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Do you have an accent?
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maybe.....
i never notice....
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Everyone has an "accent" I probably sound like a Californian douche bag elongating my vowels, like A's and such.
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Since English is my 3rd language I probably do have accent when I talk.
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Kippu wrote:


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..


Wth is a American and Canadian accent sound like? .


Well guessing in other countries everyone has their own opinion on what accents are to them.

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Canadian accents do not sound like American accents at all really, well, places in Toronto, etc tend to sound similar to our Midwestern accent but not exactly the same. Maybe it's because I majored in linguistics that I notice such things, but most people do have accents of some sorts. I do not understand all these people saying they don't have one or that people from other areas "think" they have an accent. Hah.

Anyway, you asked if Southerners use any words that they don't use elsewhere? Uh, quite a few revolving around food that only people in the deep south would eat. Also there is an ingrained habit of calling everyone older than you or in an authoritative position "Miss" or "Mister" even if you have leave to use their first name. (Miss Judy, Mister Michael, etc.) This is something you do no matter your age, so I've seen 50 year old women do this to their seniors. Southern speech patterns tend to be more slow and polite than many other American accents. (And by polite I mean sound nicer, not that some of these people are actually more polite than others. Somehow when you say "She's ugly as sin, God bless her." it doesn't sound as bad as if you say "She's ugly!") There is quite a bit of turnaphrase used in different parts of the country. What you call a "cellar" or "basement" may be called something else somewhere. That's also to be taken into account. Other words like "soda" or "pop" or it's actually called just "coke" some place like Texas. In Texas if you ask for a "coke" the waitress will ask you what kind and then you must specify "coca cola" rather than a sprite.
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I don't even have an accent to fit my place of birth or origin. I have two full blooded Chinese parents and I was born in Canada, and no less NEWFOUNDLAND which has a very known accent, right b'y? I don't pronounce anything oddly unless its an accidental slur, but if you heard me, you'd probably guess I was American or someone like that.
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31 / F / Phoenix, AZ
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America has A LOT of accents. I do not see how "not having an accent" would lead people to believe you are American. But then again, if you ask the British if they have an accent, some will say that no they do not; that is just how English is supposed to be pronounced.
Posted 6/2/09
i spoke a lot Chinese accents even though i try to pronoun the word better in my english

Chines accents here
i know my english is bad so i am getting better
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29 / F / Canada
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ChickenPrincess wrote:

Ahaha. Me too. What part of Canada, may I ask?


I'm from Edmonton.



Kippu wrote:

Same here.. O_O
Or they assume I have an american accent..


When I was in Australia most people said I had an American accent. They think it sounds the same.
Posted 6/2/09
yea i do sorta lol im from kosova so i lik pronounce my Rs n Ss n stuff diffrent but i wanta thicker accents haha i lik accents lol
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Posted 6/2/09
It's not like we actually talk English in a country like this one
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21 / F / Philippines.
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I have the Filipino accent here.. but when i talk with americans or such..i have the american accent suddenly..
Posted 6/4/09 , edited 6/4/09
I do...and I hate it when I slip into other accents. Especially when I don't realize it and someone's looking at me really weird.
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Posted 6/4/09 , edited 6/4/09
Dunno, but I tend to change my accent to match the person I'm talking to.


No clue why I do that.
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spensaur wrote:

Everyone has an "accent" I probably sound like a Californian douche bag elongating my vowels, like A's and such.


:/ It's really hard to tell, eh? Ooooh! Canadian accent's comin' out x)
California scares me, I'm sorry >(
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