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Ok, so for some reason I've been thinking about this today.

I think I have a pretty plain, flat accent. There's nothing special about it. I'm from central Kentucky, not the rural areas.

Would people from New Jersey or Scotland or somewhere think I have a strange accent?
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Ehhh...I don't really have anything to record it with.
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Quote by Lord Of Donkeys
Ok, so for some reason I've been thinking about this today.

I think I have a pretty plain, flat accent. There's nothing special about it. I'm from central Kentucky, not the rural areas.

Would people from New Jersey or Scotland or somewhere think I have a strange accent?


Of course. Not so sure about NJ, but Scotland for sure.
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I've always kind of wondered that, as well.

Because, while my accent isn't a thick Southern accent, I do occasionally slip up and have a few drawls. Other than that, it's more or less just an average US accent, I guess.

I've always wondered if people from other places would be able to tell I'm Southern, or if they had different guess.

And, no, I don't have any real way of recording. Sorry. =/
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i have a very hard to detect, but still there, Texan accent
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#12
Do californians have an accent? This perplexes me.
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I've tape recorded myself speaking to see if I have an accent, very faint Philadelphia/New Jersey-ish accents occasionally come out.
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Us Argentinians all have the same exact accent when we speak English. In a way it makes sense.... but its funny how that happens.

I cant spot Canadians =(.

Uk/european accent is cool but sometimes hard to follow. I watch that show Never Mind the Buzzcocks but something i get lost.

Anywho.
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Do californians have an accent? This perplexes me.
yea, but we talk like people in the movies, so its the right accent.
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I've always kind of wondered that, as well.

Because, while my accent isn't a thick Southern accent, I do occasionally slip up and have a few drawls. Other than that, it's more or less just an average US accent, I guess.

I've always wondered if people from other places would be able to tell I'm Southern, or if they had different guess.

And, no, I don't have any real way of recording. Sorry. =/


Same here, but mine's a bit more pronounced. I can record if you guys want.
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if i could hear it, i could tell you. otherwise i have no idea what i would think of your accent.

im from southeast pennsylvania, and i think my accent is pretty plain. but who knows, people from other areas probably find it weird. i thinks it probably like a mix of philadelphia and pa dutch accent. so actually, its probably weird.
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Everywhere I go people can tell I'm from Pittsburgh. So I guess everyone has an accent, we just get used to hearing ours.
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yea, but we talk like people in the movies, so its the right accent.

and the "right" American English accent was based off of the Great Lakes region


we talk like the TV
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Us Argentinians all have the same exact accent when we speak English. In a way it makes sense.... but its funny how that happens.

I cant spot Canadians =(.

Uk/european accent is cool but sometimes hard to follow. I watch that show Never Mind the Buzzcocks but something i get lost.

Anywho.

I'm Argentinian and my English accent is different because I also lived and learned English in Israel.
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i went to the bahamas and asked this guy if there were any music shops nearby jus to check out what they have down there and im from virginia. i dont think i have much of an accent but i only have a few words that i say differetn like 'minners' (minnows) 'sammich' (sandwich) and a couple others i cant think of but music is not one of them. the guy thought i was saying buisiness. wut the hell. how can u confuse music with buisness
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Do us Canadians sound weird to Americans? I've only been to the northern states a long time ago, but I had always wondered if there's that much of a difference.
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Do us Canadians sound weird to Americans? I've only been to the northern states a long time ago, but I had always wondered if there's that much of a difference.



not weird, but i can usually spot a canadian accent. certain words just sound different.
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i don't think i have an accent, i live in Toronto and i sound like someone who lives in a north american city, but my cousins insist i have an accent, they're from atlantic Canada, they pronounce golf galf, the say eh at the end of every other sentence and they draw out the a sound in words with ar, like staarted or apaart.

you probably sound funny to someone from brooklyn or something like that
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Everywhere I go people can tell I'm from Pittsburgh. So I guess everyone has an accent, we just get used to hearing ours.


