The Bride of the First House (bride) wrote,
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Regional Accents

weather: partially sunny
outside: 17.3°C
mood: amused
"What type of accent do you have?"


Unless you're a mute, everyone speaks with an accent whether they realize it or not. If you don't think you speak with an accent, answer this question by describing:

  • where you're from
  • where you grew up
  • what language your parents/guardians spoke
  • where you lived that you think influenced you the most

That will help pinpoint your regional accent.

Because you're my friends, I love you all, I don't want any of you to sound like the uneducated clods I came across who were totally unaware that they were not the centre of the universe and shat something out their keyboards that looked vaguely like "I have no accent".

That's why.

Tags: linguaphile, rants
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