Christian Velásquez Pañganiban (tisoi) wrote in linguaphiles,
Christian Velásquez Pañganiban

News report about Minnesota English

Here's a news report about the English spoken in Minnesota (with a mention of Wisconsin). I never really heard a Minnesota accent - the only thing I have associated it with is the way they pronounce /o/.

Other things they have going on in their accent are the Northern Cities Vowel Shift, the caught/cot merger, and also pronouncing "ag" as "eyg" (beyg instead of bag). The latter is found in the Pacific Northwest accent. So in a way, Minnesota accent, to me, sounds like a mix of Washington and Michigan accents.


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