Questionable Motives

February 26, 2014

What’s in an accent?

Filed under: accent,geography,Language — tildeb @ 5:45 pm

Well, as realtors are fond of saying, location, location, location. I can’t embed this short video but I found it very interesting. Check it out, and then think of your own locale and how slightly different geography tends to correlate with slightly different linguistics. And if you’re ever in Newfoundland, you’ll find you can multiply this effect by a hundred!


  1. That’s very well done. Til, do you mind if i post a small video here which seems somewhat appropriate?

    Comment by john zande — February 26, 2014 @ 6:58 pm | Reply

    • Go for it.

      Comment by tildeb — February 26, 2014 @ 8:10 pm | Reply

      • Splendid.

        Comment by john zande — February 27, 2014 @ 3:38 am

      • The language of politics really is quite different from the politics of langauge. We have the same political issues surrounding dozens and dozens of dying First Nations languages… not to mention the charm of everlasting battles between French-English dominance in various parts of the country.

        Comment by tildeb — February 27, 2014 @ 7:42 am

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