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Going by the "serious" documentary (most people simply send our accent up) hosted by John Clarke our accent is a deliberate creation in the 19 century by the freeborn "Currency" children of the convicts. The children of free settlers no doubt played a part in shaping the way we speak as well, but, it is the creation of children, all the same. Convicts and ...


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Emphasis always depends on context, so clean answers are not possible without more of the dialog. 1) If you are beginning a conversation, it would be "How do you do?" with more emphasis on "do" than on "how". If you are reciprocating the same statement from someone else, emphasis would be on "you". 2) This one depends on what you thought you had heard ...


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I think the stresses would be as follows: "How do you do?", "Did you say you were hold ing a par ty?", and "Is he go ing to take that job?" Putting a stress on "Is" in the third example would assume an answer like "Well, of course he's going to take the job!"


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I'd like to preface that I'm not highly experienced at this, so I tried explaining my reasoning as best I could. If there are any remarks on my approach being incorrect or not clear, I do apologize and hope to use this as a learning opportunity myself. "How do you do?" That seems to sound more clean to me. Since we are asking how they are doing, we ...


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A few examples of things I've noticed (especially in Cache Valley) are: pronouncing the word "deal" and "real", "peel", etc. as "dill", "rill", "pill" etc. ....similar for the words "really" ("rilly") and "dealer" ("diller") pronouncing the word "our" the same way most pronounce "are" pronouncing words like "light", "right", "bright", etc. as "loyt" ...


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Currently a Utah resident and have been for 25 years. (don't judge me :-P) But I can confirm that I catch myself frequently stating "mountain" as "moun'ain", Layton as "lay'on". However, I have never vocalized "creek" as "crick" (though it seems to be about 50% of those I've come across) or "Mormon" as "Marmon". I personally would say that the Utah ...



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