Wednesday, September 13, 2006

What Kind of American English Do You Speak?

Your Linguistic Profile:
40% General American English
35% Yankee
20% Dixie
0% Midwestern
0% Upper Midwestern

5 comments:

Bo W. said...

Your Linguistic Profile:
40% Dixie
40% General American English
10% Yankee
5% Midwestern
0% Upper Midwestern

I am not sure where the 10% Yankee comes from.

Dara said...

Bo, I can't figure out any other way. I mean, it's not like there are a bunch of New Yorkers roaming about at Ole Miss.

I guess since it's mostly about dialect -- not accent -- mine makes sense. Although, I would have thought the balance between Yankee and Dixie would have been just the teensiest bit closer, since my childhood was just about evenly split between the two.

Nicole said...

Your Linguistic Profile:
45% General American English
25% Yankee
20% Dixie
5% Upper Midwestern
0% Midwestern

Huh. Odd results considering where I grew up. But at least I'm not picking anything up from where I'm currently (and hopefully, temporarily) living.

Justin S. said...

70% General American English
15% Dixie
10% Yankee
0% Midwestern
0% Upper Midwestern

Interesting, I have no midwestern....

And why are we all only 95% of a person apparently?

Dara said...

Again, I think the issue is dialect, not accent.

Nicole, you don't sound a bit like the run of the mill person from Gainesville. Although, it is a little weird that you and I have the same amount of Dixie.

And Justin: Maybe "General American English" means Southern Illinois? Still, no midwestern at all? Is that because you don't say "pop?"