I hear it more in the first generation children of Spanish-speaking immigrants (which I am one but I never picked the accent up). Or must I continue to bleed because you don't have a Band-Aid brand bandage? This is probably vestigial from before the interstate/numbering system: A young relative, a transplant to LA, says that it is because Angelenos have a more intimate relationship with their highways. Synonym Discussion of crisp. "You guys" seems clunky compared to y'all, latter of which is one syllable and sounds right. Down here in South Florida (where I live), it's always I-95. I've spent a bit of time out there in construction (SJ and Salinas Valleys) and most of the time those guys have little discernible accent. I was completely confused listening to his accent all semester, as I could never place it. Maybe "tahwn-ick" says it better? What is with Yankees and the persistent myth of the singular "y'all". --"the 395" wouldn't sound right at all, but neither would "405". I really enjoy trying to pinpoint geographic origins from people who have the "TV accent", since there are always subtle indicators that often surprise me after I inquire further into someone's background. Huh, that's pretty standard here in the greater Toronto area (e.g. But if I listen to how someone speaks, no matter if they're fifteen or fifty, I can tell whether they're from here.). My mom is from Rhode Island and Cot and Caught were different for her, but Cot and Cart were pronounced the same! That option has been removed from play. Or "take eleven south until you reach the four-hundred.". I think it's triple digits that become a mouthful with the "I-" prefix. I've also heard coke or irn bru being called "juice" :D. The Ocracoke Brogue has always fascinated me. As a Michigander, I'd say "Take US131" or "Get on I96 eastbound to M44", just in the same way I'd say "Take a right on Main Street". I'm now curious too. Southwestern Pennsylvania, really, really close to the WV border. When I've had to give a direction involving them, I say "just before you enter town, turn left towards Warragul" because there will be a giant sign in Korumburra pointing towards Warragul; if you're in the middle of the road, you have a sign pointing to Korumburra and another pointing to Warragul. python pronunciation. But that recommendation is probably not worth the paper it's printed on. Teaching pronunciation hardback with audio CDs (2): A course book and reference guide. "I got presents for all y'all!!" Can anyone chime in with the correct AE pronunciation? (I was going to go with Bostonian, Southie, but decided this one was better. Just because you're not used to quintuple time. And then we're not specifying what kind of thing it is, so "Take 5". Finally one day I broke down and asked him about it. My grandmothers we're both born and raised in Washington state and had distinctly different speech patterns. If you check the "other" responses for NC on popvssoda.com, you'll see "drink" and "soft drink" are way more popular in the NC. The United States Highway/Interstate/Michigan abbreviations are pretty common, but optional. -shrugs-. If it's a spur, then I just use the number. Just because I'm amused by a particular language difference doesn't mean I wouldn't give you whichever beverage you prefer if I knew what that was. For me "tonic" has a fairly short vowel in the first syllable. I've had it. I have no theory...just questions, hence..."I wonder", My wife pointed out how I pronounce valve. Listen to the audio pronunciation in several English accents. That tends to happen a good amount, I think. Rural Ontario, well, that's another story. asked Mar 10 '11 at 16:16. Normal Irn Bru is just made from sugar and rust (OK, ammonium ferric citrate if you're being picky) so it doesn't taste like ginger. A tempered Bostonian. First audio sample is of a woman in Alabama describing a tornado. Listen to the audio pronunciation in English. That seems to be a specifically southern California thing. Yeah, it's the sunset highway, but I rarely hear anyone call it that (I've lived in Beaverton for 2 decades). Calling something "North American Regional Dialects and Accents" when they really mean white north american regional dialects and accents strikes me as a racist title choice. But there's also a known dialect difference between central and southern Alberta (former settled by English/Ukrainian/Germans the other by American immigrants). It was weird to discover I'd been pronouncing it differently from other people. Take a look at the map in the original article. I'm not knocking you for using whichever terms you want. To the driver these are just freeways. "), Of course you have an accent, everyone does. And they're pretty different! Just for the record to prevent any potential confusion: we Michiganders don't call pop "ginger". As many fled the Dust Bowl, they carried their accents into the San Joaquin Valley and the Salinas Valley too. Did You Know? Off topic, but the missus gets a kick out of it. If I was in an area with single-digit highways, I'd likely say "take I5" although I can see myself saying "take the 5"; just because "take 5" sounds Wrong and potentially misleading. ", "26" is pronounced "Sunset", btw. It surprised me given I'd only been there a couple years and that you don't hear southern accents very often in Atlanta in any case. Maybe the Americans posting on this thread are talking about the second usage? The ones I find fascinating are those of Chinese ancestry in the deep south, like so: Super cool -- I don't think I've ever heard caught != cot or dawn != don. Though Coke or Sprite will do if a restaurant doesn't have any brewed and ready. Maybe even popular enough to warrant a separate category. (Don't get me started on 'law'yer vs 'loy'er, though...). A particularly interesting part of this map is the difference in accents between parts of the south which had plantations and slaves, and the parts of the south that didn't. But if one drank a Sprite in the morning and was asked what they drank, they might say coke. accent, How to pronounce Maybe so. My favorite is "standing on line" vs "standing in line" -- I had never even heard the "on line" variant until I moved to NYC, where it is ubiquitous. There is unambiguously a vowel sound that occurs between the "pp" and the "l", so it's pronounced more like "appel". It's nice if you omit the word "linguistically". accent, How to pronounce Having grown up and Oregon and lived in Los Angeles for the past 7 years -- up north it would be "I took I-5 from Seattle to Portland" while in L.A. it would be "I took the 5 from Seattle to Portland." Even as much as certain groups move around a lot, huge numbers of people are living in the same area their grandparents were born in. How to say calculus in English? What? Murdering a black person while shouting "all black people must die!" The post that used to be here was wrong and pointless. In