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Linguistics Quiz: Which English do you speak?

Discussion in 'Social Sciences & Humanities' started by Indian Summer, Jun 4, 2014.

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  1. Indian Summer

    Indian Summer Administrator Owner

    I came across this somewhere else - do the quiz and help train the researchers' algorithm.

    This is what it told me at the end:
    http://www.gameswithwords.org/WhichEnglish/
     
  2. Mr Crunchy

    Mr Crunchy Veteran Member

    Location:
    At the beach
    Our top three guesses for your English dialect:
    1. American (Standard)
    2. Canadian
    3. Singaporean

    Our top three guesses for your native (first) language:
    1. English
    2. Norwegian
    3. Swedish
     
  3. Calliegirl

    Calliegirl Deity

     
  4. beancounter

    beancounter The Fire That Burns Within Forum Moderator

    Our top three guesses for your English dialect:
    1. American (Standard)
    2. US Black Vernacular / Ebonics
    3. Singaporean
    Our top three guesses for your native (first) language:
    1. English
    2. Dutch
    3. German
     
  5. shyvas

    shyvas Deity Forum Moderator

    Our top three guesses for your English dialect:

    1. English (UK)
    2. Scotland
    3. Wales

    Our top three guesses for your native (first) language:

    1. English
    2. Hungarian
    3. Italian
     
  6. Indian Summer

    Indian Summer Administrator Owner

    So it seems pretty accurate? Except of course I don't think my English sounds South African :)

    I wonder if it was just a coincidence, but the order in which it listed the guesses for my native language is the exact order of my first, second and third languages as taught in school.
     
  7. shyvas

    shyvas Deity Forum Moderator

    I'm actually amazed by the results. I wonder why some of the replies are considered either English UK, US or South African ?

    I find that South Africans express themselves more like Brits compared to Americans. The latter
    have quite a different vocabulary.
     
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2014
  8. raggle

    raggle Deity

    Location:
    UK
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    Chinese & Polish? That's odd. :D
     
  9. Envy

    Envy Just lazing around

    Location:
    Sweden
    Our top three guesses for your English dialect:

    1. Welsh (UK)
    2. Singaporean
    3. English (England)

    Our top three guesses for your native (first) language:

    1. English
    2. Norwegian
    3. Swedish

    Why Welsh, I have no clue.

    Of course, I am aware of the "be" as in habitual, but since I never use it, I didn't put it in as correct.
     
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2014
  10. SuicideBlonde

    SuicideBlonde Adorkable rockstar!

    Location:
    Sunshine
    Our top three guesses for your English dialect:

    1. American (Standard)
    2. Singaporean
    3. US Black Vernacular / Ebonics

    Our top three guesses for your native (first) language:

    1. English
    2. Chinese
    3. Romanian
     
  11. Mel

    Mel Coffee, black!

    Location:
    NB, Canada
    Our top three guesses for your English dialect:?
    1. American (Standard)
    2. Singaporean
    3. US Black Vernacular / Ebonics
    Our top three guesses for your native (first) language:?
    1. English
    2. Norwegian
    3. Swedish


    No Canadian and no French. I'm French-Canadian. lol

    I've always spoken English as well if not better than French, so I'm not really that surprised.
     
  12. I got these exact results! :)
     
  13. IamJen

    IamJen Veteran Member

    Location:
    England
    Interesting that so many seem to have English, Norwegian and Swedish for the guesses as to native language (this was my result as well). For which dialect I spoke, the algorithm suggested Australian, then American Standard, then Singaporean.
     
  14. Indian Summer

    Indian Summer Administrator Owner

    I'm guessing that more people from these countries have done the quiz, so there is now a statistical bias in the data or something.
     
  15. Mikkel

    Mikkel Addicted Poster

    Location:
    Norway
    Our top three guesses for your English dialect:
    1. US Black Vernacular / Ebonics
    2. Australian
    3. Singaporean
    Our top three guesses for your native (first) language:
    1. Norwegian
    2. Swedish
    3. Greek

    And I'm Norwegian. :)
     
  16. SummerRain

    SummerRain I dreamed that God would be forgiving.

    Location:
    UK
  17. That was a fun quiz to take, very interesting. :)
     
  18. Moll Flanders

    Moll Flanders Hopeful...

    Location:
    UK
    Our top three guesses for your English dialect:
    1. Welsh (UK)
    2. Australian
    3. Irish (Republic of)

    Our top three guesses for your native (first) language:
    1. English
    2. Chinese
    3. Norwegian

    Okay, the dialect result was weird. People have mistaken me and my brother for Aussies before because it can apparently sound similar to a London accent.:confused: I would have expected it to be Irish due to my family heritage. I don't know what the Welsh thing is about.:D
     
  19. Blobbenstein

    Blobbenstein .......

    Location:
    UK.
    Our top three guesses for your English dialect:
    1. English (England)
    2. Welsh (UK)
    3. Australian
    Our top three guesses for your native (first) language:
    1. English
    2. Finnish
    3. Hungarian - See more at: Games With Words: Which English?
     
  20. Andy_T

    Andy_T Addicted Poster Forum Moderator

    Location:
    Hannover, Germany
    Same for me !
    German really is my native language. And I have lived some years in Malaysia, which might explain the "Singaporean".
     
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