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larali
2011-06-19, 00:56
This is really cool. Which accent do have?

http://accent.gmu.edu/

Curiouscat
2011-06-19, 01:03
My accent isn't there :(

larali
2011-06-19, 01:04
My accent isn't there :(

You should submit yours.

Bonaoense
2011-06-19, 01:04
This is probably the closest
http://accent.gmu.edu/searchsaa.php?function=detail&speakerid=706

Danielion
2011-06-19, 01:04
Haha. Flemish is (wrongfully) branded a separate language from Dutch, yet most Dutch voices from Belgium are luckily put under Dutch. Still, it's true, some people (mostly villagers) here are such idiots to call their language 'Flemish'. "In Belgium they speak French and Flemish" they say. It's still being used as a weapon against the Dutch language today, but admittedly stupid people deserve this fate when living in a developed society.

Sure, I know hardly anyone cares about this rant of mine (except for maybe Bittereinder), but I always cringe at the sight of Flemish being called a language (even Ethnologue does this). Only the Dutch language seems to be victim of this "phenomenon".

Curiouscat
2011-06-19, 01:06
:) it would be easier just recording it to mp3.. :) I might just do that.
Not fair, not having a "proper" London accent on there.

larali
2011-06-19, 01:09
:) it would be easier just recording it to mp3.. :) I might just do that.
Not fair, not having a "proper" London accent on there.

Yeah, do that!

This is the closet one to mine, not exactly but close enough.
http://accent.gmu.edu/searchsaa.php?function=detail&speakerid=1358

Curiouscat
2011-06-19, 01:11
Im doing it baby!! represent London... :) haha

Danielion
2011-06-19, 01:13
By the way, accents from the Netherlands and Belgium differ a lot in the Dutch language. Also, when abroad and when I hear people speak their best 'international English' I often can quickly pick out the Dutch. Belgians often sound more plain. You only notice it's 'foreign speech', but it's harder to notice they're of the same region as mine, until they start to speak Dutch.

Curiouscat
2011-06-19, 01:37
https://www.yousendit.com/dl?phi_action=app/orchestrateDownload&rurl=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.yousendit.com%252Ftra nsfer.php%253Faction%253Dbatch_download%2526batch_ id%253DUnlDcXlvNHZ1Yk5jR0E9PQ

this is my original accent. :)

larali
2011-06-19, 01:40
Hey cool, you have a pretty accent! I recorded one too, trying to figure out how to attach it.

Curiouscat
2011-06-19, 01:42
I uploaded it here: https://www.yousendit.com/

on the right it asks for email sender n receiver, just put in your own email address, once it uploads it gives a link to where the file is. Post it here :)

Danielion
2011-06-19, 01:43
Here's my accent:
http://www.filefactory.com/file/cce1c75/n/ForeignEnglish.wma

larali
2011-06-19, 01:48
https://www.yousendit.com/dl?phi_action=app/orchestrateDownload&rurl=http%253A%252F%252Fwww.yousendit.com%252Ftran sfer.php%253Faction%253Dbatch_download%2526batch_i d%253DUnlDcXlwMHdQb0kwTVE9PQ&s=19103&cid=tx-02002208340200000000

lol

Curiouscat
2011-06-19, 01:49
Here's my accent:
http://www.filefactory.com/file/cce1c75/n/ForeignEnglish.wma


With a bit more menace you could sound like a Transylvanian. :|

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https://www.yousendit.com/dl?phi_action=app/orchestrateDownload&rurl=http%253A%252F%252Fwww.yousendit.com%252Ftran sfer.php%253Faction%253Dbatch_download%2526batch_i d%253DUnlDcXlwMHdQb0kwTVE9PQ&s=19103&cid=tx-02002208340200000000


Verify Recipient Identity

!! U requested that me verify ourself with e-mail...

can you upload it again? without requesting the verification, or we can't download it..

Danielion
2011-06-19, 01:52
With a bit more menace you could sound like a Transylvanian. :|

Foreign speech as you notice, but only 'foreign' and not specific Dutch-speaking from Belgium. Of many Dutchmen you at least notice: 'hey you're Dutch, aren't you ?'. Same with French or Germans. They have a typical accent. When you hear me, you can indeed confuse me with an Eastern European. ;)

larali
2011-06-19, 01:53
With a bit more menace you could sound like a Transylvanian. :|

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Verify Recipient Identity

!! U requested that me verify ourself with e-mail...

can you upload it again? without requesting the verification, or we can't download it..

