What kind of American accent do you have quiz?

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Here's a quiz to determine your accent, based on responses to questions. http://www.gotoquiz.com/what_american_accent_do_you_really_have

What kind of accent do ya have?
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What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The Midland

"You have a Midland accent" is just another way of saying "you don't have an accent." You probably are from the Midland (Pennsylvania, southern Ohio, southern Indiana, southern Illinois, and Missouri) but then for all we know you could be from Florida or Charleston or one of those big southern cities like Atlanta or Dallas. You have a good voice for TV and radio.
Philadelphia

The Inland North

The South

The Northeast

The West

Boston

North Central

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What American accent do you really have?
Your Result: Midland


(not "Midwest") The Midland is the neutral zone between the North and the South: Pennsylvania, southern Ohio, southern Indiana, southern Illinois, and Missouri (roughly). Since it's the neutral zone, its accent is fairly neutral. And since the accent is neutral, there are millions of people with Midland accents who have never lived anywhere near the Midland (Floridians, for example). There are a lot of newscasters who talk like you.

Cute. That's true, I've never lived near the Midland. Moreover, I have never been abroad. Emotion: whisper
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How funny!!!

This is my result:

What American accent do you really have?

Your Result: Northern

Your accent is Northern, which used to be the media standard in the '50s and '60s. Your accent could either be Inland Northern (Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, Buffalo) or the more broadcasting-friendly Upstate NY/Western New England accent. If you have the Inland North accent, outsiders probably ask you a lot if you're from Chicago or Wisconsin.

And I don't have any clue on what a Northern accent is! I've never been to the USA and I've always studied BrE.
Among the AmE accents, is this the closest to a BrE one?
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>> And I don't have any clue on what a Northern accent is! I've never been to the USA and I've always studied BrE. <<

Here's a good example of a Northern accent:

http://accent.gmu.edu/searchsaa.php?function=detail&speakerid=146
my result is North Central Emotion: surprise
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>> my result is North Central <<

Do you have the bag-vague merger, or pronounce "lout" and "loud" differently?
Marvin A. Do you have the bag-vague merger, or pronounce "lout" and "loud" differently?
I pronounce 'loud' and 'lout' same...

North Central

This is what people call a "Minnesota accent" or "Fargo accent" as heard in the movies "Fargo" (obviously) and "Drop Dead Gorgeous." People with this accent live in northern part of Minnesota and in North Dakota, right next to the Canadian border. Some people might think you're a Canadian because of your accent.
My result was.. Northeastern Emotion: thinking
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