|What American accent do you have? |
Your Result: Boston
|The Inland North|
|What American accent do you have?|
Quiz Created on GoToQuiz
I don't know why they would come up with Boston, when I was raised in Oregon. However, "The West" is a pretty broad category, so maybe I didn't have enough characteristics of a Utah or Idaho accent to fit into it. (For example, I believe that "pin" and "pen" are not homophones, I don't add a 't' at the end of the word "across," and the word "mountain" does not involve a glottal stop.) Also, the test is very simplistic (of course).
Back in my undergrad days, studying linguistics, I remember looking at a map that had very detailed representations of American dialects, right down to pinpoints on the map showing specific pronunciation distributions. I remember feeling overjoyed that someone else out there in the Pacific Northwest pronounces "crayon" the same as "crown."
Also, no matter what Jeremy tells you, "coupon" is correctly pronounced "kyu-pon."
And my sixth-grade teacher was definitely right when she said that the Pacific Northwest actually has the pure American dialect that all newscasters around the nation study, so they can get it right and dialect-neutral when they read the news on the air.
That is all.