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Old 02-11-2013, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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Can anyone place where this fellow is from?


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Old 02-11-2013, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Can anyone place where this fellow is from?


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His accent could be anyone from Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta or B.C. However I'm going to go with B.C.
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:25 AM
 
Location: USA
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As an American who's been to Vancouver and Ontario, why is it I don't notice an accent in Vancouver? If I was conversing with someone from there, I'd think I was talking to another American, but in Toronto, there was more of a typical Canadian accent.

Just something I've noticed.
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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As an American who's been to Vancouver and Ontario, why is it I don't notice an accent in Vancouver? If I was conversing with someone from there, I'd think I was talking to another American, but in Toronto, there was more of a typical Canadian accent.

Just something I've noticed.
I find there is a North American west coast accent to a degree. I really have to listen intently sometimes to pick out someone from California...sometimes.
What gives it away are the elongated vowel sounds in words like, house, out etc.
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:47 PM
 
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If that Jon Lajoie video above is an anglo-Montrealer accent, it sounds pretty much like a midwest American accent to me.
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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Here's a "half-Anglo" Montrealer:


Jessica Pare ("Mad Men") at the 2012 Emmy Awards - EMMYTVLEGENDS.ORG - YouTube
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Canada
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She speaks English exactly like an Anglo Montrealer would.

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If that Jon Lajoie video above is an anglo-Montrealer accent, it sounds pretty much like a midwest American accent to me.
I've never been to the midwest, but I don't think the accents are radically different, from what I can tell.
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Old 02-21-2013, 02:58 PM
 
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I find there is a North American west coast accent to a degree. I really have to listen intently sometimes to pick out someone from California...sometimes.
What gives it away are the elongated vowel sounds in words like, house, out etc.
There's a pretty sudden change between the English spoken in Whatcom County vs. the English spoken in the Lower Mainland. Former has an almost redneck sound to it, the other has a definite Anglo-Scandinavian tinge to it.

Typical BC accent: "Hey hoe's et goin'?" "Alrate ya kno?"
Typical Washington state accent: "Em frum Washintin, howya doin' dude?"
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Old 02-23-2013, 08:49 AM
 
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The ones I've heard sounded very American to me, like I couldn't tell any Canadian features in their speech at all! You'd think it would be more influenced by French wouldn't you?

Is it perhaps because they're geographically isolated from other Anglo-Canadians so they pick up their cues on speaking English from American television?
If you have ever heard Gino Vannelli talk, it might give an idea to what it might sound like.


Gino Vannelli "Man Alive" Part 1 Documentary - YouTube
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Old 02-23-2013, 06:23 PM
 
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What year was the doco made? It looks 80s or perhaps early 90s. Yeah it sounds like an "Americanized" Canadian accent, even more American than your typical Vancouver or Toronto person.
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