Can You Recognize These American Dialects?

Do you think you can recognize the most common dialects in the United States? Take these 12 questions and find out just how dialect savvy you truly are!
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In what region would you address a group of people as y'all?
Midland south
Pacific southwest
Upper midwest
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Question 2/12

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In which US region would words like marry, merry and Mary are all be pronounced identically?
San Francisco Urban
New York City
Inland Northern
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Question 3/12

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In which region would “four dogs” sounds like “fo-uh dahawgs?"
Southern Appalachian
Virginia Piedmont
Coastal Southern
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In which region would "caught" be pronounced as "cot?"
Midwest
Deep south
Pacific Northwest
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Which dialect place emphasis on the short A sound like in "cat" and "pat?"
Philadelphia
Los Angeles
Chicago
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Which region calls doughnuts by dunkers or fat cakes?
North Midland
Rocky Mountains
Pennsylvania Dutch Country
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Which region's dialect is heavily influenced by Native American languages?
Southwest
Pacific Southwest
Pacific Northwest
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Question 8/12

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Which dialect often puts an A before a word ending in -ING, in place of words like "are?"
South Midland
Ozarks
Coastal Southern
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Question 9/12

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In which region would New Orleans be pronounced as “Nawlins?"
Gullah
Gulf Southern
Louisiana
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Question 10/12

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In which region would candlelight sound like "can'le-light?"
New York City
Bonac
Ozarks
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Question 11/12

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In which region would coffee be pronounced as "cawfee?"
New York City
Chicago
Pacific Southwest
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Question 12/12

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Which dying American dialect would pronounce below the bridge as "b'low the bridge?"
Western New England
Bonackers
Inland Northern
Result
Based on the results of this quiz you are dialect darling! You may not be the world's foremost expert on American dialects but you still have a strong handle on how many parts of the United States speak. We commend you for a valiant effort!

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Based on the results of this quiz you are a dialect delight! From the Ozarks to the deep south, you know the language inflections of most of the regions in the United States. We think you're awareness of cultural dialects is truly impressive. Well done!

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are the dialect master! While some may struggle to understand the vast array of dialects located within the United States, you've got a strong handle on all American inflections. We couldn't be more impressed!

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1
In what region would you address a group of people as y'all?
Midland south
Pacific southwest
Upper midwest
2
In which US region would words like marry, merry and Mary are all be pronounced identically?
San Francisco Urban
New York City
Inland Northern
3
In which region would “four dogs” sounds like “fo-uh dahawgs?"
Southern Appalachian
Virginia Piedmont
Coastal Southern
4
In which region would "caught" be pronounced as "cot?"
Midwest
Deep south
Pacific Northwest
5
Which dialect place emphasis on the short A sound like in "cat" and "pat?"
Philadelphia
Los Angeles
Chicago
6
Which region calls doughnuts by dunkers or fat cakes?
North Midland
Rocky Mountains
Pennsylvania Dutch Country
7
Which region's dialect is heavily influenced by Native American languages?
Southwest
Pacific Southwest
Pacific Northwest
8
Which dialect often puts an A before a word ending in -ING, in place of words like "are?"
South Midland
Ozarks
Coastal Southern
9
In which region would New Orleans be pronounced as “Nawlins?"
Gullah
Gulf Southern
Louisiana
10
In which region would candlelight sound like "can'le-light?"
New York City
Bonac
Ozarks
11
In which region would coffee be pronounced as "cawfee?"
New York City
Chicago
Pacific Southwest
12
Which dying American dialect would pronounce below the bridge as "b'low the bridge?"
Western New England
Bonackers
Inland Northern