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I Took the American Accent Quiz

[b]Which American accent do you have?[/b]

Quick, easy quiz. 17 questions.

[c=#BF0080]http://www.youthink.com/quiz.cfm?action=go_detail&sub_action=take&obj_id=9827
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My results:



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This is interesting. According to the quiz, I have a "neutral" accent, which is associated with the lower Midwest, Pennsylvania, western Maryland, and northern West Virginia. I have never lived in this area, but the description does say I could just as easily be from somewhere else and that I may have moved around quite a bit as a child, which is true. But I challenge the notion that people from this part of the country don't have a regional accent. Many folks from the region, especially its southernmost reaches, speak with what sounds to me like a slight southern accent.
Ambroseguy80 · 51-55, M
[@113373,TexChik] 😳😲😮
TexChik · F
[@403045,Ambroseguy80] hahahahaha
sarabee1995 · 26-30, F
[@1980,MellyMel22] Not really a baseball fan in general. Grew up in more of a football/hockey house. My dad and bro are rabid Patriots & Bruins fans.
DreamingOfSummer · 22-25, F


They got it perfectly right for me
Rutterman · 41-45, M
[@672432,MySecretLife] Very nice. Thanks for sharing your results.
SW User
I got the same and this is accurate 👍[@672432,DreamingOfSummer]
sarabee1995 · 26-30, F
Okay, so no surprise that I got[center]
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but why don't they have one for slightly further east? The Cape Codder in me is insulted!
sarabee1995 · 26-30, F
[@121363,Rutterman] Absolutely. I briefly considered languages and linguistics as a major until I discovered how into dialects I would have to get. Imagine not only learning a foreign language, but learning it well enough to pull off some local dialect or be able to pull off multiple local dialects? And then do that with multiple languages!
Rutterman · 41-45, M
[@1360,sarabee1995] Sounds almost impossible. Someone would have to have an incredible aptitude for languages to be any good in that field.
sarabee1995 · 26-30, F
[@121363,Rutterman] Exactly. And to do it conversationally. I can carry *basic* conversations in French or German, but no way could I switch on or off a Bavarian or Québécois dialect!
Interesting!! I got the east coast accent.... Never been there except for short holidays.



But it was fun nonetheless..... Thanks for sharing!! 😄
[@121363,Rutterman] 😂 I don't blame them.... I was equally adamant when I decided I'll not choose a single maybe. Lmao!! All my answers were a simple Yes/No or Same/Different 🤣😛
Rutterman · 41-45, M
[@372543,Vivaci] A few of my answers were different but almost the same.
[@121363,Rutterman] 😂 😂 You too never chose 'Maybe'? 🤔 😜 😆

Yayyy...
TexChik · F
Like you ... I’m neutral. 😁
TexChik · F
[@121363,Rutterman] 😮 where at ? I only throw in the drawl when I get around my husband’s cousins at the farm... so they can understand me 😉.
Rutterman · 41-45, M
[@113373,TexChik] Lol. I definitely noticed a difference between the way country folks talked versus those from the big cities. I lived in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
TexChik · F
[@121363,Rutterman] well so do I...it’s a big area !!! can’t be specific... ?
xixgun · M
Southern, but I tone it back when speaking with Yankees or those people from California, as both seem to be unable to understand English when I speak naturally.
sarabee1995 · 26-30, F
[@777164,xixgun] What accent? I just speak English. It's all of you who have accents!! ;)
Peaches · F
[@1360,sarabee1995] [b]LOL! 😜[/b]
sarabee1995 · 26-30, F
[@364304,Peaches] 🤭
JustNik · 46-50, F
I got northern which is as right as it gets. LOL it was fun to try making the other sounds it suggested as possibilities. 🙂
Rutterman · 41-45, M
[@23104,JustNik] Ah, good, they got it right with you. Glad you had fun with this.
MellyMel22 · F
[i][c=#BF0080]Accurate.. [/c][/i]
MellyMel22 · F
[@403045,Ambroseguy80] [i][c=#BF0080]Well Thanks 😊[/c][/i]
Rutterman · 41-45, M
[@1980,MellyMel22] I was born in NYC. 🙂
MellyMel22 · F
[@121363,Rutterman] [i][c=#BF0080]Oh nice![/c][/i]
QueenOfQuirk · 22-25, F
Northeast New England, I didn’t get what it meant till I read it’s the kind of accent they have in Boston, nice quiz 👍
Rutterman · 41-45, M
[@10636,QueenOfQuirk] Thanks. Glad you enjoyed the quiz. 🙂
Rutterman · 41-45, M
[@10636,QueenOfQuirk] You're from India, right? 🤔
QueenOfQuirk · 22-25, F
[@121363,Rutterman] Yes!
Tminus6453 · M
What crap, i live in the NW i dont have a minnesota accent
luckranger71 · 51-55, M
Haha. Ya, hey dere. [@27230,Tminus6453]
Rutterman · 41-45, M
[@27230,Tminus6453] Ya, sure, ya betcha.
Peaches · F
[@27230,Tminus6453] [b]LOL! 😄[/b]
Funny...

