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#4558030 - 02/28/21 03:51 AM Where are you from? test  
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What does the way you speak say about where you’re from? Answer all the questions below to see your personal dialect map.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/upshot/dialect-quiz-map.html

say I am from LEXINGTON CHATTANOOGA KNOXVILLE ???????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#4558038 - 02/28/21 08:46 AM Re: Where are you from? test [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Well they I'm from NT,CT and R.I been in ohio close to 20 years and they say I have a Boston accent














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#4558053 - 02/28/21 01:27 PM Re: Where are you from? test [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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As a norwegian it seems that my english is more simular to dialects in eastern USA.

Most simular: Boston, New York and Miami.
Least simular: Grand Rapids, Detroit and Toledo.

#4558055 - 02/28/21 01:36 PM Re: Where are you from? test [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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For me the test was amazingly accurate. The map results showed that I was most similar to South Florida.


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#4558056 - 02/28/21 01:38 PM Re: Where are you from? test [Re: Wigean]  
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Originally Posted by Wigean


Most simular: Boston, New York and Miami.


This result makes no sense to me because each of these cities have very different accents and jargon.


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#4558059 - 02/28/21 02:26 PM Re: Where are you from? test [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted by Wigean


Most simular: Boston, New York and Miami.


This result makes no sense to me because each of these cities have very different accents and jargon.



May be it makes sort of sense since I am a foreigner?

A dialect is a result of living in an area for a long periode of time. And you probably have to be native.

My english is a result of several random sources and might have confused the dialect-quiz. biggrin

#4558069 - 02/28/21 04:22 PM Re: Where are you from? test [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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#4558081 - 02/28/21 05:32 PM Re: Where are you from? test [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Scary accurate....Baton Rouge LA, Tallahassee FL, or Jacksonville FL. Live in the latter.

#4558089 - 02/28/21 06:00 PM Re: Where are you from? test [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Gong!

It says I am from Irving, Austin or Ft Worth, TX.



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#4558093 - 02/28/21 06:22 PM Re: Where are you from? test [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Not bad. Primarily eastern Pennsylvania (born and raised, my brother and both sisters still live there) with a strong influence in the southeast in general and the Carolinas in particular (total of five years in the Carolinas and nearly a year in Mississippi the in the Air Force, all in my late teens through early twenties) and the St. Louis area (close, I've lived in south central Missouri for 19 years), some influence from central/southern California (17 years in and around Los Angeles) and a slight Alaskan trait (three years in the Air Force). What it got wrong was a notable influence from Colorado, New Mexico, and southeastern Arizona, all of which I've only passed through at best.

Overall, I'd give it a B-.


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#4558096 - 02/28/21 06:33 PM Re: Where are you from? test [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Seattle. I guess it makes some sense as it is close to the Canadian border. I live an hour North of Toronto though, other side of the country.


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#4558099 - 02/28/21 06:40 PM Re: Where are you from? test [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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im a new yorker, and even though in brazil we use truck, i know americans call something else truck, so because i was taught english under her majesty rules i just picked lorry lol.

#4558108 - 02/28/21 07:35 PM Re: Where are you from? test [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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It had me all over the map, literally and figuratively. I think it's because my parents came from one area, so I learned some of their dialects, but I grew up in a different place that had a lot of people that moved there from other places, and then I have been living in a third place for 30 years, so I think I soaked up terms and pronunciations from a lot of different places. The specific places they listed me as being from are places that I have either never been to or just passed through briefly (southern Arizona), but the map colors were very similar over most of it.


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#4558123 - 02/28/21 09:27 PM Re: Where are you from? test [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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It got me right. It still feels to me that my area is the only place that says "pop" for soda pop. I have always got funny looks anywhere else when I say it. Many of my older family from south western Pennsylvania would say "yins" instead of you guys, or y'all. My aunt would always say things like, "yins have your breakfast yet?'.

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#4558161 - 03/01/21 08:16 AM Re: Where are you from? test [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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*chuckle*
It has me all over the place, but kind of farthest from the areas where Germans might have left a trace, or from where you'd expect my school (british) English should have me end.

Okay, third is New York, that might still be close, but top raking were Honolulu and Glendale (California) dizzy

At least for the least similar it's more consistent, with Des Moines (Iowa), Akron and Toledo (both Ohio).

Then again, I am mangling the language for >20years in daily discussions with people from all over the world, mostly Germans and Austrians, but also plenty from China, India, Italy, Spain, Portugal, France, Bulgaria and other east Europeans, at a time Brits wre not so rare, but very few Americans...
And in published form, we are supposed to use American English dizzy

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#4558174 - 03/01/21 12:03 PM Re: Where are you from? test [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Where I work we have a transplant from Boston who was born and raised there and he recently moved to the Miami area about 2 years ago. Needless to say, everyone at work knew he was not from Florida as soon as they heard him speak. biggrin


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