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Old 11-24-2015, 05:28 PM
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Reading accent than talking accent is really different!! When people move or pick up a accent but reading accent stays?

I was in a library in South Carolina and these two girls where speaking in a South Carolina accent but when they would read a book or news article they get this strange accent or their other accent comes out.

One girl was from the UK so the British accent would come out!! The other girl was from the west coat so the west coat accent would come out!! Why is that? And have other people notes it?

Is it these girls are haring people talk in a South Carolina accent and over time picking it up but never hear people read book to them so when they read book it comes out different?

Other people here notes it? I never know there could be a reading accent and a talking accent!!
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Old 11-24-2015, 05:41 PM
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You write as though English is not your first language. Are you sure about what you are hearing? What is the "West Coast accent"?

Many people talk faster and more casually/sloppily/slangily in everyday speech with their friends, but slow down and enunciate better when they are reading aloud. That is normal and I suppose might make them sound as though they have a different "accent."

Or, in the case you mentioned, they may have been putting it on deliberately, for fun. How would you know where two random people in a South Carolina library actually came from?
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