[quote][b][big]Northern[/big][/b]

You have a Northern accent. That could either be the Chicago/Detroit/Cleveland/Buffalo accent (easily recognizable) or the Western New England accent that news networks go for.

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[@758526,strawberries] 🤔
Rutterman · 41-45, M
[@414209,SapphicHeart] Interesting results. 🙂
[@121363,Rutterman]
I guess my accent will be quite foreign alike being non-American. I couldn't help it though and had to take your test. :-)
I want to check this out, too. I know what type of accent I [b]think[/b] I have, but it would be interesting to see what the quiz says.
I would classify your accent as neutral from having heard your voice. 😄
Rutterman · 41-45, M
[@328496,bijouxbroussard] That is interesting. Do you think it's accurate or do you think your accent should have been classified as something else? Of course it might be difficult to know how it should have been classified without knowing all the different categories on the quiz.
[@121363,Rutterman] I think I sound like a Westerner, although there are some specific words I pronounce differently (like “ahnt” for aunt). I spent some time taking classes in New Haven, Ct and noticed that accent is probably closest to a San Franciscan accent.
Rutterman · 41-45, M
[@328496,bijouxbroussard] That's something I never would have guessed, that San Franciscans and people in New Haven, CT have a similar accent.
QuixoticSoul · 36-40, M
It gave me neutral, but only foreigners think I sound especially American. To Americans I sound vaguely European, but nobody can place the origin. I certainly don’t sound Russian anymore.
QuixoticSoul · 36-40, M
[@328496,bijouxbroussard] Yup - saw the fall of the USSR with my own eyes.
[@580625,QuixoticSoul] That is so cool. 🙂
QuixoticSoul · 36-40, M
[@328496,bijouxbroussard] Well, at the time, it was very confusing, and I barely understood why everything around me suddenly went to shit. But I suppose now it gives me a wider sense of perspective on some things :)
Keraunos · 31-35, M
I got the neutral result as well, but it is lies. Not only am I not from the region shown in that, but I do, in fact, consider my local identity more important than my national one, and I did not move around much growing up.
Rutterman · 41-45, M
[@666713,Keraunos] They totally blew it with you. Lol.
Rutterman · 41-45, M
[@1162,IfSorrowsSwim] Ah, same as me. Sounds like you don't think it's accurate for you.
summersong · F
Pittsburgh/Western Maryland do not have a neutral accent at all xD

I got Western, but I’ve lived on the east coast my whole life 🤷‍♀️
JohnnyO · 36-40, M
[@334441,Summersong] Hi summer
summersong · F
[@105699,JohnOlinger1] hey man, how are ya?
JohnnyO · 36-40, M
[@334441,Summersong] I'm doin great
fazer1k · 56-60, M
I'm British but took the test anyway. The result was North Eastern which appeared to cover Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Eastern New York.
Rutterman · 41-45, M
[@190949,fazer1k] It's interesting how people from outside the U.S. always seem to get Northeastern or Northern on the quiz. I've never seen any other result for non-Americans.
fazer1k · 56-60, M
[@121363,Rutterman] I guess in reality that just means the Northern American accents most closely match the British use of vowel sounds. I have been to most American states including New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey (included in the North eastern category) and our accents are really not alike. They are certainly a closer match than the southern U.S. accents though! Also, accents vary widely across the UK - mine is from the South of England.
SW User
I wanted to see what it would make of me with a hybrid British-Canadian accent, and I got this

Rutterman · 41-45, M
[@763507,crossproduct] Very interesting. I suspect you actually sound somewhat different from people in the Northeastern U.S.
SW User
[@121363,Rutterman] Yeah, I do, but I can see why it would give me that. I pronounce "r"s in words the British way, and there are only a few American accents that do that.
Rutterman · 41-45, M
[@763507,crossproduct] That's true. Some southerners also pronounce their "r"s that way, but a Northeastern accent probably is closer overall to the way you speak than a Southern accent is.
sighmeupforthat · 41-45, M
not sure what they mean by neutral.

because i can hear it.

