What American Accent Do You Have?

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Postby BradLand1 » Thu Jan 11, 2007 10:12 pm

i dont say it like that, but yes its bayg. i think people are inclined to say it like that in... chicago? i dunno, but its still hawtt!

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Postby fanelian » Fri Jan 12, 2007 12:04 am

James wrote:Who wants to hear me talk again? You all do!

I forgot to mention that I think I might have learnt to say 'mall' from American TV, as the word isn't used as much over here, so that might explain things maybe perhaps slightly I don't know.

I pause too much! I say 'um' and 'er' and 'uh' too much! I have other minor complaints I would like to lodge with myself!


It was indeed a very fun and profound moment in history, James. Because We could listen to you for Two minutes and 16 seconds!

This is all weird for me because I know in my brain that the sounds should be as James', but I don't really think I do pronounce them right.

I wouldn't like to think that I actually speak that mangled English I hear at my work all the time.... I shudder to recall the last attempt at communication over the phone I had with a Malaysian Vendor. We were both pouring our souls to be understood by the other one. It was sad and frustrating and also hilarious.
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Postby Low-Tech » Fri Jan 12, 2007 1:35 am

James wrote:In that instance I'm more bewildered than anything else: How exactly does one make 'bag' sound like 'vague'? Do people say 'bague'? I suppose whatever it is will make sense within the context of the accent, but I can't work out what that accent would sound like.


I envision that as a full-on New York or Jersey accent, like, imagine Bugs Bunny saying it... "It's in da bag"
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Postby Dusk » Fri Jan 12, 2007 9:39 am

Paul Maul.
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Postby Saltine » Fri Jan 12, 2007 10:24 am

The "bague" thing is an Inland North accent. Yeah, Chicago... but also the entire states of Wisconsin and Minnesota. Note that the rule is fairly specific: "æg" (the way most people say bag, magnet, vagabond) becomes "eɪg" (the way everyone says vague, vagrant, bagel). It also happens with "æŋ", so "pang" sounds like "paing" and "bank" sound like "baink". But that's less confusing since there are no words with "eɪŋ" in them already to get in the way. It does not happen with any other consanants: "back" does not sound like "bake"; "lass" does not sound like "lace"; "hat" certainly does not sound like "hate"; and so on.

Aaaanyway, my wife grew up in Wisconsin and she still does this, although not as much as she used to. Every once in a while she'll trip me up with a word I don't understand. She once had to say the word "way-gun" about four times before I understood it was "wagon".
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Postby giantsfan97 » Fri Jan 12, 2007 2:51 pm

Dusk Bringer wrote:Paul Maul.
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Postby kupo » Fri Jan 12, 2007 5:07 pm

Saltine wrote:"way-gun"


Ray-gun?
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Postby BradLand1 » Fri Jan 12, 2007 5:14 pm

giantsfan97 wrote:Tall Paul's Tall Mall

Created by one of my high school classmate's father.


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Postby Saltine » Fri Jan 12, 2007 6:45 pm

kupo wrote:
Saltine wrote:"way-gun"
Ray-gun?
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Postby Circuitous » Sat Jan 13, 2007 4:32 pm

DarthCat wrote:I got "Midlander" as well... though they are right when they say that "I might be from Florida or Charleston or one of those big Southern cities..." though I feel the need to point out that Florida isn't a city.


It's not like they said "or one of those other big Southern cities..."
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