(Closed) What is your Accent/Dialect?

posted 9 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Which is Closest to Your Accent/Dialect?

    General American

    New England

    New Jersey/ York (I know they are different but for simplicity's sake)

    "Southern" (specify)

    Mid-West

    Texan (specify)

    VERY Localized

    A Mix (please mark which ones)

    British Empire (specify- RBP, etc)

  • Post # 92
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    i have a mix, lol.  i didn’t vote for your NJ option because they really are very different…the NY-style accent is only in northeast NJ.  everywhere else has more of a PA/philadelphia influence, which is DISTINCTLY different.  it always cracks me up when i say i’m from NJ and people say, “ah, new JOISY.”  no, not “new joisy.”

    being from south jersey with a grandma from NB (so my mom had a bit of the midwest influence), i had a bit of the philadelpha, midwest, AND southern influences.  add to that the fact that i’ve been living in the UP for the last six years and i’ve picked up some of the yooper stuff as well.

    Fiance has the midwest with what almost sounds like a canadian influence, but i can’t imagine why.  it cracks me up when he apologises…he says “sore-y” and i’m used to hearing “sahr-y”.  maybe that’s a midwest thing too?

    Post # 93
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Midwest with a touch of “southside Chicago”. I over-anunciate short a’s. You can tell someone is from Chicago if they saw “Sahhhsige” instead of “sawsige” for sausage.

    Post # 94
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

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    @Mrs. Fireworks:Haha! I like that you say apparently! I didn’t realize I did until I left Chicago for college.

    Post # 95
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    Bee Keeper

    I was born in Baton Rouge, LA and raised around all Louisianians… but my parents moved to south Alabama  when I was about 8 so I think I picked up some of the Southern account from living there, too.

    Now I live in Tennessee and people here comment on my accent occasionally, but my Fiance warns everyone that I am one of those “crazy Cajun people” lol ( which I am not Cajun) and tells people when we watch Swamp People I am watching home videos.

    I have a pretty bad accent though… from what I have been told. I lived in Montana for a short while and people were definitely fascinated!

    Post # 96
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    Honey Beekeeper

    In my linguistics courses in college, it was discussed that the area I’m from — Cincinnati — is pretty neutral in terms of accents. Hard to say though, as I’ve lived there my whole life.

    Post # 97
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    In my head, I don’t have much of an accent, but as soon as I leave the south, people always start asking where I’m from. I’m not sure of the exact dialect, but it’s similar to one you might hear in GA or SC. There are an array of accents here in FL, but anywhere rural is where you will hear more southern tones. 

     

    Post # 98
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    Bumble bee

    I have a Midwest accent, which is more localized to St. Louis. I, however, do not say “warsh.”

    Post # 99
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I don’t know what my accent is. I live in FL, but I definitely don’t have a Southern accent.

    Post # 100
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 1992

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    @thehoneybear: I’ve noticed that most floridians I’ve met don’t.  They don’t even eat the same way the rest of the South does! I commented on it offhand to my mama one day, and she jokingly  told me the Florida was annexed to the North.

    Post # 101
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

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    @Kant: Yins better believe it!

    Post # 102
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I don’t think I have an accent normally, but when I go back home to Northeast PA, or call my mom on the phone, I can easily slip into my coal region accent.

    http://www.coalregion.com/Speak/speakB.htm

    It’s been ten years since I’ve left my hometown.  When I lived there I didn’t realize that I we had an accent.  Now I realize that it’s quite thick.  When Fiance first met my dad he thought he was Canadian.  haha

    Post # 103
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    “I wanted ta go swimmin’up da Greenie, but I forgot my baden suit, da frick!”

    “l’ll ketch up wit yiz; I gotta go ta da batroom.”

    “I asked my brudder fer some money but he dint have none.”

    I got pulled over onnacowna I had too many kortz at da hozie last night.”

    Post # 104
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I was born in southern California so I’m pretty sure I have a plain boring non accent. However when I was a teenager I did say like a lot…”valley girl ish”. (not sure if it was an age thing or a geographical thing). I now live in Arizona and the accents are the same here just general American 🙂

    Post # 105
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Amazing how were all from the same place yet talk differently.

     

    I have a Philly accent 100%, so idk is it a NY/NJ mix??  When I travel people think I’m from NY.  I say “wooder” instead of water.  And all the other philly-idioms.

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