Charleston accent

Josh Lalonde   Mon Mar 05, 2007 6:00 am GMT
I was just reading about the traditional accent of Charleston and I was suprised to learn that it is very close to my own! Monophthongs or inglides for FACE and GOAT, Canadian raising, and [kj] and [gj] before [A], which I find myself doing sometimes, but probably only from listening to Jamaican music all the time. The biggest difference of course is that I am fully rhotic. I was sad to read that these features are all dissappearing. Anyone on the list from Charleston? Or know anyone from there? Do they keep these features?