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    I'm from New York but people say I sound British. o3o

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    Quote Originally Posted by PopPrincess_Lyra View Post
    My accent is weird. It's American, but the words I pronounce them sort of British XD nya~
    Quote Originally Posted by HetaOni View Post
    I'm from New York but people say I sound British. o3o
    Damn it people there's no such thing as a British accent. Scotland, Wales and England are three very different countries with different ways of speaking
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rezzo View Post
    Damn it people there's no such thing as a British accent. Scotland, Wales and England are three very different countries with different ways of speaking
    If they actually truly had an accent in any of those areas, they would know about the difference. Some people just wish they had an accent they don't have. lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Josiah View Post
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    This is pretty cool. I'll save this for future use and show how great my accent is. Screw Grizzly's.
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    My accent is fairly neutral British English leaning towards Received Pronunciation.

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    I'm from the southeast of Ireland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rezzo View Post
    Damn it people there's no such thing as a British accent. Scotland, Wales and England are three very different countries with different ways of speaking
    Then I meant English. -3-

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    Are you incapable of reading?


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    I'm from Maryland, USA but my voice had a little mix of Mexican in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kreis View Post
    Are you incapable of reading?
    Seems that way.

    Anyway, I live in London, but as English isn't my first language and I learnt things the American way before coming to live in the UK, my accent does sound a bit weird and mish-mashed at times.

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    I've got a leicester accent, my dad's from up north, newcaste area so I sort of pick up on the way he pronounces stuff.

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    Stop wasting your time, guys; the OP hasn't been online since Feb 9th
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragontail View Post
    Stop wasting your time, guys; the OP hasn't been online since Feb 9th
    Incidentally, no one had posted since Feb 14th, until, well, you.

    Anyway, as we outlined earlier, he cracked the code of the perfect accent, which is the one supreme goal that all true linguists strive for; it would be madness for derkins return to this laboratory of debauchery and mayhem.

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    I have a typical Baltimorean accent, which is somewhat normal, but with a hint of Southern in it. The most notable difference is that we tend to pronounce our t's more like d's (or so I'm told). Anyway, since you asked, here you go:

    Part One: Vowels

    Do these words rhyme?
    1. bad-lad (y
    2. bit-kit (y
    3. ran-man (y
    4. sauce-loss (y
    5. con-one-son (n
    6. full-fuel-pool(y
    7. bag-vague-keg (n
    8. scarf-half-staff (n
    9. hurry-furry (y
    10. frill-real (n
    11. sure-fur (y
    12. salt-fault (y
    13. pal-scowl-towel (y
    14. pure-poor (n
    15. father-bother (y
    16. abbot-rabbit (y


    Are these words homophones?
    1. marry-Mary-merry (y
    2. serious-Sirius (y
    3. tire-tower-tar (n
    4. mayor-mare (y
    5. horse-hoarse (y
    6. ferry-furry (n
    7. stir-steer (n
    8. floor-flow (n
    9. freeze-frees (y
    10. card-cord (n
    11. court-caught-cot (n
    12. beer-bear (n
    13. pear-purr (n
    14. panda-pander (n
    15. bird-bud (n
    16. book-buck (n
    17. mitt-meat (n
    18. ant-aunt (y
    19. bet-bat (n
    20. fir-fur (y
    21. soy-sigh (n
    22. writer-rider (y
    23. salary-celery (n
    24. call-coil-curl (n
    25. vile-vial (y
    26. fill-feel (n
    27. bowl-bull (n
    28. doll-dole (n
    29. wholly-holy (y
    30. hall-hull-hole (n
    31. fool-full (y
    32. feel-fail-fell (n
    33. pin-pen (n
    34. rod-ride (n
    35. pride-proud (n
    36. bred-bread (y
    37. pidgin-pigeon (y
    38. illusion-allusion (y
    39. sit-set (n
    40. cook-kook (n
    41. tow-toe (y
    42. pain-pane (y
    43. real-reel (y
    44. poor-pour (y
    45. through-threw (y
    46. you-ewe (y
    47. balm-bomb (n


    Other stuff
    1. Does fern have the same vowel sound as fir or fur? (no difference, all three sound the same
    2. Does long have the same vowel sound as don or dawn? (dawn
    3. Does bang have the same vowel sound as any of bake, back, beck, or bear? (back
    4. Does sing have the same vowel sound as seen or sin? (sin
    5. Does beer have the same vowel sound as the first in theater, meter, or bitter? (same as theater and meter
    6. Does length have the same vowel as red, reed, or raid? (red
    7. Is the second vowel in happy the same as bead or bid? (bead
    8. Is idea two syllables or three? (three
    9. Is oil one syllable or two? (two
    10. Is snarl one syllable or two? (one
    11. Is feel one syllable or two? (one
    12. Does the vowel in arm sound like the one in spa, back, or luck? (none
    13. Is fire one syllable or two? (two
    14. Is owl one syllable or two? (one
    15. Is the first vowel in borrow like the one in star, stop, or store? (star
    16. Is the first vowel in orange like the one in star, stop, or store? (store
    17. Is the vowel in long like the one in talk or lot? (talk
    18. Is the vowel in dog like the one in talk or lot? (talk




    Part Two: Consonants


    Do these words rhyme (are the consonants and consonant clusters pronounced the same)?
    1. risk-mist-lisp-kiss (n
    2. left-chef (n
    3. bathe-save (y
    4. else-belts (n
    5. clown-ground (n
    6. finger-singer (n
    7. longer-monger (y


    Are these words homophones?
    1. death-deaf (n
    2. prince-prints (y
    3. think-sink (n
    4. miss-myth (n
    5. hug-thug (n
    6. dough-though (n
    7. tick-thick (n
    8. duke-juke (n
    9. chute-shoot (y
    10. loot-lute (y
    11. moot-mute (n
    12. crew-cue (n
    13. quest-crest (n
    14. rap-rat-rack (n
    15. spit-pit (n
    16. strap-scrap (n
    17. whale-wail (y
    18. hold-old (n
    19. winner-winter (n
    20. hue-you (n
    13. ladder-latter (y
    14. lock-loch (y


    Other stuff
    1. Do <-ing> verbs end with ing or in' more often? (i.e. dancing vs dancin') (usually ing
    2. Is the 't' in tree more like the 't' in talk or the 'ch' in chalk? (talk
    3. Is the 'd' in draw more like the 'd' in dog or the 'j' in jog? (dog
    4. Is the 'tt' in bottle more like the 'd' in bad, the 't' in tin, or the 't' in cat? ( bad

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    I'm from Boston. Luckily, I was spared from picking up the infamous "pahk ya cah in Hahvahd Yahd" accent.

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    This was really interesting! I sort of have a West Midlands accent, but not really quite as common as most people here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrizzlyB View Post
    Anyway, as we outlined earlier, he cracked the code of the perfect accent, which is the one supreme goal that all true linguists strive for; it would be madness for derkins return to this laboratory of debauchery and mayhem.
    Are you talking about me? Because we can take this outside if you want. We can see how well that "perfect" pronunciation serves you while I'm swinging left & right hooks at you.

    Anyway I wonder where OP went I want my evaluation
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