Sorry, hold on. :p

Curiouscat
2011-06-19, 01:55
Foreign speech as you notice, but only 'foreign' and not specific Dutch-speaking from Belgium. Of many Dutchmen you at least notice: 'hey you're Dutch, aren't you ?'. Same with French or Germans. They have a typical accent. When you hear me, you can indeed confuse me with a vampire

However you wish :)

Danielion
2011-06-19, 01:56
However you wish :)

Transylvania is nowadays more inhabited by Hungarians than by Romanians, by the way. :lol:

larali
2011-06-19, 01:59
Is it working now?

I like your accent, Danielion :)
https://www.yousendit.com/dl?phi_action=app/orchestrateDownload&rurl=http%253A%252F%252Fwww.yousendit.com%252Ftran sfer.php%253Faction%253Dbatch_download%2526batch_i d%253DUnlDcXlwMHdQb0kwTVE9PQ&s=19103&cid=tx-02002208340200000000

OK if this one doesn't work... fuck it

Curiouscat
2011-06-19, 02:02
give us the link?

larali
2011-06-19, 02:09
give us the link?

http://www.mediafire.com/?blirdwza9zxffda

Curiouscat
2011-06-19, 02:11
no it still asks us for an e-mail address that you specified :|

Maroon King
2011-06-19, 02:12
https://www.yousendit.com/dl?phi_action=app/orchestrateDownload&rurl=http%253A%252F%252Fwww.yousendit.com%252Ftran sfer.php%253Faction%253Dbatch_download%2526batch_i d%253DUnlDcXlwMHdQb0kwTVE9PQ&s=19103&cid=tx-02002208340200000000

It asks for email verification. I wanted to hear your North FL accent. Is it more like Bama's than GA's? I'd like you to hear mine and judge it too.

AlexDelarge
2011-06-19, 02:15
Here is my foreign accent:

http://tinypic.com/player.php?v=2yvvvqh&s=7

Maroon King
2011-06-19, 02:17
Here is my foreign accent:

http://tinypic.com/player.php?v=2yvvvqh&s=7

I wouldn't have thought you were Port. Pretty good Eng.

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Larali use blurts.com , it looks easier.

larali
2011-06-19, 02:29
It asks for email verification. I wanted to hear your North FL accent. Is it more like Bama's than GA's? I'd like you to hear mine and judge it too.

OK here, this should work. I don't think I have a Bama accent, but it's hard to tell, myself. What do u think?

http://www.mediafire.com/?blirdwza9zxffda

Curiouscat
2011-06-19, 02:30
wooo, you talk really fast!

Maroon King
2011-06-19, 02:34
OK here, this should work. I don't think I have a Bama accent, but it's hard to tell, myself. What do u think?

http://www.mediafire.com/?blirdwza9zxffda

You don't really have a strong Southern accent at all, and that's what we think Alabamians have. I think I have a stronger Southern accent than you :lol:

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https://www.yousendit.com/dl?phi_action=app/orchestrateDownload&rurl=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.yousendit.com%252Ftra nsfer.php%253Faction%253Dbatch_download%2526batch_ id%253DUnlDcXlvNHZ1Yk5jR0E9PQ

this is my original accent. :)

That's a nice proper British accent.

Curiouscat
2011-06-19, 02:37
What accent does Ludacris have... ? Atlanta/Georgia?

AlexDelarge
2011-06-19, 02:38
larali was in a hurry when she recorded :D

I think that tinypic site i used is better for this by the way. No need to download that way. I couldn't get to listen to Danielion because of that.

Curiouscat
2011-06-19, 02:40
You don't really have a strong Southern accent at all, and that's what we think Alabamians have. I think I have a stronger Southern accent than you :lol:

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That's a nice proper British accent.

Nooo,, its more of a North London accent than a proper British one. There are loads of different British accents.

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larali was in a hurry when she recorded :D

I think that tinypic site i used is better for this by the way. No need to download that way. I couldn't get to listen to Danielion because of that.

I agree, but its too late now!:whoco:

Maroon King
2011-06-19, 02:41
Here's mine yall http://blurts.com/6zn8h0

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What accent does Ludacris have... ? Atlanta/Georgia?

Yeah, but I heard he was born in the midwest. I don't think Luda has a strong southern accent.

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Nooo,, its more of a North London accent than a proper British one. There are loads of different British accents.

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I agree, but its too late now!:whoco:

Ok a proper North London accent :p

Curiouscat
2011-06-19, 02:44
Here's mine yall http://blurts.com/6zn8h0

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Yeah, but I heard he was born in the midwest. I don't think Luda has a strong southern accent.

I love Luda's accent!

