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From: "Barbara Barrett" <barbarabarrett@...>

> Which brings me to a question about accents; does anyone else find they
> switch accents when they switch dialects of the same language? In my own
> case I spent most of the first 11 years of my life in North America and
> consequently now speak English with an accent the Brits call
> "Transatlantic", but I speak Ulster-Scots with an Armagh accent.

Spanish I speak with a typical Tex-Mex accent, I guess. French I speak with
a bad American accent, but I need to learn how the Cajuns speak it. If/when
I seriously learn German I want to speak it like a Texan. Yes, we have our
own German dialect/accent, but sadly it's dying....

By the way, welcome to the list, and you might be the first native Scots
speaker here! At least since I joined (for the first time) in 1997. I'm of
Ulster Irish and Scottish descent myself, but I speak neither Scots or
Gaelic (yet).