American Accent-URGENT

Guest   Mon Feb 11, 2008 2:31 pm GMT
Meera, Could they pronounce their state properly? ;)
Milton   Mon Feb 11, 2008 5:07 pm GMT
''American teachers told that they are all from Oklahoma State. ''

There are 3 accent types in Oklahoma: GA Western US-like, GA Midwestern US-like and a Southern-like accent.

Lutricia McNeal is from Oklahoma, but she has a nice GA accent of Western type (fully low back merged to /A/, and with no shifts):
Uriel   Sat Feb 16, 2008 8:49 pm GMT
Everyone I've met from OK has had a pretty pronounced southern influence to their speech -- a slight twang, plus a tendency to really drop the G's off of -ing words.
Lo   Sun Feb 24, 2008 3:29 am GMT
Milton: I don't really think she sounds completely GA, she says things like wrowng and belowng for wrong and belong, maybe it's for the sake of the rhyme though. Songs aren't all that good to get accents. It's a nice song though!