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Old 11-07-2010, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Morgantown, WV
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I have the NYC-New Jersey Accent. But. since I moved to North Carolina, it's been deteriorating at a very fast rate.

In 2008-09, when I first moved here, no one understood a word I said, I talked fast, annoying, and sounded like the Godfather.

In 2009-10, I still had a strong accent, but It started to lose it's accentness. I also started to say traditionally southern speak, like "y'all" (Imagine how bad that plus my NYC Accent sounds together! : "I'm gonna take a wawk down the street in Bawston, any of y'all wanna join?")

Now, since the summer, my accent is still there, but only when I get really mad, or start yelling. And when I say Bawston or Dawg (this might be because of me traveling down the Carolinas all summer)
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Old 11-07-2010, 02:26 PM
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I have the NYC-New Jersey Accent. But. since I moved to North Carolina, it's been deteriorating at a very fast rate.

In 2008-09, when I first moved here, no one understood a word I said, I talked fast, annoying, and sounded like the Godfather.

In 2009-10, I still had a strong accent, but It started to lose it's accentness. I also started to say traditionally southern speak, like "y'all" (Imagine how bad that plus my NYC Accent sounds together! : "I'm gonna take a wawk down the street in Bawston, any of y'all wanna join?")

Now, since the summer, my accent is still there, but only when I get really mad, or start yelling. And when I say Bawston or Dawg (this might be because of me traveling down the Carolinas all summer)

What's my accent? Southern. Texas variety!
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Old 11-07-2010, 03:28 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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New Orleanian...
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Old 11-07-2010, 03:35 PM
 
Location: New York
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I have the NYC-New Jersey Accent. But. since I moved to North Carolina, it's been deteriorating at a very fast rate.

In 2008-09, when I first moved here, no one understood a word I said, I talked fast, annoying, and sounded like the Godfather.

In 2009-10, I still had a strong accent, but It started to lose it's accentness. I also started to say traditionally southern speak, like "y'all" (Imagine how bad that plus my NYC Accent sounds together! : "I'm gonna take a wawk down the street in Bawston, any of y'all wanna join?")

Now, since the summer, my accent is still there, but only when I get really mad, or start yelling. And when I say Bawston or Dawg (this might be because of me traveling down the Carolinas all summer)
That's pretty similar to how I talk, my NY/NJ accent is a bit on the mild side though. Not so much "aw" but a more toned down "au". I don't tauk fast either. And I say y'all all the time.

Not your stereotypical New Yawk accent, half of the time it flies below the radar, I've even been asked where I'm from from NYers and I'm a NYer myself lol.

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Old 11-07-2010, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Springfield and brookline MA
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Nprtheastern/Boston accent
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Old 11-08-2010, 12:31 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I have a pretty clear standard accent.

Midwestern or California-ish.

I do say "ya'll" and "Fix'in" though, those are my Texanisms. My ear is used to the Texan accent though so I don't think twice if I hear it.
I have some friends who are from the Northeast. One from Connecticut can't take me seriously when I say those. One from Boston says that he knows a good handful of Bostonians who say "ya'll"... which I have observed (through travel across the nation) to be not-so-southern (i.e. I hear "ya'll" all over the nation: Michigan, California, Florida, and the Northeast). I find the slang from here and the northeast to be quite similar actually. More similar than that of California, which has "hella" different slang.
No one ever stares at me funny wherever I go. Granted I was born and raised here in the City.
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Old 11-08-2010, 12:33 AM
 
Location: Rome, Georgia
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Northwest Georgia Mountain. Very rhotic.
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Old 11-08-2010, 01:23 AM
 
Location: I think its one of the important places
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Appalachian.......yup
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Old 11-08-2010, 03:18 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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New York accent. Everytime I go out of the state, people could tell I'm from NYC just by the way I talk lol.
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Old 11-08-2010, 07:34 AM
 
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I would say that I have a middle of the road Southern accent, ATL version (whatever that is). It's not too overpowering though. Some people, who aren't from the region, know that I could be from the South but they don't know exactly where. Some within the region aren't sure though. I'm a rhotic speaker too, not really twangy, and I'm sort of light with the drawl.
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