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  • "posh" Cambridge accent

    10 12.20%
  • Cockney London accent

    11 13.41%
  • Scottish accent

    3 3.66%
  • Irish accent

    2 2.44%
  • Aussie accent

    10 12.20%
  • Canadian accent

    4 4.88%
  • Yankee accent (US)

    8 9.76%
  • Southern (Texan) accent (US)

    23 28.05%
  • Caribbean accent

    11 13.41%
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackmail! View Post
    1/ I also labelled Texan accent "US". So this doesn't fit with your theory.

    2/ That's gross American chauvinism. As a matter of fact, I labelled every accent in my poll but you didn't complain about it, or didn't noticed it. For instance, I said "London Cockney", even if it's slightly tautological, even if having said "Cockney" could have been enough.

    3/ I also already knew about Midwestern American, even if some of your fellow men doesn't seem to agree with it (just because a French said so?). See for instance my 2cents in the thread started by Elaur.
    I have never heard of the accent referred to as a "Yankee" accent, even if it's where Yankees (from my perspective) come from. However I have heard of a Scottish accent, an Aussie accent, a Southern accent, Canadian accent, Irish, Cockney, "Posh"... but never "Yankee".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haphazard View Post
    Perhaps I was thinking differently because of my South African English-speaking friends?
    Statistically, there shouldn't be lot of them. They're rare even in their own country, so now, imagine how many of them you may encounter in Saint Louis (US).

    And you told me African French was the same when another French guy said it was different.
    Has this guy any notion of linguistics, or was he simply joking at you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackmail! View Post
    Has this guy any notion of linguistics, or was he simply joking at you?
    You'd be surprised what you can find in the Midwest.

    Are we talking North or West African? There might be a communication problem there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haphazard View Post
    I have never heard of the accent referred to as a "Yankee" accent, even if it's where Yankees (from my perspective) come from. However I have heard of a Scottish accent, an Aussie accent, a Southern accent, Canadian accent, Irish, Cockney, "Posh"... but never "Yankee".
    You should visit Vermont or NYC more often!

    Or maybe I'm biased because of my frequent visits in the university campus of the Northeast? -I've spent 80% of my time in the US there, or in Manhattan-
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haphazard View Post
    You'd be surprised what you can find in the Midwest.

    Are we talking North or West African? There might be a communication problem there.
    Bascially it's a kind of French that has been recently learned. Canadian-French would look far more exotic to us, because African-French is just classic French: same vocabulary, same grammar.
    Even if contrary to African-English, African-French is slowly establishing itself as a mother tongue in many places, not as a mere lingua franca only understood by the elites. But that's a fairly recent phenomena, that is paradoxally accelerated by urbanization.

    And the more the local population know how to speak French, the more it sounds like the French you hear in France. Q.E.D.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackmail! View Post
    You should visit Vermont or NYC more often!

    Or maybe I'm biased because of my frequent visits in the university campus of the Northeast? -I've spent 80% of my time in the US there, or in Manhattan-
    I've been to the South and I've been to the North and I've been to the West but I've never ventured back to the land of my birth. They may well call it a "yankee" accent but, evidently, from this thread, it's not a widespread term.

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    Yankee still isn't an "accent" - although on google I saw the "news accent" referred to as a "yankee accent" by people outside the US. I guess we should accept that so we can be non-American centered Americans!

    You are probably thinking of people being CALLED yankees. That doesn't make you have a yankee accent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elaur View Post
    Yankee still isn't an "accent" - although on google I saw the "news accent" referred to as a "yankee accent" by people outside the US. I guess we should accept that so we can be non-American centered Americans!

    You are probably thinking of people being CALLED yankees. That doesn't make you have a yankee accent.
    Then what word would you use to describe the kind of accent you hear in New-England and NYC as well?

    (remember I tried to limit the options of the poll)
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    New england accent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackmail! View Post
    Then what word would you use to describe the kind of accent you hear in New-England and NYC as well?

    (remember I tried to limit the options of the poll)
    Northeastern USA, if you want to include NY.
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