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Old 11-09-2014, 02:07 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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Actually its funny - when I was in Morocco quite a few people had mistaken me for being for being British (My ancestry is Scottish so that is ok in terms of how I look of course) but they had mistaken me even after I was speaking to them in my 'Canamerican' accent.. I thought wow that is weird the accent is completely different from British like totally.. Point being is you may not detect the difference between a 'Canadian' accent and American but it is certainly there. As soon as I cross the border from Canada to Buffalo which is only 120 km from Toronto I instantly notice a difference. The more familiar you would become with Canada and America the more you'd pick up on the differences... Even within Canada you can detect differences - listen to a native from Newfoundland
LOL A ''Canamerican'' accent sounds nothing like any of the British accents lol though Canadians can sound British-ish and their accents are not all that harsh. Some Americans sound arrogant when they talk.

Newfie Accent


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

W.T.F is he saying lol

Toronto Accents


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Viqax8LbzFw


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAFGxKou-Dg

Midwestern USA Accents


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEc_x8Jmazs


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQ5jjixo8NU
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Old 11-09-2014, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Northern Ireland
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Yea p london you have quite clearly never heard a Newfoundland accent
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Old 11-09-2014, 02:17 PM
 
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LOL A ''Canamerican'' accent sounds nothing like any of the British accents lol though Canadians can sound British-ish and their accents are not all that harsh. Some Americans sound arrogant when they talk.
How do people sound arrogant by accent alone? Get your hand off it.
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Old 11-09-2014, 02:38 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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How do people sound arrogant by accent alone? Get your hand off it.
It does, it sounds cockney
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Old 11-09-2014, 02:51 PM
 
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Yes, true. However as similar as the accents can be, an American and a Canadian can usually tell after a minute or so of conversation that they have slightly different ways of speaking.

Others outside of the US and Canada have a greater difficulty, like I do sometimes between a New Zealander and an Aussie.


hmm, most of the time I can pick when someone is Canadian rather than American - after they have been speaking for a little.
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Old 11-09-2014, 02:52 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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Yes, true. However as similar as the accents can be, an American and a Canadian can usually tell after a minute or so of conversation that they have slightly different ways of speaking.

Others outside of the US and Canada have a greater difficulty, like I do sometimes between a New Zealander and an Aussie.
I agree. After about a minute or so, I can hear the subtle differences. Southern Ontario especially still has the slight rounding of the "ou" vowel. To most American ears, the word 'about' sounds like 'aboot' but to my ears I can hear that the vowel is actually somewhere between an "ow" sound and an "oh" sound. I still speak with mainly a Bay Area accent and some people in San Diego will occasionally ask where I'm from as here, people tend to draw their vowels out more.
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Old 11-09-2014, 02:54 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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Actually its funny - when I was in Morocco quite a few people had mistaken me for being for being British (My ancestry is Scottish so that is ok in terms of how I look of course) but they had mistaken me even after I was speaking to them in my 'Canamerican' accent.. I thought wow that is weird the accent is completely different from British like totally.. Point being is you may not detect the difference between a 'Canadian' accent and American but it is certainly there. As soon as I cross the border from Canada to Buffalo which is only 120 km from Toronto I instantly notice a difference. The more familiar you would become with Canada and America the more you'd pick up on the differences... Even within Canada you can detect differences - listen to a native from Newfoundland
Remember, that accent in Buffalo is very distinct as that city is part of the north cities vowel shift. It runs from an area around the great lakes from upstate New York to Chicago. No one else in the US sounds quite like them.
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Old 11-09-2014, 03:04 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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LOL A ''Canamerican'' accent sounds nothing like any of the British accents lol though Canadians can sound British-ish and their accents are not all that harsh. Some Americans sound arrogant when they talk.

Newfie Accent


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

W.T.F is he saying lol

Toronto Accents


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Viqax8LbzFw


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAFGxKou-Dg

Midwestern USA Accents


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEc_x8Jmazs


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQ5jjixo8NU
The first Midwest girl has a North Cities Vowel Shift thing going on. She says 'tag' like 'tayg'. Her long 'o' also sounds more like a short 'a'. Typical of that accent. The Toronto guy was the easiest for me to understand. Only his 'ou' words really sounded different to me. The Newfoundlanders sounded like a cartoon.
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Old 11-09-2014, 03:04 PM
 
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It does, it sounds cockney
Cockney sounds "arrogant"? It sounds working class to me.
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Old 11-09-2014, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Northern Ireland
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He hasn't even been to America ignore him hes ignorant.
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