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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 1 decade ago

Which US accent is this?

I'm really interested in accents. I've heard some Americans pronounce -ing ending words like '-een'. Is this a regional trait? e.g. 'runneen, skieen, jumpeen'.

I once knew a girl from Hawaii who spoke like that, but I don't think its just there.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    You are correct it is common among Hawaiian people to have this accent, it is more commonly called the "SA" accent of Hispanic Americans, heard in regions of the south west.

    Mostly younger and uneducated peoples. The exception to that is the Hawaiians.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Its also definitely a southern accent. ex. George Bush.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I have a southern accent and I ain't say no runneen! I say runnin or runn.n! Only them folk in California say that there "runneen." 'Cause they are pretentious and overpronounce evert'in'.

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  • Yo LO!
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    1 decade ago

    Mineeeeesota or North Deeeekota!

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  • 1 decade ago

    This "een" thing drives me crazy--It's just lazy speech. They need speech therapy.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I associate it with rural dialects, Midwest, and south.

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  • Jethro
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Shutup bwoi. ROFFLEY

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