I'm curious, cause most people I know that are from the country have accents. Do they all?
Rural folk tend to maintain an older way of speaking in regards to dialect and accent. Their accent reflects an older version of the typical American accent along with regional variance.
Urbanites are a more amalgamated... cosmopolitan sort. People from all over the world influence the folkways in metropolitan areas. As different native English speakers bring their regional accents and non-native speakers learn from a written source... the result is a more broad... "General American" accent.
Depending on the regional vs cosmopolitan influences on the bigger city populations... there will be varying degrees on perceived regional accents there.
As radio... television... and the internet play bigger roles on a daily basis with people once isolated from outside influences... regional accents are broadening and differences are waning.
While alot of "country" people may nott realize they have an accent, we do tend to say words somewhat different than other parts of the US. Im from South Louisiana, i talk normal for where im from, however if you heard me talk and use my redneck slang and words you would probley laugh. If you go deeper in the south around the swamp areas you find alot of cajun french people who speak that language or have the "bayou" accent. I absolutely love the way they talk.
Everybody has an accent, as an "accent" is a relativistic concept...eg, those from Oregon sound "normal" to me, while those from California sound "foreign" :)
I'm not sure how far apart two people in the same country have to be to have different accents, but I'm sure they change every few hundred miles, at least.
I have a country accent. :) And not all country people have accents because maybe some of them go to the city or something and pick up them accents. It depends on who your all around for a long period of time. That's what happened to me :)
A southern accent? I suppose, I think southern accents are cute, and eanglish accents and deffinately spanish accents and... Oh I'm blabing-- so um yhea, everyone has an accent, it differs from place to place.
Every single person has an accent. Even overhere (South Africa) for my language(and we have 11 official languages) alone you easily get about 9-10 different accents. It just depends on where you are from.
Yes. Oh, and did you know? Country people also wear cowboy hats, ride horses, and pee in an outhouse. ...... Good sir, please don't stereotype. =]
I got it just fine, thus my example of Oregon & California :) As those folk from them "oregoone hills" sound funky to most "yeah area" folk :)
Not country like United States country, I mean, country as in like you hear in country music. I should have put that detail in there
Lol! Every single person has an accent. Some just sound more similar to yours than others.
iNCORRECT. If you speak with a non-regional diction you don't have an accent.
*english (gosh I used to be great @ spelling:( )
no way. im country but i dont live in the south
lol The outhouse I knew all my life.
.... I was being sarcastic...?
I knew someone would laugh
who are country people?
Not at you... :)