Date: Wed, 4 Sep 1996 10:04:47 -0500
From: Mark Mandel Mark[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]DRAGONSYS.COM
Subject: American accent (was: Kimmelweck)
Jason Wilke asks:
I just moved back from Europe. Until I went, I never noticed it, but when
I was in Europe, I could distinctly tell an American accent anywhere...
HOW do you describe an Ami accent? The only word I can find that's
close is twangy. We do have regional accents, but there is also a
I'd put our retroflexed or humped /r/ at or near the top of the list. In any
European language it stands out like a mule in a ballroom.
Mark A. Mandel : mark[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]dragonsys.com
Dragon Systems, Inc. : speech recognition : +1 617 965-5200
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