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Hmmm. It said I had a "Northeastern" accent. Actually, my accent is British (South-East England).
It said I have a Southern accent. I would say that is accurate.It is not a comprehensive survey or good at discerning smaller regional accents though. It also breaks down when the test is taken by people from abroad (although I would note that many old American accents have striking similarities with various British dialects).
Slightly more informative than the "Is he the one?" from Cosmo...
I got neutral or the generic American accent not particularly connected to any one region. It did give me the midland region from Penn. through Ohio and Illinois. I'm actually spent all my life in California and haven't ever been to those states which I find amusing.
It said that my accent was neutral, also. That seems odd because I have lived on the MS Gulf Coast all of my life and many of my friends who live elsewhere comment on my southern accent (which I don't think is noticeable).
Neutral here. But then a Francophone in Mauritius told me essentially the same thing 30 years ago. Maybe it's the product of having a Floridian mother and a father born in Massachusetts but reared in California. And spending most of my life in Virginia.
I have a Western accent. Um... I was born in the Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania. Maybe I watched too many westerns as a kid.
Neutral. I was amused when I moved to Minnesota and they commented on my "southern accent"I'll blame my mother who was a southern belle.
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Dr. Mark J. Perry is a professor of economics and finance in the School of Management at the Flint campus of the University of Michigan.
Perry holds two graduate degrees in economics (M.A. and Ph.D.) from George Mason University near Washington, D.C. In addition, he holds an MBA degree in finance from the Curtis L. Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. In addition to a faculty appointment at the University of Michigan-Flint, Perry is also a visiting scholar at The American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C.
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