Dialect Quiz

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Dialect Quiz

Postby bnjtokyo » Sat Dec 21, 2013 10:05 pm

Have you seen the new dialect test in the NYTimes? It pegged me to within 100km of where I graduated from high school. Give it a try
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013 ... z-map.html

There is also a link to the underlying academic website;

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Re: Dialect Quiz

Postby Perry Lassiter » Sun Dec 22, 2013 6:40 pm

It gave a map for each expression, but not a final compilation. Also lacks place to insert more complicated situations, e.g. i say lunch and supper and reserve dinner for big meals, whatever the time of day. To me the space between street and sidewalk is neutral ground, though that is the New Orleans term for a boulevard.

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Re: Dialect Quiz

Postby blue.bear » Wed May 28, 2014 7:14 am

It's kind of funny for foreigners to do this quiz :)


Re: Dialect Quiz

Postby bnjtokyo » Wed May 28, 2014 8:11 am

Interesting observation Mr. Bear. What is your first language? Which dialect of English are you most familiar with? What were the results of the quiz for you? Do you think it reflects the dialect of the individual(s) from whom you learned English?

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