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    Re: Why do Canadians have such a think accent?

    Quote Originally Posted by nec207 View Post
    So I was checking out the accent tags on youtube and I'm shocked how think the Canadians accent is !! They sound like US southerner way over pronunciation of words and drawn out words.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hv2SI0aynEY


    I was also reading that Canadians say about has aboot and also phenomenon called Canadian raising what is that?

    The eh they say a lot.

    Anyone got youtube clip of both people Canada and the US saying about has aboot that seems strange
    Why did you pick that video? She doesn't have a strong Canadian accent at all. She sounds more American to me than Canadian. And I didn't hear her say "aboot" once. If you turn on Nickelodeon, at least half of the kids on there sound just like her, only the audio recording is better.

    There are a lot of better examples of Canadian accents than this girl. Did you link the wrong video?

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    What's a think accent?

    or is that how you pronounce thick?
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    Re: Why do Canadians have such a think accent?

    I bet nec207 has seen "The Great White North"; what a hoser eh

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    Re: Why do Canadians have such a think accent?

    Watch Fargo (great movie) if you want to hear thick accents. They're all from the states though I think. They all have that same accent you're talking about whatever the case.
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    Re: Why do Canadians have such a think accent?

    Here is video of guy in Canada explaining this how people say aboot.

    Guy is from Ottawa .
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jurJrV6lCE

    And this person here has more of proper Canadian accent.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uS60w2vgAkM

    I was reading that much of the Canadian accent like even much of the many US accent are disappearing among the youth and getting more of standard American accent because of Hollywood and the media.
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    Re: Why do Canadians have such a think accent?

    ^ Really? it's "root" not route?

    As i watched the video in the OP, i was thinking we sounded the same (me vs her) but then when repeating her list of words, i guess i don't sound like her afterall.

    I rarely notice accents unless its really really strong.

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    Re: Why do Canadians have such a think accent?

    When one travels to many many places it is the words spoken that are important, accents just add colour.
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    Re: Why do Canadians have such a think accent?

    Newfoundlander reporting in.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqLuIXwsLDw

    (Maybe we tinks it's you b'ys that talks funny )

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    Re: Why do Canadians have such a think accent?

    Quote Originally Posted by kaldor View Post
    Newfoundlander reporting in.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqLuIXwsLDw

    (Maybe we tinks it's you b'ys that talks funny )
    Wow this guy is french speaking and they have strong accent that different than the non french .They talk way too fast . If you thought you can't understand some one in the north east part of the US because they talk way too fast you will not understand the french .

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    Re: Why do Canadians have such a think accent?

    Quote Originally Posted by nec207 View Post
    Wow this guy is french speaking and they have strong accent that different than the non french .They talk way too fast . If you thought you can't understand some one in the north east part of the US because they talk way too fast you will not understand the french .
    We have a lot of weird dialects, and it largely stems from the people (Irish/Scottish/French/English) that originally settled here and became isolated.

    The younger generations here sound pretty indistinguishable from most Canadians, though. But, if you speak to someone over the age of 80 you're bound to have trouble understanding them if you're not used to it.

    Edit: Not getting the French reference you're making. The dialect is entirely English.

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    Re: Why do Canadians have such a think accent?

    Quote Originally Posted by kaldor View Post
    We have a lot of weird dialects, and it largely stems from the people (Irish/Scottish/French/English) that originally settled here and became isolated.

    The younger generations here sound pretty indistinguishable from most Canadians, though. But, if you speak to someone over the age of 80 you're bound to have trouble understanding them if you're not used to it.

    Edit: Not getting the French reference you're making. The dialect is entirely English.
    He kinda did sound like he had some Irish ,Scottish and French mix in.

    The phenomena of Canadians losing accent is not just in Canada but even the US .

    These people are in south and they don't have accent of the south.

    Accent Tag (Texas)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSXnhu59NQ0

    Accent Tag- Texas
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6Nh8wSQUs4

    Accent Challenge: Kansas/Georgia - (1.19.12)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnbNgQI49M8

    They have the Hollywood accent that many other people in the US and Canada among the youth are getting.

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