online accent quiz

Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Fri Dec 1 20:45:42 UTC 2006

Someone said to think of "accent" as being from a non-native English speaker
and "dialect" being from a native English talker.

Apparently it's the westerners who are doing the "merging" of vowels here.
There are a lot of westerners getting into the media and that is creating a
lot of ah-dropping.  Not good.

Tom Zurinskas, USA - CT20, TN3, NJ33, FL4+
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>From: Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU>
>Reply-To: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
>Subject: online accent quiz
>Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2006 21:38:36 -0500
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>Poster:       Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU>
>Subject:      online accent quiz
>for those of you who can't remember where you're from but do remember
>how you pronounce your vowels...
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