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Old 04-18-2008, 12:30 PM
 
Location: South Dakota
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No. We don't have any accent or dialect differences at all. Now, why everybody else in the country does, but we don't, I can not explain. LOL!
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Old 04-19-2008, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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Smile Accent

I never thought that I had a South Dakota accent until I moved to Missouri. I moved here four years ago, and people sometimes ask me where I am from originally because of my accent. I think that it has faded with time, but still is apparent in certain words, mainly words with a long o sound, like 'Dakota' and 'notice.' I don't think it is a bad accent, but is evident to others.
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Old 04-19-2008, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Erie, PA
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I'm from northwestern PA and I lived in Rapid City for 2 years. There's a slight "Fargo" type accent (if that's what it's called) but it's not very heavy. I found the accent to be pretty "normal" if there is such a thing. One oddity: in SD, "supper" means lunch; I always thought "supper" was just another word for "dinner." Both western PA and western SD folks use the term "pop" for a cabonated soft drink, so that made me feel right at home.
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Old 04-19-2008, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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Everybody screws that up. hahaha

Get up in the morning and have Breakfast.

At noon, you have a light lunch, or a heavier Dinner.

In the evening, you have Supper.

At least that's the way I was raised in Eastern South Dakota. And yes, down there the "O" is more prounounced then it is in Rapid City.
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Old 04-19-2008, 05:41 PM
 
Location: So. Dak.
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If there is a long OOOOO pronunciation, it there because everyone tells OOOOOle and Lena jokes.
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Old 04-19-2008, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Erie, PA
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Everybody screws that up. hahaha

Get up in the morning and have Breakfast.

At noon, you have a light lunch, or a heavier Dinner.

In the evening, you have Supper.

At least that's the way I was raised in Eastern South Dakota. And yes, down there the "O" is more prounounced then it is in Rapid City.
Oops, I had that backwards, sorry
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Old 04-19-2008, 09:45 PM
 
Location: mid atlantic
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Great thread.....If i came out with a guy from the other side of the interstate from me (6 miles away) the difference between us would be you could understand me planely and not him....thick accent changes here over realatively small areas.

When i was in Ohio and Indiana I was told I have a southern accent...never thought I did tho.

Its same as i grew up here in MD/VA Elkhunter
Breakfast
Dinner- big meal middle of the day.
Supper - light snack/meal in evenings.

Cant wait to come out to Dakooota in a coupla weeks.
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Old 04-21-2008, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Long Beach Peninsula, WA
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Sometimes it is the pronunciation, i.e. I have always said "warsh" for wash. Don't know where the "r" comes from, but that is how my parents pronounced the word!
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Old 04-22-2008, 12:49 PM
 
Location: West Texas
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It makes us sound like we say "howdy y'all", "We're fixin' to have dinner", and "Our wrastling team won state"
Okay Chris!! Bein' a Texas transplant (from California) we say "y'all," "fixin' to," and "wrastlin'" but you have to get the context right!!

Y'all = All of YOU to exclude me.

Fixin' to = gettin' ready fer...

Wrastlin' is only done in the bedroom!!

~Rath (haha)
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Old 04-22-2008, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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Even up here we know that:

You'all is singular.
All you'all is plural.
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