I'm from pittsburgh as well. I dont think I have an accent, though i met a few New Jersey people the other day dn could hear a bit of New Yorker in their voices. I also met a south african woman last week. She actually had a very beautiful voice. She talked so softly, at first i thought it was australian.

But im from the burg so i can say YUNZ and ruff (for roof) and iggle (for eagle).
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if i could hear it, i could tell you. otherwise i have no idea what i would think of your accent.

im from southeast pennsylvania, and i think my accent is pretty plain. but who knows, people from other areas probably find it weird. i thinks it probably like a mix of philadelphia and pa dutch accent. so actually, its probably weird.


I think you live by me or my school? Palletown road sounds way familiar? Is it by Bethlehem?

Also, what do European people ( Women ) think of American accents?
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I think you live by me or my school? Palletown road sounds way familiar? Is it by Bethlehem?

Also, what do European people ( Women ) think of American accents?



hahahahahahahaha. no no no. Pallet Town. its the town you start at in the original pokemon games. lol.

but i do live in PA. so its ok.
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I cant spot Canadians =(.

That's because Canadians don't really have a very noticeable accent. The only Canadians with noticeable accents are those from the east coast (Specifically Newfoundland).
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hahahahahahahaha. no no no. Pallet Town. its the town you start at in the original pokemon games. lol.

but i do live in PA. so its ok.


Haha man. I thought that but then was like nahhh he must live by Quakertown or something.
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Haha man. I thought that but then was like nahhh he must live by Quakertown or something.



haha. nope. i live in lancaster.
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I'm Argentinian and my English accent is different because I also lived and learned English in Israel.
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roll an R ... or.... didn't happen.......
In Argentina i had a friend who came from Israel when she was 8 or something like that, and her and her sisters couldn't roll the R. it was funny for immature 7 graders.
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roll an R ... or.... didn't happen.......
In Argentina i had a friend who came from Israel when she was 8 or something like that, and her and her sisters couldn't roll the R. it was funny for immature 7 graders.

Rolling R's isn't that hard..
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I've tape recorded myself speaking to see if I have an accent, very faint Philadelphia/New Jersey-ish accents occasionally come out.


Do us new jersians have accents? Ive been living in NJ pretty much my whole life i woudnt find my accent different since it's pretty fast paced like most people.
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Do us new jersians have accents? Ive been living in NJ pretty much my whole life i woudnt find my accent different since it's pretty fast paced like most people.

Nop, but your wooter ice and wawa hoagie stores might!
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Nop, but your wooter ice and wawa hoagie stores might!


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I have whats called a 'midwestern' accent, which basically means no accent whatsoever. I have a low, boring monotone.

Interestingly, I find that when I speak to people who have an accent, after I've spoken to them for awhile their accent tends to wear off on me.
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Quote by Lord Of Donkeys
Ok, so for some reason I've been thinking about this today.

I think I have a pretty plain, flat accent. There's nothing special about it. I'm from central Kentucky, not the rural areas.

Would people from New Jersey or Scotland or somewhere think I have a strange accent?


I'm assuming you're from Lexington or thereabouts, you probably have a more southern sounding accent than you think, I'm from Louisville and people from the west coast and the northeast always tell me I have a southern accent, where really I don't think I do.
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Nop, but your wooter ice and wawa hoagie stores might!


what are the chances! i just came back from wawa a few hours ago LOL, after i finished gigging at battle of the bands me and my friend went to wawa straight, then ritas

Wawa has amazing ice tea's.
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The accents in America are southern, texan, minnesotian and possibly some other but I have never noticed any other type of accents. Where I am from, from what an english professor told me, we speak english with no accent. Although I myself tend to emphasize the wrong syllables in words for some reason and I have been told I have weird annunciation(sp?).
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The accents in America are southern, texan, minnesotian and possibly some other but I have never noticed any other type of accents. Where I am from, from what an english professor told me, we speak english with no accent. Although I myself tend to emphasize the wrong syllables in words for some reason and I have been told I have weird annunciation(sp?).


there are a lot of American accents, theres a few west coast accents, three southern accents that I can think of, a couple of different northeastern accents, etc. It sort how some people think theres only one English accent when in fact there are several.
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