Accent samples - Ryan

Tom   Tuesday, August 12, 2003, 23:31 GMT
Tom   Tuesday, August 12, 2003, 23:52 GMT
Your "staircase" sounds a lot like "stircase".
Your "party" sounds a bit like "perty".
mjd   Wednesday, August 13, 2003, 00:22 GMT

Yeah, you definitely sound Midwestern.
Ryan   Wednesday, August 13, 2003, 01:27 GMT
Yeah, that's part of a Michigan accent. The accent has similar features and is even stronger in Chicago, which coincidentally has a large Polish-American population.

wingyellow   Wednesday, August 13, 2003, 01:45 GMT
What does midwestern mean?
Guofei Ma   Wednesday, August 13, 2003, 01:49 GMT
Midwestern= Midwestern United States. That is, the area around Illinois (where Chicago is) and Michigan (where Detroit is).
chloe   Tuesday, August 19, 2003, 13:39 GMT
whoa I love that kinda accent
scottish   Tuesday, August 19, 2003, 19:19 GMT
and im sure he cares
Ryan   Tuesday, August 19, 2003, 19:41 GMT
Heh heh. I do care. Charming some British women with my accent would be fun when I travel there, considering I can't charm any women here with the way I talk.

wingyellow   Tuesday, August 19, 2003, 23:31 GMT
Charming women has more to do with the way you look and the money you earn than the way you talk.
Ryan   Tuesday, August 19, 2003, 23:53 GMT
How cynical of you, wingyellow. Saying the right words and having a good personality is more important than money. Otherwise, you will just get used. Who wants a relationship like that?

wingyellow   Wednesday, August 20, 2003, 00:21 GMT
maybe I watch too much soap opera, you know, for learning English.
Julian   Wednesday, August 20, 2003, 04:47 GMT
I don't know, Ryan. Come to LA, and you'll meet a lot of women who only go for guys with looks and/or cold hard cash.
Ryan   Wednesday, August 20, 2003, 04:56 GMT
Nah, I prefer hanging out in university towns where the ladies value open-minded intelligence. They may not workout in the gym seven days a week or have a great tan (that will turn into wrinkles one day), but you can still find some lookers around here.