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I Would Like to Know What Kind of Accent You Have

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    My Accent

    My family hails from the West Indies mainly Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago. I was born in New York and grew up amongst people from the islands. Some people are quick to ask me if I was really from the state because of my pronounced accent. I tell them yes but to me its just...
    fgsZERO fgsZERO 26-30, M Aug 21, 2013

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    Southern

    I have a very strong southern accent,being from Tennessee and Alabama i resent it sometimes but its there just the same.
    Akmarii Akmarii 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 25, 2010

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    Transplanted To Illinois

    I am from Madisonville Tn. But moved to Illinois years ago , still have a bit of my southern drawl
    rumpledforeskin rumpledforeskin 41-45, M Dec 12, 2012

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    Trinidadian Accent

    In Trinidad and Tobago, we speak both standard English and the dialect, meaning the broken English.
    thunderkat1982 thunderkat1982 26-30, M Sep 13, 2012

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    A Combination

    Okii, so... My "accent" might be considered strange. Not only do I have a very unusual voice and range, but my accent is odd. I live in Canada so I have the typical "Canadian" accent. And to clarify it again for you crazy Americans (don't take it offensively :P), we don't end...
    luminescentdanger luminescentdanger 22-25, T 1 Response Feb 13, 2013

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    Southern!

    North Carolina born and raised!
    NeonPink20 NeonPink20 18-21, F Jun 29, 2012

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    Can't Get Rid Of My Accent

    No matter how much i may try for my accent to go away, its always there. I am Spanish and i have been living in the U.S for 9 years already, i always wanted to speak like a normal person in english but because my accent was there many people were like what? what??? and it drove...
    sakura9 sakura9 18-21 1 Response Jun 30, 2012

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    New Zealander!

    I have a New Zealand accent, also known as 'kiwi' accent. Im proud of my accent and where I come from, Im so glad that I was born here. People think kiwis sound like Australians, but be learned, it may sound similar, but generally it is not. If someone tells you they are from...
    StarrysLove StarrysLove 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 30, 2008

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    Irish And Proud :)

    I have a northern irish .. Ballymena accent.. And see the ammount of people that mock me is unreal.. In work in college even when im out!! Its cause I moved to a different town and their accent is brod and funny.. Like with me instead of saying can not il say canny.. And instead...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 8, 2012

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    My Accent.

    I have a Southern accent. It's kinda hard for me to give an example, though, because I do not have a heavy drawl.I thought this video was funny, but I still don't think my accent is as strong as this girl's. It might be, I don't know. But, she sounds similar to most people I...
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 15, 2013

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    Inside Out Coconut

    I was born in N Cal but if you want to guess it would be hard to say for sure. My mom moved to Hawaii and I picked up pigeon which is a mix of English slang with a tropical twist....so what you like go beach? Or someting like that....bra! I love Hawaii one should be proud of such...
    junglegirl72 junglegirl72 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 23, 2012

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    Accents

    I absolutely love accents, any kind but my own.  Totally turn me on,  love them.
    bgrgrl bgrgrl 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 31, 2008

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    Carolina Girl

    I am a Southern Girl, but I don't talk like the people who have the hideous fake southern accent on tv.
    wonderstruck77 wonderstruck77 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 7, 2013

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    I have lived all over the upper eastern bit of

    America. West virginia, New York, Maryland, Pennsylvannia, Kentucky, Ohio, Virginia.. Acouple more. And so in each of those i picked up something, in NewYork which is my birth place I grew up as part Puerto Rican. So i was surrounded by hispanics. So i tend to roll my Rs, and...
    QueenJayde16 QueenJayde16 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 9, 2013

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    Midwestern

    Even Midwestern is a pretty broad term when it comes to accents, though.
    shelley27 shelley27 36-40, F 3 Responses Jun 15, 2012

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    Southern Lol

    even tho im from california brn an raised my familys from out east so sumhow i ppicked it up
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 20, 2012

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    New Jersey Accent-ish

    I am born from New Jersey.  My mix of accents is from NJ/PA/Hearing impaired which makes it unusual and throws off other people when they hear me talk next to my other family members, because they don't share the same accent.The hearing impaired twists the NJ accent making...
    klarenden klarenden 31-35, F Jun 8, 2010

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    Typical Londoner.

