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Do you have an accent?
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If you speak English (I'm almost positive that you do) you probably don't think you have an accent, right? Wrong. I found an article on Wikipedia (Yes, I know it's not always reliable) and it actually listed a lot of different accents you wouldn't even think about at first. I searched some of the accents on Youtube as well. So what do you think, do you have an accent?

I sometimes get questioned about the way I speak. Even though I was born in North America, I speak a little strange. I don't pronounce T's in certain words (like certain xD) and several other things. My friends used to make fun of me for saying "Straw-burrees" instead of "Straw-behhrees".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_dialects_of_the_English_language
Check it out then post here. Tell us what accent you have.
Please, no flaming, cussing, etc.
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Posted 6/2/09
I have a weird accent, I actually don't think it's considered to be an accent :\
Posted 6/2/09
I don't have an accent, rather just a voice.
Posted 6/2/09
people say i have a accent but i don't hear it at all =T
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I have distinct accents that come and go having lived all across America and several places abroad in my lifetime. The most notable is that I slip into a very heavy Southern Belle accent at times, mostly when I am talking about my time living in the South. But I grew up most of my formative years as a Yankee in New Jersey, which is also a very distinctive accent. I don't so much as slip into that one as certain words I say have a New England sort of ring to them. Like the fact I sometimes still say "warsh" your clothes, etc. This, again, depends on how much I am paying attention to what I am saying as well. I try to speak with some semblance of understandable enunciation, but sometimes I forget to check myself.
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Well, in foreign place I go, I have a Canadian accent.
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Posted 6/2/09

mkatgot3 wrote:

I have distinct accents that come and go having lived all across America and several places abroad in my lifetime. The most notable is that I slip into a very heavy Southern Belle accent at times, mostly when I am talking about my time living in the South. But I grew up most of my formative years as a Yankee in New Jersey, which is also a very distinctive accent. I don't so much as slip into that one as certain words I say have a New England sort of ring to them. Like the fact I sometimes still say "warsh" your clothes, etc. This, again, depends on how much I am paying attention to what I am saying as well. I try to speak with some semblance of understandable enunciation, but sometimes I forget to check myself.


Oooh! Those accents sound so cool > 0 < I like slipping in some weird slang when I speak as well. The fact that I grew up with a fobby family left me with some weird words and mixes of Chinese and Filipino. I have a habit of using my Filipino accent whenever I'm around family. It's really distinguishable when Filipinos speak English because they pronounce consonants differently. It's hard to explain, my mum says they pronounce words "harder" but I don't know if that helps XD My friends say I can pull off a Brit accent pretty well. I've got that whole stereotypical Canadian "eh" thing going on when I talk. The way I talk variates really, depending on how I am. Gangster accents/slang is easy to pull off as well. I should try a southern twang sometime. I don't really pay attention to how I talk, but I'm pretty sure it sounds pretty slurred. If you Google Toronto Accent, Wikipedia should give you something to explain since I'm not that great at it. Haha. Do Southern people have any unique words that others don't normally use?
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sky_blu wrote:

Well, in foreign place I go, I have a Canadian accent.


Ahaha. Me too. What part of Canada, may I ask?
Posted 6/2/09
Uhh...
not really...or at least I can't tell :]
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sky_blu wrote:

Well, in foreign place I go, I have a Canadian accent.


Same here.. O_O
Or they assume I have an american accent..
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a blend, some people say they can still here South African English as well as welsh english mixed together in my
accent

hmm*looks at south African slang page on wiki*
boer - literally “farmer” in Afrikaans. English-speaking people use the word to indicate an Afrikaans farmer, especially in a derogatory way, like “country bumpkin”; but Afrikaners use it with much more pride, indicating a person with a deep love of the soil of Africa, a provider of food. < so this is what my dad meant when he said he'd marry me off to a nice boer?...help...I’m not a celebrity but would you please get me out of here! lol :P
Posted 6/2/09
When I go to California, people tell me I have a Jersey accent.
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your mum has a accent
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I don't know about the accent, but I do stutter a lot when I don't know what the hell am I saying or when I am suddenly caught off guard.
Thus, I say stuff that doesn't even make sense.
Per day, I can easily make a blooper reel of 20 mins or so.

I think fast but my mouth is lagging behind.


lol
Posted 6/2/09
yes i do
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