Your accent sounds kinda like the one in the film True Grit... but then again Im not that great at telling US accents apart.

Maroon King
2011-06-19, 02:45
I love Luda's accent!

Your accent sounds kinda like the one in the film True Grit... but then again Im not that great at telling US accents apart.

I am not familiar with the film True Grit. Where is the accent in that film from?

Curiouscat
2011-06-19, 02:47
It's a western hehe

came out this year... awesome film. I almost needed sub's for it.

Maroon King
2011-06-19, 02:49
It's a western hehe

came out this year... awesome film. I almost needed sub's for it.

:lol: I don't have a Western accent, mine is Southeastern...

Is it hard for you to understand me?

Curiouscat
2011-06-19, 02:50
:ashamed::ashamed::ashamed:

Maybe it was a southeastern western?:p:whoco: ((joke))

Maroon King
2011-06-19, 02:51
:ashamed::ashamed::ashamed:

Maybe it was a southeastern western?:p:whoco: ((joke))

Caribbean British ppl usually have a hybrid accent right?

Curiouscat
2011-06-19, 02:51
Its not the natural English that im used to, but it isn't hard to understand, I just concentrate a little harder is all, until I become accustomed to it.

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Caribbean British ppl usually have a hybrid accent right?

Yep! I used to be really good at doing an old caribbean lady accent back in the day..

Maroon King
2011-06-19, 02:53
Its not the natural English that im used to, but it isn't hard to understand, I just concentrate a little harder is all, until I become accustomed to it.

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Yep! I used to be really good at doing an old caribbean lady accent back in the day..

Can you understand southern slang?

DragonRouge
2011-06-19, 02:54
I might submit the Acadian accent when I get home.

larali
2011-06-19, 02:55
:lol: I don't have a Western accent, mine is Southeastern...

Is it hard for you to understand me?
Ha, you do have a Southern accent! I wouldn't have thought :)

Curiouscat
2011-06-19, 02:55
Can you understand southern slang?

American slang? I doubt it, what do you mean though, any examples?

Maroon King
2011-06-19, 02:56
Ha, you do have a Southern accent! I wouldn't have thought :)

Why? :) Ok so would u say I have a Floridian Southern accent or another state?

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American slang? I doubt it, what do you mean though, any examples?

This is an example of AA Southern slang lol http://blurts.com/856uro
Sometimes my "ghetto" comes out.

larali
2011-06-19, 02:59
Why? :) Ok so would u say I have a Floridian Southern accent or another state?

No you sound like a lot of people around here. In fact I don't know why mine doesn't sound more Southern. And, I always talk that fast. :p

Maroon King
2011-06-19, 03:00
No you sound like a lot of people around here. In fact I don't know why mine doesn't sound more Southern. And, I always talk that fast. :p

Cool. I didn't think you were talking fast. Sounds normal to me, but hey I'ma Floridian so I guess I'm biased.

Bonaoense
2011-06-19, 03:06
Can you understand southern slang?

How common is your accent in Miami? You sound southern but I always though that only northern Florida was part of the south

Curiouscat
2011-06-19, 03:09
Why? :) Ok so would u say I have a Floridian Southern accent or another state?

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This is an example of AA Southern slang lol http://blurts.com/856uro
Sometimes my "ghetto" comes out.

LOL, I think you were quite close to the mic, but I got the jist, about haters, shawty etc :):)

I reckon it would be just as hard for you to understand uk slang...

Maroon King
2011-06-19, 03:09
How common is your accent in Miami? You sound southern but I always though that only northern Florida was part of the south

Among the old AAs more so, because most Miami AAs have roots in North FL, GA, and the Carolinas. The young AAs from Miami sound like Trick Daddy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmGCaq6tRT4

Would you say I sound more Southern than him?


The AA part of Miami is Southern!

Curiouscat
2011-06-19, 03:10
No you sound like a lot of people around here. In fact I don't know why mine doesn't sound more Southern. And, I always talk that fast. :p

Maybe its because the few Americans that I met in Turkey, used to talk sooo slowly they drove me nuts..
Fast is fine!

Maroon King
2011-06-19, 03:10
LOL, I think you were quite close to the mic, but I got the jist, about haters, shawty etc :):)

I reckon it would be just as hard for you to understand uk slang...

Maybe, maybe not. :D I lissen to UK hip hop and seen UK movies though.

Curiouscat
2011-06-19, 03:12
Maybe, maybe not. :D I lissen to UK hip hop and seen UK movies though.

Talking about Trick daddy, I used to love that song..."cos im a thug"...

OK let me do some North London slang and see if u get it...