:P

whoever did that 'study' never set foot in those places.
Rutterman · 41-45, M
[@341171,sighmeupforthat] Agreed. They don't have a "neutral" accent in those places.
ChampagneOnIce · 46-50, F
Mine's correct. Interesting. Thanks for sharing this.
Rutterman · 41-45, M
[@327203,ChampagneOnIce] You're welcome. Thanks for taking the quiz and sharing your results.
👍
Interesting way to brush on phonetics! Thanks for sharing. 👊

Which American accent do you have?
Northeast New England

The kind of accent they have in Boston. There is more to it than just r`s. Like, you say "don" and "dawn" the same while the people down in NYC don`t.



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Rutterman · 41-45, M
[@24735,Silentspectator] You're welcome. Interesting that you have a Northeast/New England accent according to the quiz. Never would have guessed. 🙂
[@121363,Rutterman] am game to acquire fluency in other accents as well. 🙂
luckranger71 · 51-55, M


Grew up in the Chicago suburbs. Live in Wisconsin, so it makes sense. I still feel like I speak “neutral”. Don’t have the stereotypical Chicago accent— “Da Bears”. Or the lesser known Wisconsin one — think sorry pronounced “sore-ry” or bag pronounced “baig”.
Rutterman · 41-45, M
[@9295,luckranger71] There must be some things in your speech that you share in common with Chicagoans, Wisconsinites, and others from the region.
luckranger71 · 51-55, M
[@121363,Rutterman] I’m sure there is. I just don’t feel I talk like them 😂. I do say something most Wisconsinites say: “I’ll have another drink”
Rutterman · 41-45, M
[@9295,luckranger71] Hahaha! 🍻
Magenta · F
Interesting... My results were same as yours "Neutral". I've never lived in those areas either. I actually prefer the North West more. 😎
Rutterman · 41-45, M
[@1173,Magenta] No, I've moved around. Lived in the Northeast, South, and Pacific Northwest. Living in different places, especially when growing-up, might well have a neutralizing effect on one's accent.
Magenta · F
[@121363,Rutterman] Aah. I am thinking so too, or the quiz is just faulty, heheh.
Rutterman · 41-45, M
[@1173,Magenta] Lol. I can believe either one.
Rutterman · 41-45, M
[@337992,Kindheartedguy] Thanks for taking the quiz and sharing your results. 🙂
fallnhope · 31-35, F
I got Neutral and it pretty much fits.... I've lived in Texas just about my entire life and have had people ask if I was from California since I don't have much of an accent.
Rutterman · 41-45, M
[@530014,fallnhope] That's interesting. I used to live in Texas and I found that not everyone raised in the state has a Texas accent, or at least not much of one. A lot of people I knew from Dallas, Austin, and San Antonio did indeed sound "neutral", or like someone from the West Coast.
basilfawlty89 · 31-35, M
Not American, but it says I'd be Northern.
basilfawlty89 · 31-35, M
[@328496,bijouxbroussard] I mean South African accents differ depending on region and like with everywhere, by ethnic group.
[@23671,basilfawlty89] As do British and U.S. accents, in fact. But point taken.
basilfawlty89 · 31-35, M
[@328496,bijouxbroussard] yeah, they actually did a survey on New York accents in a video and showed ethnic group had much more similarity than borough. Like Irish in Manhattan and Irish in Brooklyn sound more similar than they do with say Polish or Italians in their same borough.
Hoodski · 31-35, M
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Dead on
Byron8by7 · M
I was classified as "Neutral." I grew up in southeast Iowa, which is in the region highlighted in yellow on the map.

I speak with the Midwestern Nasal Twang.
Northern. Which makes the people where I live now sound like hicks.
Rutterman · 41-45, M
[@422459,AcidBurn] Lol.
Peaches · F
Mine was Western. 👯🤠
Rutterman · 41-45, M
[@364304,Peaches] Cool. I think that's what I should have had.
Peaches · F
[@121363,Rutterman] 🙂
iamnikki · 26-30, F
Rutterman · 41-45, M
[@467302,iamnikki] Cool, same as me. 🙂
Let me hear your voice😌
Rutterman · 41-45, M
[@25627,Selah] Okay, I'll see that you hear it sometime. 🙂
Rutterman · 41-45, M
[@209334,ZeroG] Cool. 🙂
NoYou · 26-30, M
Southern.. which is true
SW User
Plain as hell, lol

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Rutterman · 41-45, M
[@694773,Holysmoke] Lol. So am I. A couple of users here who have heard my voice say I sound like a TV weatherman.

 
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