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This quiz was neat to take for me because it looks at a lot of qualities of pronunciation that I've become very intimate with during my linguistics studies. It's very well put together and cleverly done. I had to try hard to answer how I actually spoke instead of just remembering that a Canadian accent has such-and-so vowel distinctions and such-and-thus vowel-changing processes in certain environments...

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What American accent do you have?
Created by Xavier on Memegen.net

Canada. You probably get irritated when British people and Europeans think you're from the States, but over here we wouldn't make a mistake like that.

Take this quiz now - it's easy!
We're going to start with "cot" and "caught." When you say those words do they sound the same or different?





(Via treecipitation, who has the coolest username.)

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Yeah, I've taken a few 'accent placement' quizzes and this one was definitely the most thorough and accurate. It uses a good selection of minimal pairs wherever possible, and explains the sounds and sound differences in terms easily understood by people without linguistics backgrounds.

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