Maroon King
2011-06-19, 03:14
Talking about Trick daddy, I used to love that song..."cos im a thug"...

OK let me do some North London slang and see if u get it...

Wow I didn't even know Trick Daddy was known in UK.

Bonaoense
2011-06-19, 03:15
Among the old AAs more so, because most Miami AAs have roots in North FL, GA, and the Carolinas. The young AAs from Miami sound like Trick Daddy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmGCaq6tRT4

Would you say I sound more Southern than him?


The AA part of Miami is Southern!

Is this type of accent common among Miami latinos?
http://accent.gmu.edu/searchsaa.php?function=detail&speakerid=706

Maroon King
2011-06-19, 03:16
Trina has the typical AA Miami accent, listen to this interview. She half Dominican btw Boanoense, but she from Liberty City, grew up only among AAs, I don't think she knows any Spanish. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IWoLM3h-vY

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Is this type of accent common among Miami latinos?
http://accent.gmu.edu/searchsaa.php?function=detail&speakerid=706

Nah cause that dude sounds like a New Yorker!

Bonaoense
2011-06-19, 03:19
Do you have any examples of a Miami Hispanic accent (if there is one)? Because hispanics in the tri-state area tend to have a different accent from AA's in the area

Curiouscat
2011-06-19, 03:21
http://tinypic.com/player.php?v=28akccz&s=7

its 3am so my brain isn't on top form.. this will have to do..

Maroon King
2011-06-19, 03:21
Do you have any examples of a Miami Hispanic accent (if there is one)? Because hispanics in the tri-state area tend to have a different accent from AA's in the area

That would depend on the Spanish speaking origin. Most sound like Pitbull though.

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http://tinypic.com/player.php?v=28akccz&s=7

its 3am so my brain isn't on top form.. this will have to do..

I hear some JA/Caribbean slang influence and I get that, but I don't know what some of the words mean. :lol:

Curiouscat
2011-06-19, 03:22
Wow I didn't even know Trick Daddy was known in UK.

Yea, course he is!

Well, I know him :p

Maroon King
2011-06-19, 03:23
Do you have any examples of a Miami Hispanic accent (if there is one)? Because hispanics in the tri-state area tend to have a different accent from AA's in the area

Miami Cuban American accent
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGw55Hl_pc4

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Bonaoense check out some Miami Dominican Americans talk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQP9L21Xi2A

Curiouscat
2011-06-19, 03:27
That would depend on the Spanish speaking origin. Most sound like Pitbull though.

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I hear some JA/Caribbean slang influence and I get that, but I don't know what some of the words mean. :lol:

If it was a bit earlier I'd do my best Jamaican accent, but my tongue is defying my brain at this time of night.

Bredrin - friend/brother
Yard - house
bare - lots
peeps - people
cotchin - chilling/sitting
next bredda - other person
yoot - youngster
butters - ugly
bare prang - very scared.

Maroon King
2011-06-19, 03:29
If it was a bit earlier I'd do my best Jamaican accent, but my tongue is defying my brain at this time of night.

Bredrin - friend/brother
Yard - house
bare - lots
peeps - people
cotchin - chilling/sitting
next bredda - other person
yoot - youngster
butters - ugly
bare prang - very scared.

I know bredrin, yard, peeps, yute, . The only ones I didn't know where cotchin, butters and bare prang. :D Part of my family is Caribbean.

Curiouscat
2011-06-19, 03:31
Seen, seen, safe yea !! :P

I have got a lot of jamaican friends.

I remember once a couple of us sat in the park and some Yardie bredda started chirpsin(chatting up) my friend, I had to translate. LOL I didn't wana upset a yardie :)

Maroon King
2011-06-19, 03:33
Seen, seen, safe yea !! :P

I have got a lot of jamaican friends.

I remember once a couple of us sat in the park and some Yardie bredda started chirpsin(chatting up) my friend, I had to translate. LOL I didn't wana upset a yardie :)

Yunuh caan do dem ting deh yah....so yu ovastand Reggae chune n ting too? Dat watagwan.

Curiouscat
2011-06-19, 03:36
Yunuh caan do dem ting deh yah....so yu ovastand Reggae chune n ting too? Dat watagwan.

Yea man, me a undastan, bashment chune dem, and me like di reggea so me cyan be nays and chillax, everyting be eeiyree (I can't write in jamaican LOL)

Maroon King
2011-06-19, 03:41
Yea man, me a undastan, bashment chune dem, and me like di reggea so me cyan be nays and chillax, everyting be eeiyree (I can't write in jamaican LOL)

I notice a lot of Londoners comprehend JA patwa and other Caribbean English creoles pretty good.

