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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. Capstan

    Capstan Fleur-de-Lis

    Our top three guesses for your English dialect:?
    1. American (Standard)
    2. Canadian
    3. US Black Vernacular / Ebonics
    Our top three guesses for your native (first) language:?
    1. English
    2. Dutch
    3. Swedish - See more at: Games With Words: Which English?: Finished
     
  2. Tom

    Tom Addicted Poster

    It guessed me correctly as a native Standard English speaker. I think it guessed I might be Singaporean or Dutch as second choices but I'm not sure.
     
  3. Naturebound

    Naturebound World Class Member

    Our top three guesses for your English dialect:
    1. American (Standard)
    2. Canadian
    3. US Black Vernacular/Ebonian

    Our top three guesses for your native (first) language:
    1. English
    2. Dutch
    3. Norweigan
     
  4. Freesia

    Freesia not my business.

    Our top three guesses for your English dialect:
    1. New Zealandish
    2. Australian
    3. Singaporean
    Our top three guesses for your native (first) language:
    1. English
    2. Greek
    3. Arabic
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2016
  5. Freesia

    Freesia not my business.

    Accurate, but I dont understand how they get the Native First languages.
     
  6. Freesia

    Freesia not my business.

    I lived in australia as a child for a few years, I actually had an Australian (melbourne) accent until I was about 10...
     
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  7. shyvas

    shyvas Deity Forum Moderator

    My results were accurate however I don't remember the questions. I think it has to do with everyday vocabulary.:)
     
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  8. Freesia

    Freesia not my business.

    Yes, but I am confused about the Arabic and Greek. The only thing I can think of is the fact that there are a lot of arabic and greek speakers in Australia... perhaps that is why it has come up? Not in New Zealand though.. most of our immigrants in NZ are from Asia, or the polynesian islands...

    Singapore is understandable as we have direct flight connections going from NZ to Singapore and I have been there several times on the way to other places.. Also I think there are a number of people from Singapore and Malaysia in NZ.
     
  9. PTree15

    PTree15 Beach bum

    Location:
    Connecticut
    Our top three guesses for your English dialect:?
    1. American (Standard)
    2. Canadian
    3. US Black Vernacular / Ebonics
    Our top three guesses for your native (first) language:?
    1. English
    2. German
    3. Norwegian- See more at: http://www.gameswithwords.org/WhichEnglish/done.phps

    This actually makes sense, given where I live. A lot of Canadians have immigrated to my region over the years, as it's only an 8- hour drive or so to Montreal. Also, half of my heritage is Swedish, so it's not too far off the mark.
     
  10. Pirate

    Pirate Addicted Poster

    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Our top three guesses for your English dialect:
    1. English (England)
    2. Scottish (UK)
    3. Welsh (UK)
    Our top three guesses for your native (first) language:
    1. English
    2. Hungarian
    3. Polish- See more at: Which English? on GamesWithWords.org

    I am English but have Scottish family (and used to live next door to wales)... and apparently look like an Eastern European. Hmmmm!
     
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  11. Danielle

    Danielle forever seeking fire

    Location:
    Illinois
    Our top three guesses for your English dialect:
    1. Singaporean
    2. US Black Vernacular / Ebonics
    3. South African
    Our top three guesses for your native (first) language:
    1. Greek
    2. Arabic
    3. Polish
     
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