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Old 01-26-2019, 05:13 PM
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Maine shares more of its border with Canada than any other state and New Englanders settled the Maritimes.

Nevertheless, a lot of Mainers, especially native ones, speak *strangely*. I used to until the Maine-talk got sub-consciously language-policed out of me since having lived away for so long.

This is an example of native Maine-talk:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZDpx1aLovc

I don't think a lot of Mainers could *pass* in Canada once they open their mouths.
It isn't an unpleasant accent I find it interesting.
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Old 01-26-2019, 05:54 PM
 
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A big difference though there being Malaysians of Chinese origin speak a Chinese dialect, (easy to live a 'Chinese' lifestyle while Chinese of Indonesian nationality (much smaller in per cent terms) have been confined to only Indonesian tuition and pretty much made to conform to majority norms, over the decades, in the process.
True, but there are exceptions. Pastor Stephen Tong of Indonesia speaks Mandarin fluently.
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Old 01-26-2019, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Originally Posted by 2ner View Post
Maine shares more of its border with Canada than any other state and New Englanders settled the Maritimes.

Nevertheless, a lot of Mainers, especially native ones, speak *strangely*. I used to until the Maine-talk got sub-consciously language-policed out of me since having lived away for so long.

This is an example of native Maine-talk:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZDpx1aLovc

I don't think a lot of Mainers could *pass* in Canada once they open their mouths.
That is why I said " ...but only if they have a fairly " neutral " accent"
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Old 01-31-2019, 11:59 AM
 
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If they adopt native culture, and aren't refusing relative unique atmosphere own surroundings, then acceptance is allowable very easily without any effort. Positive signs of approval.

Although, exotic alien identity is absolutely always hypnotically alluring or mesmerizing. Trying to find a best compromise between these extremes. Don't ever give up the ethnic background. Just accommodate occasionally while maintaining this side of the past.

Anecdotal story wise, I really feel like one after going away up to four calendar months(August-November 2018) with international country living in Romania residential status in Eastern Europe, 10 days in Bulgaria(Black Sea Varna up to Slanchev Bryag), 8 days in Georgia(Batumi), only staying in my own home country less than 25 days in between before leaving again rather fast, then going back to Georgia(Tbilisi, Gudauri), and Poland(Warsaw, Katowice, Krakow, Gdansk, Wroclaw, Lodz, Poznan) 31 days December 2018-January 2019. Wow, eternally grateful for my own experience. To get away for a long amount of prime opportunity interval freedom available just for the fun, and rich memories when I am relatively very young. All very unique countries that I enjoy traveling or residing in, and honestly not missing my own home(NYC) that much if at all. Requiring a change of scenery lately. From all of this moving around, I really became a very different individual gradually or suddenly improving my own self. Completely unrecognizable when comparing to before, and rarely appearing if ever very North American. Another Continent in recent energy.
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Old Today, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Germany
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But what about Austrians in Germany?
Easily. My next door neighbour is from Austria (Vorarlberg region - Alemannic dialect), but most people do not realise that.
Even - and especially - when Austrians come from the Bavarian-speaking part which is the vast majority of Austrians, most people don't notice but think they are from German Bavaria. Unless maybe they come from Vienna. But of course Bavarians know the difference.
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Old Today, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Bologna, Italy
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Easily. My next door neighbour is from Austria (Vorarlberg region - Alemannic dialect), but most people do not realise that.
Even - and especially - when Austrians come from the Bavarian-speaking part which is the vast majority of Austrians, most people don't notice but think they are from German Bavaria. Unless maybe they come from Vienna. But of course Bavarians know the difference.

Kinda like the French northern accent and the French belgian accent which are pretty similar although there are notable differences.
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