You can stumble on an accent in more than one way in life. When you learn a new language, you start trying to speak it according to the rules you know for your own accent. To native speakers, you're going to have a seriously noticeable accent. If you doubt that, listen to someone from another land speak your language. They have as much of an accent to your ear as you do to them, probably. That's just how accents work. Of course, there's a second way accents work, and that's when everyone speaks the same language, but the place they live in alters their speech patterns. The way that people in Texas sound different than people in Boston. The way a Cajun accent is different from a Hawaiian accent. We may be all speaking English, but there are some clear differences in how it all comes together.
We feel like there's a good chance we can figure out what kind of American accent you have if you just run down a few questions for us so we can get an idea about who you are. It may sound impossible but don't doubt us! We're good at this kind of thing. Now take the quiz and see!
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