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Old 04-27-2013, 10:16 AM   #601
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I can't hear a difference at all, but I took one of those regional accent tests and most of my answers were "I pronounce them the same". An exception: Hock and Hawk. I'm going to use that as my guide for the difference between Don and Dawn.
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Old 04-27-2013, 10:31 AM   #602
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I can't hear a difference at all, but I took one of those regional accent tests and most of my answers were "I pronounce them the same". An exception: Hock and Hawk. I'm going to use that as my guide for the difference between Don and Dawn.
Yup, I pronounce them the same too. Even Hawk/hock. No difference. I believe that is what is called a "midwest/west" accent - I have heard people from other places say this about the way we speak here - we pronounce our vowels "flat".

"Hawk" is "hock". "Don" is "Dawn". No difference at all, to me.

I just took this accent quiz, and I scored 95% The West/Midland.
"Your accent is the lowest common denominator of American speech. Unless you're a SoCal surfer, no one thinks you have an accent. And really, you may not even be from the West at all, you could easily be from Florida or one of those big Southern cities like Dallas or Atlanta."
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Old 04-27-2013, 10:52 AM   #603
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There's two Don/Dawn questions on the one you took! I like this one, and the relevant answer:

7. Do you think the word "on" rhymes with "dawn" or with "don"?
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Well, I don't think don and dawn sound any different in the first place so on would obviously rhyme with both

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Old 04-27-2013, 11:20 AM   #604
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I don't need to take the accent test. I'm from Lawn Guyland.

Yes, that's a bit of an exaggeration. But you will never mistake where I'm from.

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Old 04-27-2013, 07:34 PM   #605
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I took the accent test and got:
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"North Central" is what professional linguists call the Minnesota accent. If you saw "Fargo" you probably didn't think the characters sounded very out of the ordinary. Outsiders probably mistake you for a Canadian a lot.
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Old 04-27-2013, 07:48 PM   #606
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I'm from MA and Don and Dawn are pronounced the same. Only difference is the spelling.
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Old 04-27-2013, 08:31 PM   #607
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I agree and I can not stand the way Jeff says Dawns name- he says it like the mans name Don instead of Dawn!
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Nooooo. One is don like an "on" and dawn is like d "awe" n
Oh, I so agree with you.
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Old 04-27-2013, 08:33 PM   #608
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Old 04-27-2013, 08:41 PM   #609
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Yup, I pronounce them the same too. Even Hawk/hock. No difference. I believe that is what is called a "midwest/west" accent - I have heard people from other places say this about the way we speak here - we pronounce our vowels "flat".

"Hawk" is "hock". "Don" is "Dawn". No difference at all, to me.

I just took this accent quiz, and I scored 95% The West/Midland.
"Your accent is the lowest common denominator of American speech. Unless you're a SoCal surfer, no one thinks you have an accent. And really, you may not even be from the West at all, you could easily be from Florida or one of those big Southern cities like Dallas or Atlanta."
What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The Northeast 100%
Judging by how you talk you are probably from north Jersey, New York City, Connecticut or Rhode Island. Chances are, if you are from New York City (and not those other places) people would probably be able to tell if they actually heard you speak.

None of the sets of words in each question of the accent quiz sounded the same to me.
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Old 04-27-2013, 08:49 PM   #610
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Another Canadian here who has the North Central accent
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Old 04-27-2013, 08:59 PM   #611
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HAHAHAHAHAHHAHA! I got "Northeast". I was born and raised in North Carolina.....
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:01 PM   #612
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I took the test and I scored "West" meaning that I basically have no accent. But that is not quite right. Even people here say that I have a "country" accent and my cousins from back East (Maryland, West Virginia) think I definitely have one and always make fun of my "accent".
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:09 PM   #613
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What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The Northeast 100%
Judging by how you talk you are probably from north Jersey, New York City, Connecticut or Rhode Island. Chances are, if you are from New York City (and not those other places) people would probably be able to tell if they actually heard you speak.

None of the sets of words in each question of the accent quiz sounded the same to me.
I got the same thing- they don't sound the same because they aren't the same LOL--- how in the world can anyone think Mary, Merry and Marry sound the same????
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:14 PM   #614
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I got the same thing- they don't sound the same because they aren't the same LOL--- how in the world can anyone think Mary, Merry and Marry sound the same????
They all sound exactly the same to me
I really hear no difference between any of them
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:58 PM   #615
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Took the quiz. Got "the northeast" . . . As if I could escape it . . .

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