Bonaoense
2011-06-19, 03:45
Let me post mine real quick :p
http://s1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc472/jwanny/?action=view&current=MyMovie.mp4

Curiouscat
2011-06-19, 03:48
I understand a lot of different accents, London is extremely multicultural.

I have got loads of Jamaican friends, West Indian and at one point one of my best friends was St.Lucian.
These are among the tons of other ethnicities that I am mates with.

The funniest accent though has got to be Barbados.

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Let me post mine real quick :p
http://s1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc472/jwanny/?action=view&current=MyMovie.mp4


LOL that mini paragraph sounded really unnatural, like you would never ever say something like that in real life! :lol:

Maroon King
2011-06-19, 03:50
Let me post mine real quick :p
http://s1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc472/jwanny/?action=view&current=MyMovie.mp4

You just sound like a NewYorker to me

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I understand a lot of different accents, London is extremely multicultural.

I have got loads of Jamaican friends, West Indian and at one point one of my best friends was St.Lucian.
These are among the tons of other ethnicities that I am mates with.

The funniest accent though has got to be Barbados.

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LOL that mini paragraph sounded really unnatural, like you would never ever say something like that in real life! :lol:

Why is the Bajan accent funny to u?

Curiouscat
2011-06-19, 03:52
I haven't got a clue, whenever anyone with a Bajan accent starts speaking I feel like cracking up.... beeejaaaaan the way they extend certain words and singsong it. A lot of my Jamaican friends feel the same way.. I don't know.

Maroon King
2011-06-19, 03:54
I haven't got a clue, whenever anyone with a Bajan accent starts speaking I feel like cracking up.... beeejaaaaan the way they extend certain words and singsong it. A lot of my Jamaican friends feel the same way.. I don't know.

LOL, to me the Trini one can sound funnier.

Curiouscat
2011-06-19, 03:59
I wonder if a thread about the funniest accents would be an idea?

Bonaoense
2011-06-19, 04:07
LOL, to me the Trini one can sound funnier.

lol, like the guy to the left? (watch at 0:30 and 0:52)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gevEvZQkFWo&feature=related

Maroon King
2011-06-19, 04:12
lol, like the guy to the left? (watch at 0:30 and 0:52)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gevEvZQkFWo&feature=related

Yes to me it sounds like they have an East Indian influence in their dialect.

Curiouscat
2011-06-19, 04:15
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ua_6hf65FI&feature=related

Listen n learn :)

ageladakos
2011-06-20, 03:18
http://www.mediafire.com/?w2u3xk2km2tedw9

thats me

Curiouscat
2011-06-20, 03:21
http://www.mediafire.com/?w2u3xk2km2tedw9

thats me

Thats a clear Greek accent if I ever heard one :)

Stefan
2011-06-20, 07:20
Accents listed there from people who live in my "region" of Pennsylvania.

Both seem pretty common.
http://accent.gmu.edu/browse_language.php?function=detail&speakerid=583

http://accent.gmu.edu/browse_language.php?function=detail&speakerid=684

There also seems to be a difference based on age. Older people sound more "rural" and less "generalized American" if that makes sense.

http://accent.gmu.edu/browse_language.php?function=detail&speakerid=1412

Macorisano
2011-06-23, 20:12
My accent

http://www.mediafire.com/?5c6jcc867ftzybw

Maroon King
2011-06-23, 20:14
My accent

http://www.mediafire.com/?5c6jcc867ftzybw

See you got an NY accent

Macorisano
2011-06-23, 20:16
See you got an NY accent

I was suprised to hear you sound so southern. At least to me, cause like Bonao, I tought northern florida was considered southern.

Did you hear any spanish influence in my speech?

larali
2011-06-23, 20:17
I was suprised to hear you sound so southern. At least to me, cause like Bonao, I tought northern florida was considered southern.

Did you hear any spanish influence in my speech?

I thought you sounded Hispanic more than NY, jmo

Macorisano
2011-06-23, 20:22
I thought you sounded Hispanic more than NY, jmo

Yeah I hear influences from both. Doing some research, I found my accent best fits NYLE (New York Latino English).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_Latino_English

Maroon King
2011-06-23, 20:34
I was suprised to hear you sound so southern. At least to me, cause like Bonao, I tought northern florida was considered southern.

Did you hear any spanish influence in my speech?

That's because parts of Ft Laud and MIA have Black Southern ppl, and that's who I grew up with. I'm from an area near Miami Gardens, that's FL's most Black populated city.

