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Re: back to "rhotic miscellany"

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Monday, November 8, 2004, 19:00
caeruleancentaur scripsit:

> I have always thought of > myself as having no accent, at least none that marks me as from a > particular region of America. Who knows what Prof. Higgins might > discern! I believe that's known as a midwestern accent, the one that > broadcasters try to emulate. At least that's what my brother, the > DJ, told me.
What broadcasters learn (except on country music stations, of course) is pretty much a California accent with localisms minimized. -- A witness cannot give evidence of his John Cowan age unless he can remember being born. --Judge Blagden