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2013-05-12 09:18:04 AM
3 votes:
The map kind of fails to show the linguistic diversity of the Maritime provinces. Anyone can tell a Cape Bretoner does not sound the same as a mainlander. Also, NS has a big region that's predominantly French speaking along the Bay of Fundy.

Newfoundland looks about right, except the accent shouldn't be the same colour as the rest ofr Atlantic Canada.  Anyone raised outside of the Avalon penninsula is nigh on impossible to understand.

To those who've never heard the rural Newfoundland outport accent, think of two Irish twins who made up their own  language from early childhood, are still speaking it as adults, but have been drinking since before noon.
2013-05-11 11:53:23 PM
3 votes:

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: I had a teacher once tell us that she hated teaching French to kids from New Jersey because they drop their T's in the middle of words. And periodically, decades later, I'll find myself repeatedly saying "mountain" out loud as "moun'ain," and blow my mind again.

/moun'ain, foun'ain, Mon'enegro...


My older brother was born and spent his first 3 years in Germany, he also looks a lot like our dad who is half Cherokee. In high school he took Spanish 1 and the first day that they practiced he said the teacher listened to him, got a weird look on his face left and came back with another teacher and asked him to repeat what he just said, when he did both teachers cracked up, they noticed he was getting upset so they apologized and explained that it was just weird hearing a native American speaking Spanish with a German accent.
2013-05-11 11:58:14 PM
2 votes:
People from CT have no accent, we are the standard by which all others are measured.

/that is all
2013-05-12 02:27:25 AM
1 votes:

Bonzo_1116: AirForbes1: OscarTamerz: So in all of California only Frisco has a different accent which is differentiated by whether on rhymes with Dawn or Don, which I've never heard pronounced differently.

The clearest indication somebody ISN'T from San Francisco or the Bay Area is if they call it "Frisco". I've been living in the New York metropolitan area since 2008 and I refuse to call Manhattan "The City", because to me San Francisco will always be The City.

/csb

The best way to tell if a Californian is from northern or southern California is to ask them directions to their house.

If they say something like "Take the 5 to the 110 north, then go left at the xxxx exit" they're from southern California.  If they say "Take 101 north, then get on 880..." they're from the Bay Area.  Our freeways down here are THE freeways.


And y'know if your linguistic analysis failed, you'd know where they live, which is also a good way to find out where they live.
2013-05-12 12:43:31 AM
1 votes:

RangerTaylor: I'm glad to be vindicated.  When I spent a few years in New Orleans, I insisted to people that they had a NY accent, and everyone looked at me weird.

Ha!

I am invincible!


Grandmother is from the West Bank originally and yes folks from New Orleans have an almost NYC accent with just a slight hint of a southern drawl.
2013-05-12 12:20:41 AM
1 votes:

Pribar: Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: I had a teacher once tell us that she hated teaching French to kids from New Jersey because they drop their T's in the middle of words. And periodically, decades later, I'll find myself repeatedly saying "mountain" out loud as "moun'ain," and blow my mind again.

/moun'ain, foun'ain, Mon'enegro...

My older brother was born and spent his first 3 years in Germany, he also looks a lot like our dad who is half Cherokee. In high school he took Spanish 1 and the first day that they practiced he said the teacher listened to him, got a weird look on his face left and came back with another teacher and asked him to repeat what he just said, when he did both teachers cracked up, they noticed he was getting upset so they apologized and explained that it was just weird hearing a native American speaking Spanish with a German accent.


I once got a German visitor from work, so I decided to use my limited college German skills to exchange pleasantries. He told me I spoke German with a Norweigian accent; apparently something I'd picked up from my professor.
2013-05-12 12:19:50 AM
1 votes:

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Pribar: Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: I had a teacher once tell us that she hated teaching French to kids from New Jersey because they drop their T's in the middle of words. And periodically, decades later, I'll find myself repeatedly saying "mountain" out loud as "moun'ain," and blow my mind again.

/moun'ain, foun'ain, Mon'enegro...

My older brother was born and spent his first 3 years in Germany, he also looks a lot like our dad who is half Cherokee. In high school he took Spanish 1 and the first day that they practiced he said the teacher listened to him, got a weird look on his face left and came back with another teacher and asked him to repeat what he just said, when he did both teachers cracked up, they noticed he was getting upset so they apologized and explained that it was just weird hearing a native American speaking Spanish with a German accent.

I feel for him. I speak French with a Provençal accent and get the weirdest looks. It's like a Chinese guy with a Cajun accent speaking English.


CSB, in my grad school in Memphis, some good ole boys came to visit during alumni weekend. They spotted a Sikh in the computer lab and said "haw, I bet you have trouble understanding that feller."

We sure did, because he came from southern Georgia and had the thickest drawl you ever heard, with only a slight hint of Indian. He did say "mang" a lot too, for some unknown reason.
2013-05-12 12:06:48 AM
1 votes:
The Baltimore accent is not the same as a south Jersey accent.

/gotta love that thick Essex accent hun.
2013-05-12 12:05:16 AM
1 votes:

Pribar: Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: I had a teacher once tell us that she hated teaching French to kids from New Jersey because they drop their T's in the middle of words. And periodically, decades later, I'll find myself repeatedly saying "mountain" out loud as "moun'ain," and blow my mind again.

/moun'ain, foun'ain, Mon'enegro...

My older brother was born and spent his first 3 years in Germany, he also looks a lot like our dad who is half Cherokee. In high school he took Spanish 1 and the first day that they practiced he said the teacher listened to him, got a weird look on his face left and came back with another teacher and asked him to repeat what he just said, when he did both teachers cracked up, they noticed he was getting upset so they apologized and explained that it was just weird hearing a native American speaking Spanish with a German accent.


I feel for him. I speak French with a Provençal accent and get the weirdest looks. It's like a Chinese guy with a Cajun accent speaking English.
2013-05-12 12:05:00 AM
1 votes:
Well, this explains why all y'all sound funny.
2013-05-12 12:01:00 AM
1 votes:

meyerkev: I find it absolutely hilarious that San Francisco has a midwestern accent.

/Of course, given that everyone here seems to have followed: Grew up in Midwest -> Lived in shiatty apartment in the Valley to avoid commute -> got married and bought house in East Bay (and then biatch about the 880 commute because there is no mass transit between the East Bay and the Valley, and there's only 1 freeway), I can't say I'm surprised.
//And the natives seem to have all said: "Fark this, I'm moving somewhere cheaper because a nice 2 BR, 2 BA house is 1.3 million CASH."


Richmond, VA has some weird pocket where people say "aboot," and "soorry"
2013-05-11 11:59:59 PM
1 votes:
Map fails without Ottawa Valley regional accent.
2013-05-11 11:43:46 PM
1 votes:
Yeah but is it, Duck-Duck-Goose or Duck-Duck-Grey Duck?

...and is it grey or gray?
2013-05-11 07:14:34 PM
1 votes:
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