Map: North American Accents, eh?

In: Culture Maps

6 Jan 2011

An interesting attempt to map out linguistic differences in the great American melting pot. It’s a bit much to absorb at first, but the more you dig, the more fascinating it is. For example, if you zoom in and click on one of the little dots, you realize that author Rick Aschmann has included links to more than 600 audio file examples of different accents. (via)

Map of North American Accents

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lolwut

January 6th, 2011 at 7:18 pm

So this map claims people in the north western united states sound the same as people in the south west? Well I’ve read research by professional linguists (as opposed to hobbyists like the one who made this map) that suggests otherwise.

My observations: In Portland, Oregon you can tell the natives by the fact they pronounce bag and beg the same way. If bag has the same vowel sound as map then they are one of the invaders from the south west who are ruining the city.

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