    I speak like a typical Londoner. Iv been approached a few times because I "sound weird". I live in Essex so it is a little odd that I don't have the Essex accent and I am oh so grateful for that haha.
    supertamza supertamza 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 8, 2013

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    Northern Irish

    I have a Border County Down Accent that has a little hint of Belfast in it.  I was born a little bit away from the Border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland on the County Down, Northern Ireland side and have a slight County Louth element to my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 1, 2008

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    Southern

    I don't have a deep drawl or anything. It's more like a hint of twang. It's not obvious, but if you're paying attention you can tell I'm from the South.
    fitterhappiervelcro fitterhappiervelcro 18-21, F 15 Responses Sep 28, 2008

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    New York

    I was born and currently being raised in New York so i have a New York accent. Just recently i went Florida to see my Florida family and they were making fun of my accent because i saw talk and awesome differently from them. They don't curl their A's like we do, so we say some...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 20, 2012

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    I Do Not Say "G'Day Mate"

    I am Australian, working class, "mixed "ethnic", from Melbourne with a bit of academia thrown in. I can proudly switch from "Wog Bogan" to "Highly Educated Lady" in seconds. I also sing in an Atlanta accent on stage. :)  
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 31-35, F 4 Responses Sep 28, 2008

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    DanBurnett DanBurnett 16-17, M Jun 29

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    Scottish Ftw <3

    Yaar, I have a Scottish accent. Though I live right up in the highlands, so I don't have a really "Scottish sounding" accent like a Glaswegian accent or someone from Dumfries. I guess I sound a little like a...I don't know the word out of a colloquialism, so I'll just go for...
    Snitzel Snitzel 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 7, 2010

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    Some Kind Of European Accent.

    I have a european accent. I try to hide it when i speak but i can't help but notice it myself. I been to England multiple times and people didn't really notice, but with some words the accent is too much for me too handle ><.. I find it funny to speak english, i had a lot of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 27, 2012

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    No One Would Think I Am Not American

    thats the first remark i get when someone hears me speaking English, although i have never been to the states before, because I learned English from TV and movies. when i was in college , majoring English , they all would ask me if i studied in the states and it was hard for them...
    lonesomedove80 lonesomedove80 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 29, 2010

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    Authentic Massachusetts

    Some movies over do it or they make it seem like everyone is from South Boston. The other thing I notice is how in the 1960s and 70s or so, they assumed everyone talks like a Kennedy. The Kennedys--esp JFK and Teddy--don't talk like ANYONE here. Really. Other movies like...
    hawkins01607 hawkins01607 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 11, 2012

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    Nope... Nada

    I think I pick up what I hear and if I'm around someone Hispanic I get the Spanglish, etc. I don't know if you could say I have an accent as I've spoken to so may EP'ers and have heard some great ones. Everything from Canadian to Country and all the in betweens. hmmm if we've...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 10, 2010

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    An Eclectic Mix

    My father was born up North, so he has a New England accent, with words like "car" sounding like "cah" when you hear it. My mother, on the other hand, is from the South. That accent needs no explanation for those who are familiar with how most people from the South talk. And yes...
    BLACKTIGER75 BLACKTIGER75 36-40, M Aug 12, 2012

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    My Accent Has Changed Over Time

    I did not grow up in the states, but most people never know or assume this becasue I sound American. When asked to place where I come from, people don't really know, they say I sound like the people on TV. The funny thing is I never really tried to change my accent, and I often...
    nevenera1 nevenera1 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 24, 2010

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    In Hiding...

    I spent 10 years in a French-first language school before switching to an English high school. In grade 8 English class, we were learning how to conjugate verbs in the PRESENT TENSE.  [We were just starting to learn I have, You have, He haS... I AM, You ARE, He IS...
    thornswithoutroses thornswithoutroses 18-21 Oct 8, 2009

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    British Indian In California

    I moved here little over 3yrs ago from London, where I was born and raised,and even today I get a lot of women admiring my accent. I have to admit I like the attentionbut also realised the men do not like me for it. The men seem to dislike the fact the women like to hear me talk...
    jeets jeets 31-35, M Sep 2, 2012

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    Salad Dressing :-)

    Italian, with a hint of south American. Lol
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 8, 2012

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    Yes I Have a Southern Accent....

    Anyone who has talked to me on the phone knows I certainly do have a southern accent. I can't say I am very fond of it and I KNOW there are certain words I say  that sound really sugary sweet and very southern ;). Although, I dont really care for my accent at all there are...
    snowbunny1002 snowbunny1002 46-50, F 39 Responses Oct 1, 2008

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    Just Curious

    I"ve heard of people getting offended when asked where their accent came from.  But I think accents are beautiful.  French, Italian, Spanish.  Even regional ones, especially Southern.  Have a touch of that one myself.  Anyway, I never could understand why someone gets...
    Yvette71 Yvette71 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 11, 2012

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    Accent

    I was raised in a small country town in Texas but my accent is different than everyone else there. Everyone said that I sound like I am from a different country. My accent changes every once in awhile. So it's hard to tell where I am from.
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Aug 7, 2012

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    Atlantic Canada

    I have a different french-canadian acadian accent, i don't sound like a Quebec french, and obviously not a France french accent, but a noticeable french accent
    boxerchick boxerchick 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 5, 2010

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    Russian And British

    I'm Russian. I grew up there and my family still resides there. I lived in England to receive some of my studies and to help me learn better English. So I suppose my accent is a mix of the two!
    TheTrying TheTrying 22-25, F Jun 10, 2012

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    I'm Australian.

