Skip to comments.What Kind of American Accent Do You Have?
Posted on 11/25/2011 4:19:03 PM PST by blam
What Kind of American Accent Do You Have?
November 24, 2011
To most Americans, an accent is something that only other people have, those other people usually being in New York, Boston, and the South. And of those other people, half of the ones you meet will swear they "don't have an accent."
Well, strictly speaking, the only way to not have an accent is to not speak. If you're from anywhere in the USA you have an accent (which may or may not be the accent of the place you're from). Go through this short quiz and you'll find out just which accent that is.
1. What is your age? Under 18 Years Old 18 to 24 Years Old 25 to 30 Years Old 31 to 40 Years Old 41 to 50 Years Old 51 to 60 Years Old Over 60 Years Old 2. What is your gender? Male Female
3. We're going to start with two ordinary words, "cot" and "caught." Do you think those words sound the same or different? Same Different Same, no wait I mean different, well, I don't know...
4. What about "don" and "dawn"? Same Different Same...ish. Maybe a little different.
5. OK, what about "stock" and "stalk"? Same Different Almost, but not quite, the same
6. Now then how do "collar" and "caller" sound? Same Different Almost, but not quite, the same
7. Do you think the word "on" rhymes with "dawn" or with "don"? dawn don Well, I don't think don and dawn sound any different in the first place so on would obviously rhyme with both
8. Moving on, what do you think about "Mary," "merry," and "marry"? All 3 sound different Mary and merry sound the same but marry is different from them All 3 sound the same
9. Our next word is "horrible." How does that first vowel sound? It's just like in the word "whore." It's the same "o" sound as in "hot." Neither one
10. Now for "pen" and "pin." Don't worry about what others say is correct, just tell us how they come out in an ordinary conversation. Same Different Close. Pen sounds almost, but not quite, like pin.
11. What about "feel" and "fill"? Same Different Well, I think they're different even though they sound very, very similar almost to the point of being the same
12. When you say "about," does the "ou" sound like the "ou" in "loud"? No Yes
13. Last question. When you say "bag" does it rhyme with "vague"? Yes No
I eat peecan pies.
Now. when buying toothpaste, do you present a discount coo-pon or que-pon?
Does Herb grow ‘erbs, or does ‘erb grow herbs?
I grew up saying kwun-ner up in Sussex County, New Jersey. No one had a problem with it until I moved to Oregone.
A guy named Jean Luc Picard with a British accent makes about as much sense as a cyborg from the future having a German accent.
|What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The South
That's a Southern accent you've got there. You may love it, you may hate it, you may swear you don't have it, but whatever the case, we can hear it.
|The Inland North||
|What American accent do you have?
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“The West” for me.
I guess it fits, having lived in California, Utah, Colorado.
LOL! It's certainly been a long time controversy.
Here in Ohio it's the opposite.
Growing up in Boston it was soda, but the old timers called it tonic.
But - when I visited relatives up north I was kidded about a Texas accent! So, I'm half and half, lol.
That’s a toughie—not positive, but I believe I say que-pons. How about you? Also there’s eye-ran and eee-rahn. I think I heard someone on the radio one time, might have been for the word Iran, use the two different pronunciations within the space of a few seconds.
I say ‘coo-pons’, that’s how I must have first heard it. There are lots of words I have a problem with, especially at a nursery, or a hardware store outlet, even a furniture store, though I can’t at the moment recall any of them. But there is always ‘chingaletta’, as a replacement for any word you don’t know or don’t know how to pronounce.
“Im from Virginny, born and raised,”
So do you say “about” in an odd fashion? I guess I do since I’ve had people ask me if I’m Canadian, but it’s just a bit of Tidewater accent from growing up in Virginia.
Hmm....this quiz/questionnaire about accents tells me that I have a Philadelphia accent.
Tell me what results you get.
The Northwest is well-known to have ‘no accent’. It’s how radio and tv people learn to speak so they can get a network/national job.
“You have a Midland accent” is just another way of saying “you don’t have an accent.” You probably are from the Midland (Pennsylvania, southern Ohio, southern Indiana, southern Illinois, and Missouri) but then for all we know you could be from Florida or Charleston or one of those big southern cities like Atlanta or Dallas. You have a good voice for TV and radio.
Not even close. I was born in on Long Island, but have lived in the Washington, DC suburbs since I was 6. It places me from Chicago or nearby.
Funny story to mark my spot. The new gal up the street is from Argentina and studying english. But she is embarrassed to speak it - but she does okay.
“But it is hard, so many words are same but mean different. Like ‘beach’.
A place for a vacation, or a mean girl.”
Raised outside Philly. They’re saying I’m from Boston. Other accent tests consistently call me Western or Neutral. Mother called it “cosmopolitan”, but there isn’t enough British English to rate cosmopolitan.
Yo! Tsup? Djeetyet?
That reminds me of a country song...