Texas (non-)accents [was: Re: Diphthongs]
|From:||Cian Ross <cian@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, October 7, 2001, 17:57|
On 10/7/01 at 10:45 AM Yoon Ha Lee wrote:
>If only I had a Texan accent...*no one* believes me when I say I was born
>and (partly) raised in Houston.
I only have a Texas accent if I'm consciously choosing to talk that way.
People in other states have flat-out asked me why I don't sound like one.
I'm not quite sure how this happened, because I grew up around a lot of
central- and south-Texas accents. I can still do them when so inclined.
"Reckun so?" :)