DC People Say - YouTube
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Old 05-07-2012, 02:02 AM
 
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I think people in Norfolk/VA Beach area have a mild mid atlantic accent, while ironically Richmond being a few miles north of the HR sound more southern. And also the older the person is the more southern they tend to sound from my experience.
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Old 05-08-2012, 11:38 AM
 
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Like the other posters have said, Richmond is slower and with a LOT more slurring. They do have similarities with DC like the use of "urrr" talk and variations of the any-noun word "junk", "junt" or "jank". Additionally, some of have southern pronunciations like "Skreet" for street and "AR-RAH" for the letter R, "Mayne" for man, and "shaaww" for shorty.

That being said, there are many AA's that speak clearly and with a minimal accent. Just wanted to throw that out there.
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