God, I remember in my radio days some woman writing a hate-letter complaining that she hated my "pretentious" accent, and that "noon" and "moon" should not be pronounced in the same way (nor should "warm" and "farm"). And I remember thinking, "Yes they should. Where in the Back-East is this nutso lady from?"
So I asked my mother for reference (native Oregonian-- she has the same dialect I do). Yes, she pronounces both pairs of words as if they rhyme.
The last irony... the author of the hate-letter was a Foreign Language Teacher at the local University. Ah-hahahahaha! Guess they never taught her about regional dialects. ;)
|What American accent do you have? |
Your Result: The West
|The Inland North|
|What American accent do you have?|
ETA: When I worked in Illinois as a radio announcer, I'd get these occasional phone calls of "What country are yew from? Canada?" Sheesh. It's a nasal, flattened-vowel world in the Midwest. But not in the fun flattened-vowel way like the Aussies. ;)