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    Spin: Do Yuh notice a difference in accents in the USA and Canada....

    ... according to class????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Collie4Nyah View Post
    ... according to class????

    of course..and also according to where you are.

    but i have heard most ppl elsewhere feel they cant distinguish the CA accent from the US accent..
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    Yes

    I've also noticed that Canada doesn't have an "urban" accent. I have a distant relative who visited us a couple of times. You could swear she's a white girl if you heard her through the phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by optimizm View Post
    Yes

    I've also noticed that Canada doesn't have an "urban" accent. I have a distant relative who visited us a couple of times. You could swear she's a white girl if you heard her through the phone.
    O_o...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Collie4Nyah View Post
    ... according to class????

    you are funny lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by LB View Post
    you are funny lol
    whys it gotta be all that, cant U jus say I got a Good Sens of Humor?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Collie4Nyah View Post
    ... according to class????

    Class
    Race
    Ethnicity
    Geography


    all of these shape language
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    Quote Originally Posted by SKBai1991 View Post
    Class
    Race
    Ethnicity
    Geography


    all of these shape language
    Nope

    Geography doesn't directly influence language.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKBai1991 View Post
    Class
    Race
    Ethnicity
    Geography
    Culture


    all of these shape language
    Yep

    @ Optimizm hows that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by optimizm View Post
    Nope

    Geography doesn't directly influence language.
    That couldn't be further from the truth. Geography has a huge influence on the lifestyle of a people, and that people's lifestyle in turn influences what concepts and words are developed within languages, the types of ideas expressed and how that language spreads. For example, there are words for things like snow which exist in European languages that may have been absent in Polynesian languages, and along with that word came expressions and idioms which make sense in English or German but would make no sense or have no relevance in Tongan or Papuan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SKBai1991 View Post
    That couldn't be further from the truth. Geography has a huge influence on the lifestyle of a people, and that people's lifestyle in turn influences what concepts and words are developed within languages, the types of ideas expressed and how that language spreads. For example, there are words for things like snow which exist in European languages that may have been absent in Polynesian languages, and along with that word came expressions and idioms which make sense in English or German but would make no sense or have no relevance in Tongan or Papuan.
    and even the physciality of where ppl live influences speech patterns. Being isolated by mountain ranges and rivers, etc localizes dialect. That of course changes with modern times because of increased mobility to a greater extent, but the foundations of many dialects and accents are regional in nature.

    look at how bloody small the U.K. is but all the various dialects and accents that exist. Some one from Liverpool sounds like they are speaking another rhatid language when u hear them. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by optimizm View Post
    Nope

    Geography doesn't directly influence language.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LB View Post

    look at how bloody small the U.K. is but all the various dialects and accents that exist. Some one from Liverpool sounds like they are speaking another rhatid language when u hear them. lol
    100% truth. I was shocked when I heard all the different accents in Great Britain. Its like every town has a different accent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LB View Post
    and even the physciality of where ppl live influences speech patterns. Being isolated by mountain ranges and rivers, etc localizes dialect. That of course changes with modern times because of increased mobility to a greater extent, but the foundations of many dialects and accents are regional in nature.

    look at how bloody small the U.K. is but all the various dialects and accents that exist. Some one from Liverpool sounds like they are speaking another rhatid language when u hear them. lol
    exactly. Dialects and languages are very much living things whose development and evolution are shaped by the environment in which it is cultivated.
    "sa ki ta'w sé ta'w, la rivié pé pa chayé'l "


    Father, before mi mind get bad
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    Mi prefer fi work hard everyday fi achieve mi goals
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