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Texan accent

  1. 2. <ul><li>Texas is the second-largest state in the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>Area: almost 270.000 square miles </li></ul><ul><li>Population: 24.7 million residents </li></ul>
  2. 4. <ul><li>The dipthong /aɪ/ becomes monopthongized to /a:/: ride [ra:d], wide [wa:d] </li></ul><ul><li>Southern drawl: breaking of the front vowels </li></ul><ul><li>pat [p æjə], pet [pejə], pit [pɪjə] </li></ul><ul><li>/z/ becomes /d/ before /n/ </li></ul><ul><li>wasn’t [w ʌ dnt], business [ bɪdnɪs] </li></ul><ul><li>exception: hasn’t [ hæzənt] </li></ul>
  3. 5. <ul><li>Drop /g/ in “ing” </li></ul><ul><li>taking / teɪkɪŋ/, walking /wɔ:kɪŋ/ </li></ul>
  4. 6. <ul><li>Use of past participle in place of past simple. </li></ul><ul><li>I only done what you done told me </li></ul><ul><li>I seen her first </li></ul><ul><li>use of was in place of were. </li></ul><ul><li>you was sittin’ on that chair </li></ul><ul><li>Use of double modals. </li></ul><ul><li>he might could climb the top </li></ul><ul><li>i used to could do that </li></ul>
  5. 7. <ul><li>Use of ever instead of every. </li></ul><ul><li>ever’where’s is the same place these days. </li></ul><ul><li>Use of (a-) fixin’ to or fixin’ to with the meaning about to. </li></ul><ul><li>the plane’s fixin’ to land. </li></ul>
  6. 8. <ul><li>Howdy : a general greeting. A shortened form of how do you do? </li></ul><ul><li>Di’jeet’yet : did you eat yet? </li></ul><ul><li>Ol’ boy : a good friend </li></ul><ul><li>Looker : an atractive woman </li></ul>
  7. 9. <ul><li>Y’all : you all </li></ul><ul><li>Over Yonder: analogous to “over there” </li></ul><ul><li>Coke: Any flavor of soda. </li></ul>
  8. 10. <ul><li>Conversion of one-syllable words into two-syllable words. </li></ul><ul><li>big: bee-yug. </li></ul><ul><li>pen: pee-yun. </li></ul><ul><li>cat: ca-yut. </li></ul>
  9. 11. <ul><li>Conversion of “ing” into “ang” </li></ul><ul><li>finger fanger </li></ul><ul><li>sing sang </li></ul><ul><li>things thangs </li></ul>
  10. 12. script <ul><li>“ Amarillo, Texas. Ah, North Texas, up in the panhandle. Twenty-two. In Huntsville, Texas. I am going to Sam Houston State University. I’ll be starting my junior year in the fall. Yeah, I have a younger sister that’s nineteen, and a brother that’s twelve and a brother that’s six. And my parents are divorced, so I have lived with my mom and my dad, my step-dad since I was five. So I’m not very close to my real dad. Well my mom is white and my dad was Hispanic and since I didn’t really get to know him, I probably am the most whitest Mexican you’ve ever met in your life. No. No, I don’t even like Mexican food.” </li></ul>

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