North American Dialects and Fonetik Speling

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There is an interesting meme making the rounds of Facebook this week. It is a map of North American English Dialects, Based on Pronunciation Patterns. Rick Aschmann operates a website,, that includes a lot of genealogy information.

Pamela D Lloyd‘s insight:

"You didn’t pronounce that correctly." We all hear this sometimes, but is it true? Our pronunciation and even word choice vary greatly, based on where we grew up and where we currently live. This article links to an interesting site with lots of detailed information about the dialects found in North America. Of interest to historians, genealogists, teachers, and writers, as well as anyone who’s interested in linguistics.

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