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Old 02-15-2016, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Uptown Phoenix, AZ
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This dialect test was created at Harvard. It's VERY accurate. Arizonans actually have our own dialect.

It will break it down by City. The uploaded didn't pinpoint the cities, but the test actually matched me with Glendale/Phoenix/Tucson. It picks the three cities you speak most like, all of mine were in AZ.

Enjoy Folks.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2...-quiz-map.html
So I took this and my most three similar are Glendale (I am from West Valley, raised in Peoria/Surprise/Glendale so this is accurate) Wichita, KS; and Lincoln, NE.

Well... lol. Well Lincoln isn't too far from Iowa I suppose. I'm not sure if at the end it ranks them in order by which one is most similar if that is the case, I am most similar to Wichita, then Lincoln, then my actual hometown of Glendale.

Kansas and Nebraska are the deepest red for me overall (across the whole states).

My least similar are Providence, RI; Newark, NJ; and Jersey City, NJ. I was kind of hoping Boston would be one of my least similar since their accent makes me cringe but that's ok... Providence is close enough.

http://nyti.ms/1R5AXpe

Thanks by the way for sharing this! It's pretty cool. I still have no explanation for why I sound like I'm from Kansas or Nebraska, but I guess I have to figure that out.

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Old 02-15-2016, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Dothan AL
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It had Baton Rouge, where my mother lived, some of my kids live there. Birmingham, close to where I live, and Jackson, where I had relatives, but not Atlanta where I was raised?
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Old 02-15-2016, 11:54 PM
 
Location: Coolidge, AZ
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Originally Posted by JGMotorsport64 View Post
This dialect test was created at Harvard. It's VERY accurate. Arizonans actually have our own dialect.

It will break it down by City. The uploaded didn't pinpoint the cities, but the test actually matched me with Glendale/Phoenix/Tucson. It picks the three cities you speak most like, all of mine were in AZ.

Enjoy Folks.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2...-quiz-map.html
I'm most similar with both Southern California and AZ. Both show up bright red. This test is so cool. I'm gonna rep you for that one.

Oh and my cities were Los Angeles, Phoenix and Denver.
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Old 02-16-2016, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Giving the answers as to how I talk now, I got three cities in Texas: Brownsville, San Antonio and Austin.

I have never lived in Texas, and I most decidedly don't have a Texas/Southern accent. However, I guess perhaps I picked up some of the vocabulary from my relatives who are from Oklahoma/Texas when visiting as a child. Makes sense I guess.

I guess if I do have any sort of accent it would be the way I pronounce i's and e's, e.g. I say pin and pen, been and bin, etc. the same, and "if" sometimes sounds more like "ef" and so forth. It's not that noticeable to most people but some people have noticed it over the years.

EDIT -- I will recruit my wife who is a lifelong Arizonan to take this survey and see what she gets as well.

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Old 02-16-2016, 07:44 AM
 
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It put me right in Detroit. Neat test!
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Old 02-16-2016, 08:07 AM
 
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I think I broke the quiz, it tells me there is an error and to check back later.

I've lived in a few different places so I'm curious fit the results. On a lot of the questions I use multiple answers, but tried to go with what I use most often now
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Old 02-16-2016, 09:33 AM
 
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This dialect test was created at Harvard. It's VERY accurate. Arizonans actually have our own dialect.

It will break it down by City. The uploaded didn't pinpoint the cities, but the test actually matched me with Glendale/Phoenix/Tucson. It picks the three cities you speak most like, all of mine were in AZ.

Enjoy Folks.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2...-quiz-map.html
That is pretty cool! It got very close for me. Gave me Fresno, CA (Along with 2 other California cities) and I was born in/lived just outside of Sacramento, CA for 25+ years

Thanks for sharing!
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Old 02-16-2016, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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I think I broke the quiz, it tells me there is an error and to check back later.

I've lived in a few different places so I'm curious fit the results. On a lot of the questions I use multiple answers, but tried to go with what I use most often now
I got the error in Chrome and IE, I had to do it on my phone finally. And there I got an error the 2nd time I took it, but it did work the 1st and 3rd times I did it on my phone. So you are not alone...keep trying...haha.
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Old 02-16-2016, 10:09 AM
 
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I got the error in Chrome and IE, I had to do it on my phone finally. And there I got an error the 2nd time I took it, but it did work the 1st and 3rd times I did it on my phone. So you are not alone...keep trying...haha.
I've had no issues w/ Firefox FWIW.
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Old 02-16-2016, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Cochise County, AZ
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My result was a little strange. I've lived close to Chicago all my life before recently moving to AZ. My result showed Grand Rapids, Detroit and Buffalo!
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