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What type of accent do you have?

Asked by kapuerajam (914 points ) July 26th, 2010 from iPhone
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Rarebear's avatar

I don’t have an accent. Everybody else does, though.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

I think it’s called a general American accent. I’ve been told that the way people speak in this area.. is the same accent that national news anchors try to mimic. I’m not 100% sure that’s true, but I have heard it more than once.

Edit: (I actually just googled to see if there was a name for this dialect, and I came across several posts that said the same as I posted above. Apparently our accent is very “neutral.”)

Symbeline's avatar

A French accent from France, but since more than half my life I’ve actually spoken English, whenever I speak in French people think I’m Italian.

Paxan8's avatar

I have a decidely American accent. I have dealt with many Europeans in my business transactions and they agree I am very American sounding. Somehow, I don’t think that’s a compliment :)

aprilsimnel's avatar

General American, like a news reader. But if I’m around Wisconsinites, after a while I’ll speak in the dulcet upper Midwest tones of my youth. Oh, yah, dere.

Jabe73's avatar

People say I sound “Canadian”. I have never lived in Canada and I do not have a clue what a “Canadian” accent would sound like.

max_gutierrez's avatar

north of mexico accent ! haha (it may sound as american southern one)

woodcutter's avatar

sort of a Southern Yankee….Damn Yankee, that is

faye's avatar

Canadian accents sound different depending on west or east and west sounds like the northwestern States. I’m Albertan so I have no accent at all! I just sound everyday.

shego's avatar

It depends on where I am, and who I am around. I catch on accents real fast, but for everyday use, I have a neutral accent.

ucme's avatar

Northern England, kind of geordie but not, if ya nar worra mean like.

NaturallyMe's avatar

South African. Which sounds to me to be accentless when compared to other counties, haha.

knitfroggy's avatar

I live in Kansas, and I’ve heard that people in Kansas have a nasally sound. Of course, I don’t know it, because I’ve lived here all my life. I do know that when we’ve traveled to other parts of the country people thought we were “southern”.

RocketGuy's avatar

I met a New Yorker while I was in Thailand – he said I had a Californian accent. He, indeed, had a New York accent.

downtide's avatar

English, and slightly posh, mostly lacking in any regional definition. Only once in my life has anyone correctly identified what part of England I come from by my accent.

jca's avatar

Bronx. Hot dawg, cawfee, mawl, wit instead of with….

deni's avatar

pixburgh. we’re a proud breed.

buster's avatar

I have lived most of my life in Tennessee and i have a southern accent to prove it.

mattbrowne's avatar

A mixture of American and British English. When I was in high school in Germany, British English was still the norm. My time in Kansas didn’t undo all of that.

zenele's avatar

I sound a bit, well, Picardish.

Aster's avatar

NE USA mixed w/a touch of the South .
Picardish sounds GREAT @zenele !!

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