Skip to comments.What is your American dialect?
Posted on 09/16/2013 11:54:23 AM PDT by Theoria
Language dialect is something that we often pick up unconsciously, so I find it an interesting if narcissistic project to query my own dialect affinities. The above was generated using a 140 question test (warning: server often slow). In case you were curious, my most similar city (to my dialect) is Sunnyvale, California. Though most of my life has been spent on the West coast of the United States, I did spend my elementary age years in upstate New York. You can see evidence of that in the heat-map. There are particular words I use and pronunciations that I have which I know are probably relics of my formative years, but it was a little surprising that this survey picked up on that, as I thought most of them had disappeared.
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Too many people reading the article and trying to take the test I guess.
I speak SlimPickenese, sorta the way Robert Duvall has learned to talk. It comes naturally to us in rural AZ.
Yinz think this is a heat map n’at???
Their server was overloaded!
Ping to myself for later
Notice where Missouri laps over into southern Iowa...
I’m a native Californian, but the last time I took one of these linguistic tests, it pegged me in the dead center of the Midwest. Probably a remnant of my Army brat upbringing.
Fortunately my parents did not move here to Picksburgh n’at until after I had learned to speak.
Dat dere link y’all ah posted taint a’workin’ fer me.
Yeah. Real interesting. You can really pick out Atlanta in Georgia and Charlotte region in NC. Just purely on his language testing.
I’ll have ta check back later. Have to red up da haas first!
I speak authentic frontier gibberish too.
Wouldnt an interactive sound data test be wonderful?
Id like to know how much of My Midwest Accent I have lost...since moving to God Forsake Northern California... forty some years ago.
theres probably some Broadcast industry consultant willing to run such tests for a few grand....../s
The map shows that the New Orleans “Yat” accent is similar to other southern dialects. IT IS NOT. It’s closer to a Brooklyn accent. And the Cajun dialect is also a different story!
I’m told that Brown Broadcasting Institute in Minneapolis will cure just about any accent...
I speak Hall County redneck, where we warsh and wrench our hands afore supper.
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