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Old 06-26-2012, 08:30 PM
 
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This has probably been brought up before but Sarah Palin has a very distinctive accent is that accent reflective of any of the regional accents found in alaska? As in the wasilla region for example?
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Old 06-26-2012, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Anchorage
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No, we do not talk that way. In fact, I have heard she didn't sound that way until she was selected for Vice President.
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Old 06-26-2012, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Casa Grande, AZ
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She had that inbred from Idaho where she was born....It gets old after a bit....now we will see where she lands...failed AK, failed AZ....it really wants one to be ill when you listen to her
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Old 06-26-2012, 09:32 PM
 
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Her accent sounds Minnesotan. I should know because I know a few Minnesotans. In fact, some people comment that I sound somewhat Upper Midwestern.
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Old 06-26-2012, 10:43 PM
 
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She had that inbred from Idaho where she was born....It gets old after a bit....now we will see where she lands...failed AK, failed AZ....it really wants one to be ill when you listen to her
Here's the thing your accent develops from your childhood peers. She moved to alaska as a young child not to mention that is not an accent found in idaho.

I've read several different interpretations of where her accent could have developed and some do say it is regional alaska thing.

I'm wondering if people in a small town in alaska would not find it weird if their mayor did not even sound like she was from the region? I'd like to get to the bottom of it.
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Old 06-26-2012, 10:49 PM
 
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Here's the thing your accent develops from your childhood peers. She moved to alaska as a young child not to mention that is not an accent found in idaho.

I've read several different interpretations of where her accent could have developed and some do say it is regional alaska thing.

I'm wondering if people in a small town in alaska would not find it weird if their mayor did not even sound like she was from the region? I'd like to get to the bottom of it.
Not always. I spent a large part of my childhood in Georgia(I still live there). People from the Midwest tell me that I have a Midwestern accent. A man from Minnesota told me that my accent reminded him of Minnesota. I also use words like "pop".
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Old 06-26-2012, 10:51 PM
 
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Oh god no.

Sarah has lived in Alaska since she was an infant. When she was sportscasting on the Anchorage news station, she sounded somewhat -- albeit nasally -- normal.

Her "accent" is not distinctive. It's a product of a naturally nasal voice and a staged attempt to sound "folksy." I'm glad she's not yapping it up much on the tube anymore because her screeching makes my dogs howl.

It's been theorized by -48 Google experts on Alaska that SP's so called accent is a result of influence of those who settled in the Mat. Valley during the Depression, but that's bunk. Most of them didn't even stick around, let alone exert a significant influence over the speech patterns of that community.

Rance, forget the SE sub-forum --can't we have a sub-forum specifically for idjits?
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Old 06-26-2012, 10:56 PM
 
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I've read several different interpretations of where her accent could have developed and some do say it is regional alaska thing.

I'm wondering if people in a small town in alaska would not find it weird if their mayor did not even sound like she was from the region? I'd like to get to the bottom of it.
How many of those who've told you that it's a "regional Alaskan thing" have actually ever lived in Alaska?

Her so called accent wasn't a factor when she was mayor for a couple of different reasons. First of all, Alaskans tend to take people at face value and consider what they say to be more important than how they say it. Secondly -- she didn't talk that way when she was mayor, and even if she had, she wouldn't have been picked apart for it.

You want to get to the bottom of it? Watch some old videos of her sportscasting days.
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:31 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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I think her accent is derived from the places she's lived and the onset of a severe mental disorder.
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:27 AM
 
Location: The end of the road Alaska
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That is not an accent. It is a screetch and in no way reflects an Alaska accent, rather an Alaskan accident.
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