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    Smile Re: Accents of Yankees and Dixies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    Here's a man from North Carolina with a distinctive Southern accent.
    Ouisch, thanks a bunch!

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    Default Re: Accents of Yankees and Dixies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    Here's a man from North Carolina with a distinctive Southern accent.
    Kellie Pickler has more of a Southern accent. I've never met her, but she's from Albemarle, not far from here (Charlotte). BTW, in the South they say "a hour".


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    Smile Re: Accents of Yankees and Dixies?

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    BTW, in the South they say "a hour".

    Oy, gevalt. When I was a student, we often did such a fill-in exercise of an hour or a hour.

    Native speakers always beat learners who learn English by rote.


    Thank you, RonBee.

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    Default Re: Accents of Yankees and Dixies?

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Oy, gevalt. When I was a student, we often did such a fill-in exercise of an hour or a hour.

    Native speakers always beat learners who learn English by rote.


    Thank you, RonBee.
    You're welcome.


    On a personal note, I'm not from the South, so I don't have a Southern accent. (My wife, who is from Alabama, just this morning said, "Do you have a unbrella?")

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    Smile Re: Accents of Yankees and Dixies?

    I got a website which has a test of American accents--a Yankee accent or a South accent. But I failed almost all the test. I am lost.

    Yankee-Dixie

    1. How do you pronounce Aunt?
    Like the word want
    Like the word ant
    Like the word caught
    I pronounce them all the same

    I can't choose any of them because my pronunciations of the words are different from them.

    Aunt: [a:nt], like the word pass
    want: like the word O
    ant: like the word pant
    caught: like the word door
    Last edited by thedaffodils; 28-Aug-2008 at 12:42.

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    Default Re: Accents of Yankees and Dixies?

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    I got a website which have a test the American accents--a Yankee accent or a South accent. But I failed almost the test. I am lost.

    Yankee-Dixie

    1. How do you pronounce Aunt?
    Like the word want
    Like the word ant
    Like the word caught
    I pronounce them all the same

    I can't choose any of them because my pronunciations of the words are different from each other.

    Aunt: [a:nt], like the word pass
    want: like the word O
    ant: like the word pant
    caught: like the word door
    That site helps you decide what type of American accent you have.
    Since you seem to pronounce those vowels in a British RP accent, the test isn't suitable for you.
    AusE uses the same vowels for these words/a:, ɒ, , ɔ/respectively,
    but our diphthongs are different.

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    Smile Re: Accents of Yankees and Dixies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    That site helps you decide what type of American accent you have.
    Since you seem to pronounce those vowels in a British RP accent, the test isn't suitable for you.
    AusE uses the same vowels for these words/a:, ɒ, , ɔ/respectively,
    but our diphthongs are different.
    Hi Raymott,

    Thank you for your comment.

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