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View Poll Results: What city is the most comparable to Baltimore?
Philadelphia 60 39.74%
Wilmington (Delaware) 24 15.89%
Washington, D.C. 14 9.27%
Norfolk 6 3.97%
Richmond 12 7.95%
Pittsburgh 11 7.28%
Boston 3 1.99%
Other 21 13.91%
Voters: 151. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-17-2021, 01:57 AM
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Location: Maryland
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Baltimore has always been a southern city, but his accent isn't a "stereotypical" southern accent, but it doesn't make it any less a southern bred accent.
I found this map of urban accents online. Baltimore is included in the comparatively small "Philadelphia" group, which includes among very few others what appears to be a small portion of St. Louis. Go figure.
https://www.ling.upenn.edu/phono_atl...p/NatMap1.html
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Old 04-17-2021, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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I found this map of urban accents online. Baltimore is included in the comparatively small "Philadelphia" group, which includes among very few others what appears to be a small portion of St. Louis. Go figure.
http://www.ling.upenn.edu/phono_atla...p/NatMap1.html
Probably that part of Missouri was settled by people whose roots were in Maryland / eastern Pennsylvania.
And of course they'd have brought their accents with them.
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Old 04-17-2021, 12:59 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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Probably that part of Missouri was settled by people whose roots were in Maryland / eastern Pennsylvania.
And of course they'd have brought their accents with them.
That could explain why some of the rowhouses are so similar as well.
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Old 04-17-2021, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Germantown, Philadelphia
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Probably that part of Missouri was settled by people whose roots were in Maryland / eastern Pennsylvania.
And of course they'd have brought their accents with them.
Herrmann and the belt of German settlement in eastern Missouri west of St. Louis is directly linked to the first Germans to settle Germantown, now a neighborhood in northwest Philadelphia.
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