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English dialect quiz: 4/10/2016 20:12:16


Жұқтыру
Level 55
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American: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/12/20/sunday-review/dialect-quiz-map.html

World: http://www.gameswithwords.org/WhichEnglish/

First quiz for me: http://imgh.us/Englisher.png

Apparently, I'm from the Northeast, New York is especially a hotspot.

Second quiz:
1. American blackskin
2. Welsh (I learned mainly from a teacher from the Midlands, so this isn't too far off)
3. Standard American as third.

Tongues:
1. Swedish (wrong)
2. English (glad to see it was guessed as second, but wrong)
3. Dutch (wrong)
Actuality: Kazakh (but probably was not expecting such a rather mysterious tongue)

Edited 4/11/2016 04:27:10
English dialect quiz: 4/10/2016 20:37:34


Min34 
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First quiz: I`m from LA according to that quiz :O

Second quiz: It said I spoke either american of canadian. It guessed English as my native tongue (which I`ll just see as a compliment :p) and Dutch as second.
English dialect quiz: 4/10/2016 20:45:52


Riveath
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Our top three guesses for your English dialect:

1. US Black Vernacular / Ebonics
2. Singaporean
3. South African
Our top three guesses for your native (first) language:

1. Polish
2. Russian
3. Greek - See more at: http://www.gameswithwords.org/WhichEnglish/#sthash.p4icj5fp.dpuf


Not bad at all. It even guessed correctly my first language.
English dialect quiz: 4/10/2016 20:47:43


Zephyrum 
Level 60
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Our top three guesses for your English dialect:?

1. American (Standard)
2. Singaporean
3. US Black Vernacular / Ebonic


Don't really know how Singaporean got there, but naturally american since I mostly speak english while skyping americans and the english I learned was centered around the american ones (valor, color, defense, etc).

Our top three guesses for your native (first) language:?

1. Portuguese
2. Vietnamese
3. Spanish


Well, they did guess it right. And Spanish makes sense since it's essentially the shitty version of portuguese. But... Vietnamese? Wut?
English dialect quiz: 4/10/2016 21:00:33


{Canidae} Kretoma 
Level 57
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Our top three guesses for your native (first) language:
1. German
2. Vietnamese
3. Romanian - See more at: http://www.gameswithwords.org/WhichEnglish/#sthash.hKFhMGfj.dpuf

Wow, that is impressive. ^^
English dialect quiz: 4/10/2016 21:06:30


Genghis 
Level 54
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I speak like I'm from east Texas. Accreate
English dialect quiz: 4/10/2016 21:14:34


Luna {TJC}
Level 56
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Our top three guesses for your English dialect:

1. Welsh (UK)
2. New Zealandish
3. Australian
Our top three guesses for your native (first) language:

1. English
2. Chinese
3. Greek

I'm not a sheepshagger though :(
English dialect quiz: 4/10/2016 21:15:18


Luna {TJC}
Level 56
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Thanks for the quiz link btw Xapy fairly intresting little thing.
English dialect quiz: 4/10/2016 21:24:49


Angry Frog
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Our top three guesses for your English dialect:?

1. Welsh (UK)
2. English (England)
3. Australian

Our top three guesses for your native (first) language:?

1. Chinese
2. Italian
3. Romanian
English dialect quiz: 4/10/2016 21:28:34


Angry Koala
Level 57
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^ Angry Chinese!
English dialect quiz: 4/10/2016 21:30:00


Angry Frog
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I don't know how they can guess at my dialect being Welsh, and then say I'm a native of China.
English dialect quiz: 4/10/2016 21:33:43


chuck norris
Level 58
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dialect spoken: australian, new zealandish, singaporean
not bad, i live in and learned english in australia
native tongue: chinese, italian, english
pretty bad, my native tongues are dutch and spanish, i guess italian is close to spanish though
English dialect quiz: 4/10/2016 21:37:12


Onoma94 
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Our top three guesses for your English dialect:

1. New Zealandish
2. Australian
3. Welsh (UK) - See more at: http://www.gameswithwords.org/WhichEnglish/#sthash.c6zH0qF7.dpuf

Our top three guesses for your native (first) language:

1. Portuguese
2. Arabic
3. Polish - See more at: http://www.gameswithwords.org/WhichEnglish/#sthash.c6zH0qF7.dpuf


Zephyrum has influence on me I guess, but Arabic!? No idea about dialects though.
English dialect quiz: 4/10/2016 21:51:36


Okabe Rintarou ( AKA Hououin Kyouma)
Level 56
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Yonkers - New York - Providence
English dialect quiz: 4/10/2016 21:53:16


Imperator
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Our top three guesses for your English dialect:

1. Singaporean
2. American (Standard)
3. US Black Vernacular / Ebonics

Our top three guesses for your native (first) language:

1. Norwegian
2. Swedish
3. English

I'm pretty sure I would be american standard? At least they got my native language on guess 3 :P

