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If you are American.
 
Dhampy  posted on Jan 01, 2010 2:02:32 PM - Report post

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I can't understand my friend from Oregon. He has a thicker southern accent than folks from Indiana (Indiana is, by far, the most southern state).
 
airhead  posted on Jan 01, 2010 2:05:36 PM - Report post

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quote:
originally posted by Dancer

You say Dancer
like, DIANSUUR.


I said it DINE URR SUAR

Then I realized I'm blind. That clearly does not say dinosuar.

 
Dhampy  posted on Jan 01, 2010 2:11:15 PM - Report post

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Accents have less to do with where you're from than what accent you're around the most when you're learning to talk. You can be in Zimbabwe and if your family and caretakers speak with a Swedish accent, your accent will be more Swedish than Zimbabweish.
 
Foxxie-kun  posted on Jan 01, 2010 2:30:52 PM - Report post

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Indeed, and despite me spending 3 years in Alabama, I retained my Pacific Northwestern accent because my mom and direct relations all speak with that accent.

I also like Scottish, Irish, and some Spanish accents (Antonio Banderez is the best Latin-flavored voice ever).

However, I HATE the poor neighborhood black people dialects of English. This includes people who use "Dog", "yo", and other idioms in everyday speech, as it makes them sound like idiots.

 
Dhampy  posted on Jan 01, 2010 2:37:37 PM - Report post

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I made the decision to intentionally adopt a Wisconsin accent, as I grew up in the Army and so had a mixture of many American accents and also quite a bit of German. No one can place the accent of an Army brat, because there really isn't an accent...there's LOTS of accents.
 
KiddCold  posted on Jan 01, 2010 2:48:48 PM - Report post

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I don't know what kind I really have. I mean because you have the U.P and south(Michigan) I know I partly have a ghetto one, had a lot of friends from flint/Detroit and it rubs off on you, in less i'm around a cop.
 
nimbledude  posted on Jan 01, 2010 2:51:56 PM - Report post

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Accents have less to do with where you're from than what accent you're around the most when you're learning to talk. You can be in Zimbabwe and if your family and caretakers speak with a Swedish accent, your accent will be more Swedish than Zimbabweish.

Zimbabweish?!

 
Dhampy  posted on Jan 01, 2010 2:55:54 PM - Report post

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quote:
originally posted by Dhampy

Accents have less to do with where you're from than what accent you're around the most when you're learning to talk. You can be in Zimbabwe and if your family and caretakers speak with a Swedish accent, your accent will be more Swedish than Zimbabweish.

Zimbabweish?!

Well, it's not Rhodesia anymore so there isn't a demonym that rolls off the tongue like "Rhodesian" does.

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