Seattle and Portland it's definitely "I-5." It might be ironic if someone from Alabama was describing snow, though. Attribute definition is - a quality, character, or characteristic ascribed to someone or something. As a native English speaker I would say the same thing. Here in Western NC, we said "soft drink" for sweet carbonated beverages. Had a professor in college from the UK. Thanks. Sure, what kind? I know HN hates humor but I couldn't help but laugh at the irony. ); some of them which might not appear strictly racist at first, but when observed within the broader scope of the system they function within, contribute to a general systematic alienation of the population based on racial or cultural features, or in other words, "racism". Where I'm from we just say I took $highway, with highway being say 35w, 494, 13 etc.... Only for 400 series highways, and the QEW. It will also try to guess where you're from, if you're from those parts. Toward the end of the call she told me I had a lovely southern accent. The first syllable is drawn out much more than I would hear that word somewhere other than New England. But it is flawed in a way that totally erases the existence of many speakers of American-English (unless one wants to make the argument that these communities do not speak American-English, which I think most HN readers can see as absolutely silly). Now that I think about, maybe the reason we prefer "soft drink" is because sodas are usually grouped with sweet tea. I noticed greasy pronounced as "greezy" from some people with heavy southern drawls, but not all of them. This makes English pronunciation quite complicated. pronunciation. http://allthingslinguistic.com/post/81929757765/cather-wren-... https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/14y6tc/til_m... http://shop.wisconsinhistory.org/productcart/pc/Bubbler-Magn... https://www.waywordradio.org/regional-term-pitch-in/. There was a more general 2005 documentary with interviews by Robert MacNeil of the NewsHour called. (edit: west of the Willamette, I mean.). Having lived in both places, there is a definite difference in accent between Western Canada and Southern Ontario. Source: life long DFW resident. This is how I hear it said around South Florida though. Named roads like the Northern State Parkway or the Thruway get the definite article, but numbered roads either get the type of road mentioned, or nothing at all: "I 87" or just "87". I guess it's what you grew up listening to. Parodied in the highly polished mockumentary. The slash ( / ), also known as the virgule, has several uses, most of which should be avoided in formal writing. North American Regional Dialects and Accents (2016). Indian I am a born and raised Cascadian. Whereas if I ask "Do all y'all have a ride?" Not everyone in Miami has it, I don't and I was also raised there. But it's also been disproved for just as long. I grew up in Northern Virginia where the vast majority of the population was from somewhere else (school bus rides occasionally broke down into arguments like Aunt/Ant or caught/cot). One of the best exercises was learning to speak with different accents in different dialects. Likewise, if someone comes over to my place, I might ask, "Can I get you a drink? If you're intonthis stuff, the Dictionary of Regional American English[0] is pretty great. I've really grown to hate this intro, plus the whole "bouncy" style of pronunciation. Linguistically, I believe that the Californian usage (e.g., "the 5") is an elliptical construction -- i.e., it's a truncated form of "the 5 freeway". I don't have an accent. in English with Double digits sounds best with the "I-", I think. I was 30 years old when somebody pointed out to me that I pronounce the e's and i's in pen, pin, and dentist identically (and that others don't). I was an english major and took an intro to linguistics class. Incidentally, this is why words with terminal "VC" frequently double the consonant when adding suffixes ("beg" -> "begging", "bed" -> "bedding", "cram" -> "cramming"). I am surprised that the Canadian English block is so large. There are a few open map engines, I guess mapserver and mapnik are 2 of the more prominent ones, and now there are several implementations using OpenGL (aimed at tiled vector maps in browsers). Dialect and Accent Recognition using Phonetic-Segmentation Supervectors ... approach through testing on two English dialect/accent tasks: American English vs. Indian English, and American Southern ... j,ψ j)}m=1 be the tuple sequences of U a and U b, respec-tively. He has a distinctly american accent. The stress mark in question is U+0301 Combining Acute Accent (́ or ́). Within a few weeks, some of them were adding -la (pronounced lah) to the ends of their sentences, which is a thing that local people do there. It took several decades for Southern California locals to start to also commonly refer to the freeways with the numerical designations, but the usage of the definite article persisted. I am specifically referring to words of Anglo-Saxon origin, which are not recent imports into the language. All of these are backwards for users in the American English locale and most other locales. Cool! It is my observation that there are, broadly speaking, 2 definitions of "racism" floating around in the USA these days. See: south of Toronto and south of Guelph. ), so some confusion as TX was part of the confederacy ('the south') but isn't exactly 'the south', as most 'real southerners' would agree (but not southern leaning TXans). University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics 15.2 (2010): 3. International Phonetic Alphabet; English Phonology They say itmore like tocko than tacko like Brits do. Through personal study, I've come to the scientific conclusion that "generic American TV accent" means the person is from Iowa or Kansas more often than not. As a kid I pronounced caught/cot differently but have lived all of my adult life in places where they are pronounced the same, and so I don't say them differently any more. dad. It's like saying it's ironic that someone from Buffalo NY is describing snow... they get it quite often. "495", "128", "Route 3", "Route 1", "The Mass Pike". I am a New Zealander and apparently we also say pin when we mean pen. > If someone told me "I took 5" I'd expect them to be talking about some kind of quantity and wait for them to finish the sentence. Source: 40 year resident. system to adapt its pronunciation, acoustic, and language mod- ... kernel matrix for each pair of dialects using the tuple sequences. That said, years ago I heard Californians call it "the 5" and thought it was brilliant, so I started using it. We don't preface highways with I in Chicago. Now LA did have many more major freeways which were state routes and not Interstates (with the occasional US Highway, such as the 101) than most places do. 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