What's your accent?

A forum for discussing US dialects (accents).
Perry Lassiter
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Re: What's your accent?

Postby Perry Lassiter » Sat Aug 01, 2015 4:41 pm

Is it true that Japanese culture is heavily built on corporate culture and shame if one does not fit in? Individualism discouraged?
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Re: What's your accent?

Postby Perry Lassiter » Sat Aug 01, 2015 4:48 pm

South was third choice for me after Philadelphia and NE. But I did spend considerable time in speech related courses going for a "general American" accent aka radio-tv style.
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bbeeton
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Re: What's your accent?

Postby bbeeton » Tue Oct 27, 2020 3:46 pm

The quiz says I must be from Philadelphia but if not, then from somewhere nearby, which includes Baltimore, which is indeed correct phonologically, if perhaps questionable geographically. The decision is based on only the vowel quality; I wonder if precision might be enhanced by checking on some vocabulary.

I've been a Providence, Rhode Island, resident since college, and haven't internalized any of the local accents (there are several variants), but can mimic elements of them when pressed, and get along quite comfortably with the local idiosyncratic vocabulary.


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