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    What American accent do you have?

    I am just curious, if a Russian took this test what accent would they have??


    http://www.gotoquiz.com/what_american_a ... o_you_have


    I got Midland which means I don't have an accent lol.
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    The same. Midland (about 95%).

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    Midland.

    Hehe, they didn't hear how I sound actually.

    To detect your accent by anwering the questions is like to chouse the glasses answering the questions. :P
    Я так думаю.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leof



    To detect your accent by anwering the questions is like to chouse the glasses answering the questions. :P
    Huh??

    Yeah I know its not a good test but I know plenty of people here with weird accents that wouldn't get Midland... I especially hate it when people pronounce field like filled hehe.

    I wonder how people develop accents/dialects anyway since language on TV and radio is pretty much standardized.


    Anyway thanks Russian people for satisfying my curiosity
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leof
    To detect your accent by anwering the questions is like to chouse the glasses answering the questions. :P
    I've read the comments and quite a lot of people said that the test is pretty accurate.

    But I think it's much less accurate for non-native speakers. Most of them will get Midland since they learn standard English (it doesn't mean that they don't have a specific foreigh accent, it means only that this paticular test isn't supposed to detect it).

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    Here's version 4 this one is better

    http://www.youthink.com/quiz.asp?action ... iz_id=9827

    This time I got Western because I pronounce "stock" and "stalk" the same lol.

    "Western is kind of neutral, but not quite since it's still possible to tell where you're from. So you might not actually be from the West (but you probably are). If you really want to sound "neutral," learn how to say "stock" and "stalk" differently."

    I'm from California so I guess the test was right.
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    Neutral. I guess it's the same with Midland, isn't it.
    Я так думаю.

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    I also got 'Neutral'.

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    I got Western, and I'm from California, so I guess it was accurate. This is what it said, "Western is kind of neutral, but not quite since it's still possible to tell where you're from. So you might not actually be from the West (but you probably are). If you really want to sound "neutral," learn how to say "stock" and "stalk" differently."

    Learn how to say "stock" and "stalk" differently? What, pronounce the "L"? I'm going to have to listen for that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matroskin Kot
    I got Western, and I'm from California, so I guess it was accurate. This is what it said, "Western is kind of neutral, but not quite since it's still possible to tell where you're from. So you might not actually be from the West (but you probably are). If you really want to sound "neutral," learn how to say "stock" and "stalk" differently."

    Learn how to say "stock" and "stalk" differently? What, pronounce the "L"? I'm going to have to listen for that.
    I looked up the transcriptions in the Merriam-Webster dictionary and I think we're supposed to pronounce short "o" in "stock" (as in "top") and long "o" in "stalk" (as in "law").
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    The Inland North

    Judging by how you talk you are probably from north Jersey, New York City, Connecticut or Rhode Island. Chances are, if you are from New York City (and not those other places) people would probably be able to tell if they actually heard you speak.

    Is that good or bad? :worried:
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    It turned out I'm from The Northeast, close to Ramil

    I was unsure how to answer some tricky questions
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    Well, according to my British accent, my American accent would be from the Northeast.
    More madness than method but it works for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramil
    The Inland North

    Judging by how you talk you are probably from north Jersey, New York City, Connecticut or Rhode Island. Chances are, if you are from New York City (and not those other places) people would probably be able to tell if they actually heard you speak.

    Is that good or bad? :worried:
    It's very good.

    I am British and I got Inland North :P
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    if you are from New York City (and not those other places) people would probably be able to tell if they actually heard you speak.
    I'm not sure I understand this sentence correctly.

    can anybody rephrase that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramil
    if you are from New York City (and not those other places) people would probably be able to tell if they actually heard you speak.
    I'm not sure I understand this sentence correctly.

    can anybody rephrase that?
    Если добавить "it", делается понятнее.
    If you are from New York City (and not those other places) people would probably be able to tell it if they actually heard you speak.
    Я думаю, что они в шутливой форме хотели сказать, что нй говор легко распознать, если ньюйоркец сочнёт достойным его времени заговорить с кем-то иногородним. Они, как и москвичи, всегда куда-то спешат.
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