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 Posted:   May 11, 2013 - 11:44 AM   
 By:   Montana Dave   (Member)


American and Canadian English Dialects

 
 
 Posted:   May 11, 2013 - 1:21 PM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)


Did you say something about American Daleks?

 
 
 Posted:   May 11, 2013 - 1:35 PM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

What's this all ABOOT?!

 
 Posted:   May 11, 2013 - 1:48 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

I live in this huge ol' country and I don't even get an accent?

http://aschmann.net/AmEng/

 
 
 Posted:   May 11, 2013 - 5:33 PM   
 By:   manderley   (Member)

What's this all ABOOT?!


I suspect this remark refers to the pronunciation of the word "about" in Canada.

I'm not Canadian, but I worked there quite regularly off-and-on for nearly 15 years.

This pronunciation, as "ABOOT," is usually cited (as a joke) when referring to Canadian speech patterns.

But whenever I was there, it always sounded to me like the Canadian accent rendered this word in a far more subtle way---more like "ABOAT" than "ABOOT"---though the latter makes a better sound for a joke, I'll agree.

 
 Posted:   May 11, 2013 - 7:38 PM   
 By:   gone   (Member)

Perhaps a case can be made for the distinctness of some inner city speech patterns.

 
 
 Posted:   May 12, 2013 - 11:57 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

For all the people who don't or never visit America. The dialect differences is very large here, despite the fact most people in America speak English[Spanish second] How they speak English is different throughout the country. Not just in vast areas like say northeast, Midwest, southeast, far west etc etc, but literally a mile or two away, for instance in New York city, you have a BROOKLYN ACCENT, A QUEENS ACCENT, A LONG ISLAND ACCENT ETC ETC, travel a few miles north and you have a NEW ENGLAND ACCENT ETC ETC ETC.

 
 
 Posted:   May 12, 2013 - 11:59 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

During a BOSTON REDSOX, NEW YORK YANKEE, BASEBALL GAME, you will hear the difference in loud stereo.

 
 
 Posted:   May 12, 2013 - 12:11 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

We all may live in the same country but the confusion is very large, For instance if you are from the east Coast or the west coast, you might think there is a similar accent from a farmer in South DAKOTA to a man from say ALABAMA, but no way. The people in those areas know there is a big difference and one will too if you spend enough time in those areas. I met a girlfriend who when she spoke at first I thought she was from TEXAS, but she was from INDIANA. People around the country I meet will often say, are you from the east?, but for some reason out west they don't distinguish THE NEW YORK accent from THE BOSTON accent. They often just know EAST.I don't per say have a thick accent, but what a lot of people don't realize sometimes, everyone has a accent and you realize that when you travel enough in this world. Play your voice back on a tape recorder or if you are in films and you will realize this.You never hear yourself the way people hear you.You learn that pretty fast in the film industry,

 
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