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    A northern English accent for you:

    Colorado: coll - er - rah - doh
    Florida: florr - i - der
    Oregon: orri - gun
    orange: orr - inge
    coffee: koff - ee
    milk: milk!
    radiator: ray - dee - ay - ter
    roof: roof!
    process: pro - sess
    Kathy: kath - ee
    Karen: karr - un



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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (PlantAKiss @ Nov. 09 2005,10:04)]Florida...Flah-ri-dah
    orange...Ah-ringe
    coffee...caw-fee
    [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] And "y'all" (yawl). [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

    I know in PA people say "radd-i-ator"...and instead of "it needs to be painted" its "it needs painted." And you " re'd up the house" meaning clean it up.

    Is it New York-ese to say "boughten" instead of "bought"?
    Suzanne, the 3 I quoted are exactly like NYC / LI - only with your Sothern drawl thingy.

    Another weird one for Eastern PA, at least a little north of me - 'warsh' for wash.

    NYC & LI don't pronounce 'r's', either. New England doesn't pronounce r's either - but in a slightly different way. But they put r's where they don't belong - like idear for idea.

    Then there's the Amish and "outen the lights" for turn off the lights. Vaht a Country!

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    I'm from southern England and I say them in exactly the same way Alexis does.

    Colorado: coll-er-rah-doh
    Florida: florr-i-der
    Oregon: orri-gun
    orange: orr-inge
    coffee: koff-ee
    milk: mill-k
    radiator: ray-dee-ay-ter
    roof: roof
    process: pro-sess
    Kathy: kath-ee
    Karen: karr-un

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    That's interesting since it seems you say most of those words like me. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

    And...WHY would anyone say MELK?? There's no E in milk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (PlantAKiss @ Nov. 09 2005,5:46)]That's interesting since it seems you say most of those words like me. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

    And...WHY would anyone say MELK?? There's no E in milk.
    That is like way too funny! You have a Southern accent and a British accent, with the same pronunciation.

    When we lived in rural Kentucky, there was this nothing of a town called Elkatawa. IT was pronounced: Elka-toy.Why?

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    Well there is a small town in western VA called Lebanon. But its pronounced Lebnon.
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    I know this is an old topic, but I missed it. I am a native Floridian and fascinated by all the different accents we have here. In my part the natives would say:

    Colorado= Cahl-uh-rah-dough
    Oregon= Or-uh-gon
    Florida= Flor-duh
    orange= ornj (one syllable)
    coffee= cough-ee
    milk= milk
    radiator= ray-dee-ay-der
    roof= rufe
    process= prah-sess
    Kathy= (like the "cath" in "cathode")-ee
    Karen= Care-in

    Wow, a lot of New Yorkers here pronounce things like I do. I thought all of "youse" said "Flahr-i-der"
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (jaje61 @ Feb. 12 2006,2:09)]Wow, a lot of New Yorkers here pronounce things like I do. I thought all of "youse" said "Flahr-i-der"
    I get that every time I get into a conversation that ends up about where I live, when speaking with someone from outside of NYS. Whenever I say that I am from NY, people assume that I mean NYC. While I was born there and raised on the Island, and can revert back to 'youse' and Flahr-i-der anytime, I spent most of my adult life in Western NY (Buffalo). NYC at the eastern end of the State. They are 326 miles apart, according to NYS Thruway Authority (I-90) and have a significantly different subcultures and accents. Believe it or not, Buffalo is Midwestern and I am a whole lot closer to Cleveland, than NYC. I am only an hour away from Mabudon, in St Catharines, Ontario. The rest of the State wouldn't mind if NYC and LI would form their own State!

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