#1
So this is kind of cool.

http://aschmann.net/AmEng/

Where do you live? Is that how you sound?

I'm from the Inland North, but I like to think I have a slightly less north-midwestern raised open vowel sound placing me in the General American category so prized by news and broadcast peoples.

EDIT: Different linky-poo
http://www.pbs.org/pov/americantongues/photo_gallery_map.php#.UtE277RZpco
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#4
****, way to go UG, you broke it, I swear it worked like 15 minutes ago.
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#5
All Americans sound the same anyway. Whiny and annoying

Apart from those "yee-haw" hillbilly types
#6
The American accent probably desends from the SouthWest UK accents. Which would explain why James Hetfield sounds like a pirate when singing Master of Puppets!!!!
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#9
It always tells me I have no regional accent, and talk how people on TV would talk
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#10
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It always tells me I have no regional accent, and talk how people on TV would talk


This.
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#11
I always get second hand embarrassment for American tourists when I hear them talking here, the other day I was in Subway and this american family came in and the mom said in this real loud nasally Jewish New York accent, "Hey, I want a cup of COUGHFEE, do you guys have COUGHFEE", why put so much emphasis on the word coffee.
#13
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This seems interesting. I wish it worked.

Yeah, me too.
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#15
I'm from western Pennsylvania which has a reputation for a pretty distinctive local accent/dialect ("Pittsburghese"), but I pretty much just speak in a generic voice without a regional accent. I'm kinda thankful that the local accent hasn't rubbed off on me because some of the hallmarks of it are just SO grating to my ears (wash="worsh," downtown="dahntahn," etc)
#17
This Dawn vs Don thing is messing with my head. Cot, caught...
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#18
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The American accent probably desends from the SouthWest UK accents. Which would explain why James Hetfield sounds like a pirate when singing Master of Puppets!!!!


The variety spoken in the 1600s, yes.


I find American accents interesting but have never really been compelled to analyse them in any depth.
#21
american accents are just terrible
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#22
I probably have some boring Western US accent with a touch of an awful American South accent via living in Houston for eight years.
#24
I don't have an American accent, but going by the map, I should have a hybrid of Northern New England, North Central, and The West.
#26
inland North master race

Rod Serling is our example
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#28
I don't have an accent, everyone else does though.

EDIT: That site is the biggest wall of text I've ever seen.
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