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  1. CaliBear

    CaliBear DIS Veteran

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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. :goodvibes
     
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  3. Sorsha

    Sorsha <font color=royalblue>People, don't be like the ch

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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."
     
  4. CaliBear

    CaliBear DIS Veteran

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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"?
    dawn
    don
    Well, I don't think don and dawn sound any different in the first place so on would obviously rhyme with both

    :lmao:
     
  5. Lorelei Lee

    Lorelei Lee DIS Veteran

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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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  6. Debbie

    Debbie <font color=blue><marquee>DIScovering DIS magic</m

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    I took the accent test and got:
    ::yes:: Canadian am I!
     
  7. nanajoyx2

    nanajoyx2 <font color=blue>Enjoy those wonderful princes...t

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    I'm from MA and Don and Dawn are pronounced the same. Only difference is the spelling.
     
  8. MaryAnnDVC

    MaryAnnDVC "Mare", DISing since '99; prefers being tagless

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    Oh, I so agree with you. ::yes:: :thumbsup2:worship::flower3:
     
  9. Manateemum

    Manateemum Mouseketeer

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    Me too!
     
  10. MaryAnnDVC

    MaryAnnDVC "Mare", DISing since '99; prefers being tagless

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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.
     
  11. mombrontrent

    mombrontrent DIS Veteran

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    Another Canadian here who has the North Central accent:thumbsup2
     
  12. bunkkinsmom

    bunkkinsmom <font color=magenta>No 9, so it's all good<br><fon

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    HAHAHAHAHAHHAHA! I got "Northeast". I was born and raised in North Carolina.....
     
  13. Kirby

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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".
     
  14. aprilgail2

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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????
     
  15. mombrontrent

    mombrontrent DIS Veteran

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    They all sound exactly the same to me:rotfl2:
    I really hear no difference between any of them:confused3
     
  16. Lorelei Lee

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    Took the quiz. Got "the northeast" . . . As if I could escape it . . .

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  17. HubbDave

    HubbDave Remember, no matter where you go, there you are

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    My wife just met.that Lisa Whechler who was on last season (and Facts of Life and a former Mouseketeer)
     
  18. Mkrop

    Mkrop <font color=coral>I just cant go on demand<br><fon

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    I dont have time to take the test...BUT none of those words sound the same at all!!!!!
     
  19. Jennasis

    Jennasis DIS life goes on

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    Chat with any of the locals in my small NC town and you'll see how. The accent is THICK down here.

    I'm from Long Island. Moved here 10 years ago. I have no accent. Seriously. Even though both of my parents sound like Andrew Dice Clay. Everyone says that I have no discernible accent. Check out my tags.
     
  20. trip

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    The American accent test has me pegged! :thumbsup2 From birth through college I live in the Chicago area or Northern Wisconsin.

    You may think you speak "Standard English straight out of the dictionary" but when you step away from the Great Lakes you get asked annoying questions like "Are you from Wisconsin?" or "Are you from Chicago?" Chances are you call carbonated drinks "pop."
     
  21. phorsenuf

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    I took the accent test but some of the answers didn't apply. For me Mary and marry are the same and merry is different. That wasn't an answer option though. It had me at North central. Far from it. Anyone who talks for me pegs me with a Boston accent right away. :confused3
     

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