Yes, I hear Spanish speaker influence in your speech but I can tell you learned how to speak English in NY.

blank slate
2011-06-23, 20:39
I couldn't open some of the files, but here's what the samples I heard sounded like to my own ears:

Larali sounds almost general American to me, except with slight Southern influences creeping in
Maroon King sounds very Southern
Curiouscat sounds English (I cannot differentiate the different English accents very well)
Ageladakos sounds like what he is...Greek :)
AlexDeLarge sounds Slavic. :p


As for which accent is most similar to my own, I'd definitely say the Beaumont, TX one.
http://accent.gmu.edu/searchsaa.php?function=detail&speakerid=133

larali
2011-06-23, 20:41
That's because parts of Ft Laud and MIA have Black Southern ppl, and that's who I grew up with. I'm from an area near Miami Gardens, that's FL's most Black populated city.

Yes, I hear Spanish speaker influence in your speech but I can tell you learned how to speak English in NY.

My uncle lives in Miami and he has a very strong Southern accent. But, he grew up in the panhandle. I wouldn't be surprised if there are a lot of migrants from the northern parts there, bringing their accent with them...

ETA I love hearing everybody's accent, I hope more posters contribute to this :)

AlexDelarge
2011-06-23, 20:46
I couldn't open some of the files, but here's what the samples I heard sounded like to my own ears:

Larali sounds almost general American to me, except with slight Southern influences creeping in
Maroon King sounds very Southern
Curiouscat sounds English (I cannot differentiate the different English accents very well)
Ageladakos sounds like what he is...Greek :)
AlexDeLarge sounds Slavic. :p


As for which accent is most similar to my own, I'd definitely say the Beaumont, TX one.
http://accent.gmu.edu/searchsaa.php?function=detail&speakerid=133

Your own accent would be a very good addition to the thread, not that i know anything about it... but i heard rumours :D

Maroon King
2011-06-23, 20:48
My uncle lives in Miami and he has a very strong Southern accent. But, he grew up in the panhandle. I wouldn't be surprised if there are a lot of migrants from the northern parts there, bringing their accent with them...

ETA I love hearing everybody's accent, I hope more posters contribute to this :)

Well in Miami, a lot of the African Americans are descendants of North FL, Georgia and NC/SC Carolina migrants. That's why there are pockets in Miami that still have a southern accent or southern influence in their speech.

elone
2011-06-23, 21:04
beaumont texas was the closest, but even that was sorta off... mines not as whiney. my accent is a mix between an east texas accent and a kentucky/indianan accent. and a bit of the kansas accent but the other two dominate.

sort of a southern drawl but with midwestern pronounciations if that makes any sense. its a weird mix.

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my mothers side is more akin to these two..but alot countrier, as with the louisville accent at the bottom.

indiana
http://accent.gmu.edu/browse_language.php?function=detail&speakerid=129

louisville
http://accent.gmu.edu/searchsaa.php?function=detail&speakerid=76


texas accent
http://accent.gmu.edu/searchsaa.php?function=detail&speakerid=133

kansas accent, which is about as close to perfect as one could ask for a kansas accent.
http://accent.gmu.edu/searchsaa.php?function=detail&speakerid=137

Magneto
2011-06-24, 05:49
http://www.mediafire.com/?blirdwza9zxffda

You have a clear southern accent but it isn't one of those deep southern drawl types.


Here's mine yall http://blurts.com/6zn8h0


I can't listen to it. Can you upload it to mediafire?


My accent

http://www.mediafire.com/?5c6jcc867ftzybw

Sounds like a Carib Hispanic from NYC type accent but with a little bit more "latin" influence.

alfieb
2011-06-24, 05:57
Brooklyn and Sicily are both represented.

A shame the only Sicilian is a geezer from the East Coast, though.

Ioke
2011-06-24, 13:50
I do sound stuffy...I just sneezed a couple of times before I recorded this. :p I've posted a voice clip before but it's not available anymore so I made a new one.

http://vocaroo.com/?media=vxUR6TGVzlBBr9Rpw

larali
2011-06-24, 13:59
I do sound stuffy...I just sneezed a couple of times before I recorded this. :p I've posted a voice clip before but it's not available anymore so I made a new one.

http://vocaroo.com/?media=vxUR6TGVzlBBr9Rpw

You sound like I thought you would sound. lol

I have some of that valley girl accent too, I think it came from college.

Ioke
2011-06-24, 14:18
You sound like I thought you would sound. lol

I have some of that valley girl accent too, I think it came from college.

Yep, I have noticed! I had a friend who studied college in Australia came back with a slight Aussie accent. I didn't study anywhere else though...but come to think of it, one of my exes who I dated for a while grew up in California so maybe I got influenced by him.