First test:

http://www.awesomescreenshot.com/image/1154201/834a2b39c72dcad6ed7f76b17e8cce89
English dialect quiz: 4/10/2016 21:56:38


Belgian Gentleman 
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For me it was 1. Arabic 2. Vietnamese 3. Portuguese
Dutch wasn't on there but yet that doesn't surprises me because Flemmish regional tongues differ greatly from the Dutch standard language.
English dialect quiz: 4/10/2016 22:13:26


Riveath
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I'm tempted to make a Belgian Calphate joke... but no.
English dialect quiz: 4/10/2016 22:14:45


chuck norris
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providence new jersey and new york
English dialect quiz: 4/10/2016 22:59:41

[wolf]japan77
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First one gave me Montgomery, Mobile, and Fresno(I live in Austin, Tx)
Our top three guesses for your English dialect
1. Singaporean
2. US Black Vernacular / Ebonics
3. American (Standard)
Our top three guesses for your native (first) language
1. Chinese
2. Romanian
3. Portuguese

What?(I was expecting US or Japan)
English dialect quiz: 4/10/2016 22:59:54


OxTheAutist 
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I am not surprised :)

English dialect quiz: 4/10/2016 23:07:52


GeneralPE
Level 56
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All these Zeph impersonators are really messing with me
English dialect quiz: 4/10/2016 23:12:36


chuck norris
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^+1
English dialect quiz: 4/10/2016 23:15:50


Angry Frog
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^^ +2
English dialect quiz: 4/10/2016 23:42:02


Angry Koala
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^^^ +3
English dialect quiz: 4/11/2016 00:01:08


Angry Frog
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Zeph has become a living meme.


He must be taken to the camp, to be experimented on by Joseph Mengle himself.
English dialect quiz: 4/11/2016 00:11:38


Von Jewburg
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Quiz 1: I'm from the East coast, most likely Maine or Florida (My home state was similar, but not as much as those two)
Quiz 2 top 3 dialects:
My dialect is American standard.
Canadian
Singaporean.
My top 3 primary languages are:
English
Norwegian
Swedish.


Odd, since I have no Nordic heritage.
English dialect quiz: 4/11/2016 03:28:26

Pulsey
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Got 1. Singaporean 2. Welsh 3. Australian
For first language I received 1. English 2. Chinese 3. Swedish

Not correct, but still fairly accurate.
English dialect quiz: 4/11/2016 03:55:37


TBest 
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Our top three guesses for your English dialect:
1. US Black Vernacular / Ebonics   
2. American (Standard)
3. Singaporean   (mkay)

Our top three guesses for your native (first) language:

1. Swedish
2. Dutch
3. English


Edited 4/11/2016 03:58:56
English dialect quiz: 4/11/2016 04:12:40


kynte
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1st quiz - most similar

1. San Antonio
2. Plano
3. Irving
(Actual: Houston)

1st quiz - least similar
1. Buffalo
2. Rochester
3. Detroit
(Actual: probably New England)

2nd quiz - dialect

1. American (Standard)
2. Canadian
3. US Black Vernacular / Ebonics
(Actual: some subset of "Standard American English")

2nd quiz - native language

1. English
2. Dutch
3. Norwegian
(Actual: Hindi)


1st quiz was fairly accurate for me (right state, top 3 cities were a bit off):
http://nyti.ms/23nCLmz

My actual city's one of the deeper-red hotspots on there, at least. It definitely recognizes that I'm from Texas- not too hard, given that Texan speech is fairly distinctive. I also hadn't realized before that "blow-off class" wasn't a term used throughout the entire United States.

That said, my accent isn't entirely Texan- given that I've spent significant chunks of my life in other places (India, California, Pennsylvania) and that I intentionally deviate from some tendencies, like using "coke" to refer to soft drinks in general (I'd be okay with calling them all Dr Pepper, though!).

2nd quiz:
http://bit.ly/1ovlgZq

It correctly recognized that I'm not a third-world illiterate pleb- my style of English was closest to the elusive Standard American English with some similarities to Canadian English and Black Vernacular English. The BVE similarities probably come from habits I've picked up in the South- or from general similarities between BVE and Standard American/Texan English.

What's more interesting, though, is that the quiz thought my native language was English- or possibly Dutch or Norwegian. I'd forgive it for thinking English (given that I say things out loud in my head in English, not Hindi) but I'm curious as to how it got Dutch/Norwegian. I've never even been in either of those two countries- not even in a layover- nor interacted with a native Dutch person or Norwegian.

Interesting quizzes, though- and mostly predictable results for me.

Edited 4/11/2016 04:17:20
English dialect quiz: 4/11/2016 04:25:59


Жұқтыру
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I'm curious as to how it got Dutch/Norwegian. I've never even been in either of those two countries- not even in a layover- nor interacted with a native Dutch person or Norwegian.


Dutch is a West Germanic tongue like English, and Norwegian is North Germanic (but the North Germanic tongues influenced English grammar quite a bit, too). They have like grammar builds to English, so they're a go-to if it gets hints that you are a native Englisher.
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