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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Map of American English

Per the map, it seems I speak Pacific Southwest out of the 24 main dialects of English in the US.

GovBeat: What dialect do you speak? A map of American English - GovBeat

And the original article that has more details:

A Dialect Map of American English - By Roger Delaney

Accents in the US are always interesting. When I am speaking with a  customer on the phone, I do listen to their accent. Be it a faint Chinese Accent (I can usually tell somebody born in Taiwan, Shanghai, and Northern China) or what are of the US they are from. It gets fun when they are mixing a Chinese and English accent. I taught ESL for a while, so I am very aware of accents.

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