Curiouscat
2011-06-24, 14:44
You sound very different to my Filipino friends in London. Lots of them can't pronounce certain letters, but you don't have that issue.
Your accent sounds pretty American which is nice, but I do also like the unique Filipino accent itself...

Polako
2011-06-24, 14:48
I can't seem to ge that Vacaroo shit to work on my comp. So for those interested, here's mine...

http://www.sendspace.com/file/mr4ndg

Ioke
2011-06-24, 14:50
You sound very different to my Filipino friends in London. Lots of them can't pronounce certain letters, but you don't have that issue.
Your accent sounds pretty American which is nice, but I do also like the unique Filipino accent itself...

Oh, I do have that! It comes out when I'm speaking English to other Filipinos...we do a little bit of a language switch, injecting English in our native language. But I try not to switch my "p's" and my "f's"...hehehe.

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I can't seem to ge that Vacaroo shit to work on my comp. So for those interested, here's mine...

http://www.sendspace.com/file/mr4ndg

Lol!

Maroon King
2011-06-24, 18:19
I can't listen to it. Can you upload it to mediafire?





The link is still active, how come you can't hear it?

pgbk87
2011-06-24, 19:19
I haven't got a clue, whenever anyone with a Bajan accent starts speaking I feel like cracking up.... beeejaaaaan the way they extend certain words and singsong it. A lot of my Jamaican friends feel the same way.. I don't know.

Wat's wrong with a Bajan accent??? My GF is half Baje... Nah I can't lie it's the worst:p... But not from her... Trini accents ain't that bad, and I like the Guyanese one (especially the more non-standard East Indian types)

Harrignos
2011-06-24, 19:20
None of these match my own lol.

Maroon King
2011-06-24, 19:36
Wat's wrong with a Bajan accent??? My GF is half Baje... Nah I can't lie it's the worst:p... But not from her... Trini accents ain't that bad, and I like the Guyanese one (especially the more non-standard East Indian types)

Do Belizeans make fun of other Anglophone Caribbean accents?

pgbk87
2011-06-24, 19:57
Do Belizeans make fun of other Anglophone Caribbean accents?

Not really, probably the Trinidadians and Bajans a little tho... St. Lucia sounds real weird to me, thinking about it now.

Belizean -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcrTvgDGLGw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCPMKefWkG0&feature=channel_video_title

Costa Rican (Limon) -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSHrbGktpl4

Nicaraguan (Bluefields)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GD8hiGQLBs&feature=channel_video_title

San Andres (Colombia) -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lm2JmFwC8Eo

Maroon King
2011-06-24, 20:05
Not really, probably the Trinidadians and Bajans a little tho... St. Lucia sounds real weird to me, thinking about it now.

Belizean -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcrTvgDGLGw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCPMKefWkG0&feature=channel_video_title

Costa Rican (Limon) -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSHrbGktpl4

Nicaraguan (Bluefields)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GD8hiGQLBs&feature=channel_video_title

San Andres (Colombia) -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lm2JmFwC8Eo


I was reading the comments on the Limonense video and a lot of ppl saying that's not a Limon Costa Rican Creole accent.

pgbk87
2011-06-24, 20:08
I was reading the comments on the Limonense video and a lot of ppl saying that's not a Limon Costa Rican Creole accent.

It sounds like Limonese/Mekatelyu but may be Panamanian. Either it definitely sounds like a Central American one.

Maroon King
2011-06-24, 20:09
It sounds like Limonese/Mekatelyu but may be Panamanian. Either it definitely sounds like a Central American one.

Mekatelyu?

pgbk87
2011-06-24, 20:16
Mekatelyu?

Mekatelyu or "Mek ah tell you" is what Costa Ricans call Limonese Creole. In all Central American Creoles it means "Let me tell you"

Maroon King
2011-06-24, 20:17
Mekatelyu or "Mek ah tell you" is what Costa Ricans call Limonese Creole. In all Central American Creoles it means "Let me tell you"

That's what I thought you said :lol: but never knew a dialect was called that! I was about to ask you mek yuh tell me wah man?

pgbk87
2011-06-24, 20:22
That's what I thought you said :lol: but never knew a dialect was called that! I was about to ask you mek yuh tell me wah man?

:lol: Ok got you. I think they all sound unique, but obviously related.

Magneto
2011-06-25, 00:13
The link is still active, how come you can't hear it?

IDK...probably some type of flash/blocker error going on that I can't seem to figure out

Sully
2015-05-28, 22:21
Well from the website, I think these two are very similar to the typical accents you hear from white Mississippians, at least.

