View Full Version : Do you have an accent?

08-02-2003, 12:12 PM
Everyone has an accent, but most people hear theirs all the time and think it's normal. So the question is do you think you have an accent? If you think you do, what pecularities are there to it?

08-02-2003, 02:06 PM
The language is spoken pretty clearly where I live, although some people have a habit of not pronouncing the 'g' on the end of a -ing word clearly. Many people, like, always say like in, like, all the wrong places.

08-02-2003, 03:04 PM
I think the silent g is a universally american thing.

I don't think I talk with an accent, although I slur my words unusually frequently... western massachusetts doesn't have that eastern 'joe quimby/ted kennedy' accent that eastern massachusetts has. We sound like hicks.

08-02-2003, 03:37 PM
accent eh? dont know what your talkin about.

08-02-2003, 03:37 PM
You have really answered your own question...

>>> Everyone has an accent

... of course everyone has an accent. The way you speak is ingrained into you as you develop, where you develop. Unless you are speaking with someone from the immediate locality, you will notice subtle, and increasingly with distance, less subtle variation.

08-02-2003, 03:42 PM
I have a Canadian accent. There's no question aboot it, eh?

08-02-2003, 03:53 PM
I'ts funny, I never thought I had an accent, but now-a-day's I hear long island has one of the strongest accents. I think its with g's also... but if I have an accent it sure is warping... sometimes I pronounce words like a canadian, sometimes like a long islander, I've even heard that I have an English(as in British) accent... weird huh?

edit: with the g's I meant that long islanders over-pronounce them. :rolleyes:

08-02-2003, 04:18 PM
I have a southern canadian accent. It's weird to hear but the chicks dig it.

08-02-2003, 06:09 PM
Originally posted by ZakkWylde969
I have a southern canadian accent. It's weird to hear but the chicks dig it.

what exactly is a southern canadian accent?

08-02-2003, 06:15 PM
What is your definition of south Canada?

08-02-2003, 07:44 PM
maybe he meant South ontario, or south manitoba, or south bc, or south alberta, or south saskatchewan or .... anywhooo,

i sure have a western accent growing up here in south arizona....
and some chicks dig it and some chicks dont.

08-03-2003, 03:25 AM
the silent g (ala katie Kourik (sp?)) REALLY gets on my nerves!

Everyone has an accent it's only the small minded people that think they don't.

Incase you were dropped on your head as a child, I have an Australian accent. And of course, the 'chicks' dig that too.

08-03-2003, 10:32 AM
Originally posted by Perspective
what exactly is a southern canadian accent?

Well, I was born in Canada so I naturally have that accent. But I have lived in Georgia my entire life and I have the southern accent.

08-03-2003, 10:33 AM
You don't naturally have an accent.

08-03-2003, 11:02 AM
I wanted a really cool accent like Sean Connery, but it was too expensive to buy for everyday speech. I only use it at parties, now.

08-03-2003, 11:02 AM
Course the funny thing is - it's a Dialect not an accient for people from the same country......

08-03-2003, 11:30 AM
Originally posted by HybridM
Everyone has an accent it's only the small minded people that think they don't.

Shows what you know man, I sure don't have an accent.

Oh shi

08-03-2003, 05:11 PM
Cockney. That's a London accent for those of you unfamilier with that term. If you have seen either 'Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels' or 'Snatch' by Guy Ritchie, or heard Damon Albern from the band 'Blur' then you will have heard it.

'Awight me ol' china'.

08-03-2003, 08:52 PM
They're all chimney sweeps there right? :P

08-03-2003, 09:39 PM
hey i just voted for "People speak with accents? I've never left this town so and I don't got no fancy TV..." and there is only one vote on the board for it. so am i the only one who voted for this. i mean i thought a lot of ppl would have voted for it since its funny. what a shame! lol.

08-03-2003, 09:40 PM
oh, and on top of that only 15 votes? it seems like ppl are not really in a voting mode!