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From:caeruleancentaur <caeruleancentaur@...>
Date:Monday, November 8, 2004, 15:11
--- In, Sally Caves <scaves@F...> wrote:
----- Original Message -----

>>Yes it is! If you don't mind my asking, I wonder where you're from >>in the States (are you from the States?).
I was born in CA a year before WWII. My father (may he rest in peace) was a sailor and a Pearl Harbor survivor. I began to speak in the home of my maternal grandparents where we lived during the war. Neither of them spoke the German or Sicilian of their ancestors. I can not remember ever noticing an accent in my family. Mom grew up in Dover, NJ; Dad in Jersey City. We lived in several states before settling down in VA. I have lived in VA since '48, but by that time my speech patterns had been established. 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. Charlie


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