Southern Mississippi-Southern Louisiana Accent of a Young Woman (http://accent.gmu.edu/browse_language.php?function=detail&speakerid=574)

Mississippi Accent of an Older Woman (http://accent.gmu.edu/browse_language.php?function=detail&speakerid=556)

This is my accent:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22EjW-J7QR8

Here are some more examples of Mississippi accents (of both black and white Mississippians; male and female):

White Female; Young Adult (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5RBOHvN72Y)

Black Female; Young Adult (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikDiCh4SEc0)

Two White Females; Teenagers (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQJHdevYh5I)

Two Black Females; Young Adults (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6nPFT-9XLw)

White Male; Young Adult; Very Strong Southern Accent (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJkgxL1_x-A)

Miss Mississippi 2014 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E1kUektYk0)

Older White Male and Older Black Male; Formal Setting (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5syxwKDNwQo)

White Male; Young Adult (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AXKcBHljKU)

White Male; Young Adult (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fc80GIxN9o)

White Female; Young (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IquY-SV1Kik)

Black Female; Young Adult (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AeTFIpy6VTQ)

Black Female; Young Adult (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7dVyJqdsIc)

White Female; Young Adult (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlhmWQcA_xQ)

White Female; Young Adult (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cleFltYdj30)

At 0:14 and at 1:22 there's an older White Female. The guy featured in the video is from California, I don't know about the guy narrating, but he sounds like what some young Black Males sound like here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhRaPPg982Y)

So, there you go. In your opinion, do I sound like these other Mississippians? I was reading aloud in class once and everyone (including the teacher) stopped me and was like, "Are you from around here? You don't sound like you are."
And I'm like, "Yes, I'm from around here. Born and raised." So, I don't know. I do think I have a Southern twang that escapes me more when I'm angry or arguing or something like that. My eldest sister, who was raised in California, says I sound country. :|

Awale
2015-05-28, 22:32
The God-like intonations of the Sheikh of Sheikhs! (http://vocaroo.com/i/s1jwaAYiOpiY)

A lot of people in Dubai sound like me (Fereshte will attest to this), it's a weird sort of accent a lot of people in the Gulf have that perhaps seems "North American" but is somehow off (sometimes cos of a small Arabic tinge to how we sound even when some of us don't speak a word of Arabic). Mine was much more plain/ generic years ago but yeah...

I don't see/ hear any accent quite like mine... You decide based on the archive.

larali
2015-05-28, 23:51
Well from the website, I think these two are very similar to the typical accents you hear from white Mississippians, at least.

An ever so slight difference from my North Florida accent.... sounds like the mouth is more open on the vowels, if that makes sense....

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The God-like intonations of the Sheikh of Sheikhs! (http://vocaroo.com/i/s1jwaAYiOpiY)


Exotic and cute!!

Awale
2015-05-29, 00:12
In your opinion, do I sound like these other Mississippians?

Well, from listening to those examples you shared-> you sound pretty different from them in the Sheikh's humble opinion. But I see a hint of what they all sound like in you, may just be me though.


I was reading aloud in class once and everyone (including the teacher) stopped me and was like, "Are you from around here? You don't sound like you are."

I agree, you sound different at least from the people in those various videos and recordings.

You sound the most like these two examples:

Southern Mississippi-Southern Louisiana Accent of a Young Woman (http://accent.gmu.edu/browse_language.php?function=detail&speakerid=574)

Miss Mississippi 2014 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E1kUektYk0)

All in my completely layman opinion. No expert here. ;) Only experience I have with carefully listening to people's voices is listening to several minutes (sometimes an hour) of various recorded Cushitic languages I've uploaded onto Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYkMB1vuZLCAEEtBJliCpxQ) that and having ears like everyone else and listening other people. :lol:

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Exotic and cute!!

Shukran (thank you in Ay-rabic), sheikha! I take it you wouldn't assume I was from anywhere in 'Murica if you ever heard me speaking on a random street corner or something?

Sully
2015-05-30, 08:02
Shukran (thank you in Ay-rabic), sheikha! I take it you wouldn't assume I was from anywhere in 'Murica if you ever heard me speaking on a random street corner or something?

Thank you :)

You do sound very American when you speak English. I, personally, would of taken you as someone who was mostly raised here in America or lived here long enough to pick up on the accent.


An ever so slight difference from my North Florida accent.... sounds like the mouth is more open on the vowels, if that makes sense....

Yeah, your accent sounds very similar to theirs. It sounds Southern, but not as Southern.