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Dialect Quiz

Posted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 10:05 pm
by bnjtokyo
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 ... z-map.html

There is also a link to the underlying academic website;

Re: Dialect Quiz

Posted: Sun Dec 22, 2013 6:40 pm
by Perry Lassiter
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.

Re: Dialect Quiz

Posted: Wed May 28, 2014 7:14 am
by blue.bear
It's kind of funny for foreigners to do this quiz :)

Re: Dialect Quiz

Posted: Wed May 28, 2014 8:11 am
by bnjtokyo
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?