Linguistics Class: Site to Use

Dialect Survey Results

This site has about 50 words which are said differently in different parts of the country. It includes color coded maps for the pronunciations.

One of the words I think people say differently is “accent.” That one is not, however, in the Dialect Survey results.

Example:
caramel
prounciation could have two syllables or three

For me, I say both. I say car-ml when it is apples. They are “car-ml” apples. It’s carra-mel when it is the candy. So… it’s car-ml when it is a coating or a topping. It is carra-mel when you eat it alone.

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