Author Topic: Dialect Map-Update: British & Irish Version  (Read 1104 times)

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Re: Dialect Map
« Reply #30 on: May 01, 2021, 11:49:05 AM »
I gave it my best effort and it said I’m from everywhere but Michigan and the New York / Jersey areas. I’m fine with that.
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Re: Dialect Map
« Reply #31 on: May 01, 2021, 12:02:30 PM »
It gave my South Jersey wife the exact area we live in, no way, it should have put her up there with the rest of youse Yankees 🤔🤣😂
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Re: Dialect Map
« Reply #32 on: May 01, 2021, 12:25:16 PM »
I finally got it to peg my hometown of Santa Rosa. All I had to do was change firefly/lightning bug to firefly. Lightning bug is what my Ohio relatives call them. :thumb:


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Re: Dialect Map
« Reply #33 on: May 01, 2021, 01:17:25 PM »
It put me pretty much in the middle of the country. I grew up in Connecticut, lived in Colorado for close to 20 years and the last 25 in California. So it must have averaged everything out.   :grin:
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Re: Dialect Map
« Reply #33 on: May 01, 2021, 01:17:25 PM »

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Re: Dialect Map
« Reply #34 on: May 01, 2021, 04:45:18 PM »
"I don't talk funny.  You listen funny."   :grin: :grin: :grin:
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Re: Dialect Map
« Reply #35 on: May 01, 2021, 05:14:25 PM »
I didn't realize there are different sets of questions. I just did this with my daughter and many questions were different than the ones I had. She came out as southern, Nashville and Louisville. About right for a North Georgia girl with an Ohio raised father.

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Re: Dialect Map
« Reply #36 on: May 01, 2021, 06:20:30 PM »
When I’m in Europe, I use the most basic language of the people around me, but do not attempt to converse because I cannot.
However I will use abbreviations of English sentences constructed around the language that is prevalent.
For instance in France...
“Can you provide me with a tent site for one night, I am on a motorbike..”
Would become...
“Bonjour Misseier”, is possible for pitch 1 night with Moto...?”  (With physical accentuation of the “one”, “pitch” and “Moto”.
It does not seem to be the word difference that makes you unintelligible, as much as the order of the nouns, verbs and adjectives. Stealing shamelessly from the local vernacular can save a lot of angst.
In Italy if you are asked how enjoyable touring on a bike is...
A simple..”for sure is big fun..no ?”
Will gain an immediate and heartfelt nod of agreement and acceptance.
But I CANNOT stand to hear Jack Miller when he is imitating VR... :embarrassed:
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Re: Dialect Map
« Reply #37 on: May 01, 2021, 06:24:28 PM »
I used to like Nick Hayden’s Kentucky sound..
He pronounced “road” as “rowed”. Plus he was so damn gracious and happy all the time... :bow:

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Re: Dialect Map
« Reply #38 on: May 01, 2021, 07:39:07 PM »
Just did the survey with my wife which put her in a triangle of Birmingham-Augusta-Columbus GA. Spot on. But amazing since she grew up in a Deaf household and English is not her first language.

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« Reply #39 on: May 01, 2021, 11:49:11 PM »
 Worked really hard as a kid to use the English language in proper fashion , studied the speech patterns of famous writers , hell , I can't bare to read any book written in local vernacular . Listened to the best orators , sought out those who sounded intelligent , and mostly speak sans terms like Youse guys , ya'll , bitchin' , groovy , gnarly , etc . My speech patterns represent all of that hard work .

 The problem is , after living in deep east Texas for several years , followed by NW Arkansas , then Muskogee for 30 years , I still manage to sound like an Okie , an educated hopefully well spoken one , but still an Okie  :laugh: At times like now when the allergens are peaking , my normally baritone voice comes out more like a 100 year old man who has imbibed too much whiskey for 80 years , Smithswede does almost all of my public communication in Cedar Vale for the simple reason that even amplified I am still barely audible by Friday  :grin: :rolleyes:

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Re: Dialect Map
« Reply #40 on: May 02, 2021, 12:24:30 AM »
Worked really hard as a kid to use the English language in proper fashion , studied the speech patterns of famous writers , hell , I can't bare to read any book written in local vernacular . Listened to the best orators , sought out those who sounded intelligent , and mostly speak sans terms like Youse guys , ya'll , bitchin' , groovy , gnarly , etc . My speech patterns represent all of that hard work .

 The problem is , after living in deep east Texas for several years , followed by NW Arkansas , then Muskogee for 30 years , I still manage to sound like an Okie , an educated hopefully well spoken one , but still an Okie  :laugh: At times like now when the allergens are peaking , my normally baritone voice comes out more like a 100 year old man who has imbibed too much whiskey for 80 years , Smithswede does almost all of my public communication in Cedar Vale for the simple reason that even amplified I am still barely audible by Friday  :grin: :rolleyes:

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Re: Dialect Map
« Reply #41 on: May 02, 2021, 12:42:11 AM »
You seem to get your point across when you need to....

 Here is the reality of that Peter , even when at times when dealing with an issue and possibly being blunt , try to imagine a soft spoken white haired old guy simply attempting to cut off a problem before it escalates .

 Now back to the topic at hand .

 One of the best parts of rallies is hearing the different speech patterns and accents . Our friend from Louisiana David W has this beautiful North Louisiana accent , round and full , like listening to an old style Southern gentleman , maybe sped up slightly from working as an RN for years .

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Re: Dialect Map
« Reply #42 on: May 02, 2021, 03:32:42 AM »
I've spent half my life in northern England and the other half in Germany.
But apparently I'm from Jackson!
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Re: Dialect Map
« Reply #43 on: May 02, 2021, 05:44:40 AM »
I was once mistaken in Norway for being from Sarf Ifrica....!!!

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Re: Dialect Map
« Reply #44 on: May 03, 2021, 01:11:00 PM »
Took it once. Nailed my home town, but that's not really the accent, it's the dialect.
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Re: Dialect Map
« Reply #45 on: May 03, 2021, 03:37:13 PM »
It picked me as being from New York, where I visited just once a couple of years ago.

But I've lived in Marina Del Rey, Los Angeles multiple times for periods of six months or longer working on projects.  At one time I enjoyed ten summers in a row.

Unfortunately, I don't do this any more, and now have to face winters here in Auckland New Zealand.  Still milder than a lot of California.  Covid kept me at home for the last year.

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Re: Dialect Map
« Reply #46 on: May 03, 2021, 04:11:52 PM »
It shows me as upper East Coast North of New York, Rhode Island, Maine or something.
But the smart money says I’m from Ur anus.....!
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Re: Dialect Map
« Reply #47 on: May 03, 2021, 05:50:43 PM »
This is quite fun...

I am from Taiwan and raised in Vancouver BC...yet I am apparently closer to those NYokers or Hawaiian than where I am LOL...
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Re: Dialect Map-Update: British & Irish Version
« Reply #48 on: May 11, 2021, 01:09:15 PM »
Update:

There is a British & Irish version of the same dialect quiz, also at the NY Times!

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/02/15/upshot/british-irish-dialect-quiz.html

Your map

Definitely not from around here are you? Your answers were closer to the average person outside of Ireland and Britain than anywhere inside it.

The map shows places where answers most closely match your own, based on more than 1,000,000 respondents who said they were from Ireland or Britain.

Spot on, not surprisingly. 


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