    I like hearing what other people's take on the Australian accent are. I know I don't sound like the rest of them, but I laugh at my sister and she at me when we try to do the outback accent. It's roight funny, mayt. :P
    PhantomBrave10 PhantomBrave10 18-21, F Jun 21, 2012

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    Southern

    I have a southern accent. Some people think that's cute, but I hate it. When I speak, I'm very conscious of trying not to sound like a complete hick, and I think I do a pretty good job. When I get around my family it just comes out though. I can't help it.
    fxckup fxckup 22-25, F Jul 22, 2012

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    Have You Seen The Departed?

    Think Mark Warlberg in the departed, softened by a number of years out west, Unless I have a few beers in me; then I'm Mark Warlberg again
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 17, 2011

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    Scouse! (liverpool)

    Yep, Im a dirty scouser ;) I don't pronouce my 'g's on 'ing' words, I say 'like' a lot and generally shorten words ('ano'). I say 'yous', 'buk' not 'book', 'fer' not 'fur', 'buta' not 'butter', 'me' not 'my'. "Ey will use go down thee chippy. Me bezzie's up tha duff. Im gunna...
    LittleMissLucky LittleMissLucky 18-21, F 8 Responses Aug 21, 2010

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    Spanish-english To English-spanish

    I came to this country as a little boy and grew up speaking spanish at home.  Needless to say I had a strong spanish accent.  As i got older, my spanish accent diminished.  Now I have an american accent when i speak spanish.  I now have to think of the spanish...
    mrdimples mrdimples 41-45, M 6 Responses Jun 21, 2010

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    Chicago

    i have a chicago accent.  so not only do i pronouce stuff hard, and nasally, i talk fast... and i mean really really really fast, lol....
    destiny420 destiny420 22-25, F 8 Responses Nov 13, 2008

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    Mixed

    I was born in Scotland (Glasgow area) but moved away when I was seven to Ireland. Last year I moved to Canda and have retained a mostly Midlands Irish accent. I always thought it was kind of plain. However, my Canadian friends all think it's quite strong. They think the way I say...
    NatalieMacaulay NatalieMacaulay 18-21, F Aug 20, 2012

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    Eh...mix Of Texas Drawl And Standard American

    Standard American Midwestern accent, usually. The only time it really differs is when I've seen my family up in North Texas [I live further south where the Drawl doesn't really exist anymore] for an extended period of time. Then I use the Texas Drawl until I manage to get rid of...
    Treval Treval 22-25, F Sep 20, 2010

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    Newscaster Voice/accent?

    I don't have an accent. Just what I call a "newscaster's voice". When I tell people that I'm from Jersey they don't believe me because I don't have an accent.
    BlankPage123456787 BlankPage123456787 70+, F Dec 23, 2011

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    New Englander Accent Mixed

    I have an accent that's a lot like a boston one. "car" is "cah" only sometimes though. "Weird" is "Weeaaiihd" and I say wicked a lot. Like "That's wicked cool man,sweet.". Also There is a hint of Irish too within my voice so just imagine some Irish mixed with to boston New...
    Blukk Blukk 18-21 Aug 20, 2012

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    Mixture Of Accent

    i'm learning English from some years ,from many sources like reading, listening , watching , and singing so i guess my accent is mixture of British, American, Canadian, Aussie , lol cuz i chatted with friends from all over the world, if you like to talk with me always welcome on...
    maliklucky maliklucky 26-30, M Jun 12, 2012

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    Texan(:

    Born and raised a girl of the true south(: I have a cute southern drawl to my voice when I'm not paying attention.
    bigandtallgal bigandtallgal 18-21, F Jul 26, 2012

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    Slightly Faded Boston Accent

    I grew up in Boston. But I have been away from there for about 16 years. Since I have left my Bostonian accent has faded a little bit. But once in a while people notice it. So I have a slighly faded Boston accent The Boston accent is there but it has toned down a bit I...
    Gman7 Gman7 36-40, M 1 Response Jun 12, 2012

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