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Old 01-29-2019, 10:58 PM
 
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But where did they learn to speak? (i.e. where did they live under the age of around 3-4 years.) To me, the second guy appears to have a much more "Joy-Z" accent.
Even growing up in NJ, people in NJ told me I had an accent, and these people mostly probably grew up in the NYC/NJ area.
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Old 01-29-2019, 10:59 PM
 
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I only listened to the first video. The young guy has a hint of Canadian accent, yes. You can hear it especially in the way he pronounces "Toronto," the vowel of "boat," and in the intonation which has a rising pitch in odd places.

I actually don't hear much it in the female newscaster but the male newscaster is very Canadian; it's the way he pronounces "process" as well as the words "knight, about, south, time" which all have distinct Canadian raising.
Well, the interviewers are likely Canadien. The interviewee is from NJ though. In the first vid.
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Old 01-29-2019, 11:14 PM
 
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I wouldn't say there is a "thick" accent, but I would be able to tell within a minute or two of conversation that they weren't native Californians. I mean, it's not at all like knowing that someone is from Australia the moment they open their mouth, but it isn't a California accent either.
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Old 01-30-2019, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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It's pretty obvious that neither of these guys are from CA. Tony Reali especially...you can spot that accent without even looking at him.
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Old 02-01-2019, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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It's worth mentioning that in the case of the first guy, the hockey milieu in general has lots of Canadians around even when you're in the U.S.

Looking at his bio, he's been with the University of New Hampshire and the Philadelphia Flyers prior to the Toronto Maple Leafs.


In both NH and Philly he was likely hanging out with lots of Canadians from his team most of the time - perhaps even a majority of Canadians.


So basically he's been surrounded by Canadians for more than a decade. Even if some of that time was actually spent physically in the United States.
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Old 02-01-2019, 11:25 AM
 
Location: So Cal
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Yeah that's part of that, but I feel like the first guys has picked up a slight Canadian accent. Probably comes from living in Toronto and working with a bunch of Canadians. I think a lot of people do this. Remember that NYT American accent test from about 5 years ago?

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...-quiz-map.html

Even though I think of the way I talk as not really changing over time, depending on what questions I get, it localizes my accent to all the states in my user name, except Minnesota, :-) It even relatively accurately locates my accent within those states to the parts I lived in. It's almost kind of eerie.
I thought he was Canadian. lol

I'm usually pretty bad at identifying accents, but these two sound completely different from each other, to me.
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Old 02-01-2019, 11:48 AM
 
Location: So Cal
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Yeah that's part of that, but I feel like the first guys has picked up a slight Canadian accent. Probably comes from living in Toronto and working with a bunch of Canadians. I think a lot of people do this. Remember that NYT American accent test from about 5 years ago?

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...-quiz-map.html

Even though I think of the way I talk as not really changing over time, depending on what questions I get, it localizes my accent to all the states in my user name, except Minnesota, :-) It even relatively accurately locates my accent within those states to the parts I lived in. It's almost kind of eerie.

Fun quiz, by the way. I've lived in the same area my whole life, Southern California, but apparently my accent is more Northern California and Seattle.
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Old 02-01-2019, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Naples Island
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Over 50% of native English speakers in New Jersey do not possess the “Mary-marry-merry” merger, which is a discernible feature of almost every other English accent in North America, including the accents of nearby Upstate New York, Northern Pennsylvania and Western New England. Due to the differentiation of the vowel pronunciations in the words “Mary,” “marry” and “merry” in all of the local accents of New Jersey, you will sound “veh-ry” different from a “veery” large majority of Americans, even if your personal accent is fully rhotic (i.e., pronunciation of the consonant “R” sound where the letter “R” has historically occurred after vowels and at the end of words).
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Old 02-01-2019, 12:17 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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Over 50% of native English speakers in New Jersey do not possess the “Mary-marry-merry” merger, which is a discernible feature of almost every other English accent in North America, including the accents of nearby Upstate New York, Northern Pennsylvania and Western New England. Due to the differentiation of the vowel pronunciations in the words “Mary,” “marry” and “merry” in all of the local accents of New Jersey, you will sound “veh-ry” different from a “veery” large majority of Americans, even if your personal accent is fully rhotic (i.e., pronunciation of the consonant “R” sound where the letter “R” has historically occurred after vowels and at the end of words).
This is interesting. There's no difference in the pronunciation of those 3 words on the West Coast. Or maybe I should specify: the West Coast north of SoCal? And what's with the "veery"? I've never heard that. You'd think that if a large majority of Americans speaks that way, I'd have heard it, but I've only rarely left the West Coast or Southwest. I've had friends from the Midwest, but they spoke the same as us West Coasters.
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Old 02-01-2019, 12:57 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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Tell me if you can detect an accent, if is same, or is different

Both these two went to same HS, and grew up in same relative area

I ask you people of Los Angeles Metro


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a24ATRZVUBM


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVD3WPRD8C0
The first dude, JVR, I think all of the time he's spending in America's hat is rubbing off on him a touch. I'm picking u a slight slight change in the way he speaks from the second dude.

People subconsciously start picking up local / regional dialects sometimes.
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