Is it possible for someone to have a Ukranian accent but was born in the USA and lived with Ukranian speaking parents?

This person says he was born in Utah.  He has a decent Ukranian accent.  He lived with parents that were Ukranian speaking in Wisconsin all his life.

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I grew up in Texas, but my mother grew up in California. I get asked all the time where I grew up because I don't have the typical Texan twang. I obviously adopted my mother's speech instead of others around me, though I do accept ya'll as a perfectly acceptable contraction.

In Prague I adopt the Czech accent of my birth, In Nice I sound like a Parisian on holiday and Nevadan is not so far from Chicago...

BTW like your home page.

Jimmy Choo2 years ago

Of course possible. Accent may just change within a few weeks, a month or a few month. Society and home both have great influence on children's behavior.

Kiteman2 years ago

Perfectly possible.

My sons accents are different to the other children they grew up with, because my wife and I were born and bred 350 miles away.

seandogue2 years ago

No. Maybe an odd inflection here and there, but if a true accent, he's probably lying

rickharris2 years ago

I don't see why not. I grew up with a very distinct Lincolnshire accent - A lot of people couldn't understand me so when I left home for work - I lost it and gained a much more general English Accent.

If I go to the USA after a short time I get an American twist to my accent same with New Zealand and Australia.

We are very adaptable where speech and accent are concerned.

iceng2 years ago

Today children speak with the accent and intonation of TV broadcasters.

Yesterday's children received their accent from home and / or school whichever was predominant to their culture and perhaps home schooling was also a factor.