09 May 2013

North American English Dialects

Do you live in a sea of people who speak with an accent? I do. What's distinct about your accent? How does it compare with others in North America? The map is from a serious "hobby" study available here.

via a post on Facebook by Thomas McEntee.

As well as accents there are distinctive phrases. It was only when I first went to Montreal that I heard people talk about opening and closing the lights. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

WOW This answers a lot of questions! And could be a big help in tracking migration paths through "family" words!