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

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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iceng
iceng

5 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.

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todddharrington
todddharrington

Reply 9 months ago

Wow, that's something that i hadn't considered. Children today spend hours in front of television during their developmental years. News anchormen speak with an accent designed to fit the common english language.

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todddharrington
todddharrington

9 months ago

Absolutely! If the parents spoke with an accent it is natural that he has one as well.

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Brooklyntonia
Brooklyntonia

5 years ago

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.

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iceng
iceng

Answer 5 years ago

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.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

5 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.

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seandogue
seandogue

5 years ago

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

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rickharris
rickharris

5 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.