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Who says “halse”?
« on: March 12, 2019, 08:00:49 PM »
There is a certain American accent that I hear every once in a while, and I’m not sure what part of the country it’s from. Kansas, maybe? I don’t know, but it has a certain Midwest twang along with a bit of southernness to it.

One of the most distinctive and unusual aspects of this accent is a pronunciation of words containing ‘ou’ sounds as ‘al’.  As the post title indicates, the word “house” (for example) comes out as “halse”.

In what part of the US is this common?
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Re: Who says “halse”?
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2019, 09:00:03 PM »
Sounds like a speech impediment more than an accent. :bigsmile:

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Re: Who says “halse”?
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2019, 09:46:55 PM »
I've never heard that before, so it's not Illinois or Eastern Missouri.
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Re: Who says “halse”?
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2019, 01:34:51 AM »
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Re: Who says “halse”?
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2019, 07:43:30 AM »
I hear that extra 'L' in there mostly from deep southern accents. Kinda like the ubiquitous Boston accent is pretty much incapable of a hard 'R', that super southern ads the 'L' as a bridge to extend some words.

But I'm from the Colorado and we don't have an accent (beyond stoner "Duuuuude" and the California transplants speaking ghetto).

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Re: Who says “halse”?
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2019, 09:30:48 AM »
Does that go with soda or pop?
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Re: Who says “halse”?
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2019, 10:42:19 AM »
Nothing I've experienced here in the mid atlantic or even WV which has it's own unique set of rules. 

If I was a guessing man, I'd blame all the really weird stuff on the southern LA crew.  LA as in Louisiana.  The Bayou. 

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Re: Who says “halse”?
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2019, 10:59:54 AM »
Someone with an Austrian accent?
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Re: Who says “halse”?
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2019, 11:31:44 AM »
I've been to a lot of places around the country and can't remember ever hearing it.

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Re: Who says “halse”?
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2019, 12:20:52 PM »
I used to but I quit drinking years ago and no longer slur my speech.
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Re: Who says “halse”?
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2019, 12:34:03 PM »
I hear that extra 'L' in there mostly from deep southern accents. Kinda like the ubiquitous Boston accent is pretty much incapable of a hard 'R', that super southern ads the 'L' as a bridge to extend some words.

But I'm from the Colorado and we don't have an accent (beyond stoner "Duuuuude" and the California transplants speaking ghetto).

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Re: Who says “halse”?
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2019, 01:10:19 PM »
There is a certain American accent that I hear every once in a while, and I’m not sure what part of the country it’s from. Kansas, maybe? I don’t know, but it has a certain Midwest twang along with a bit of southernness to it.

One of the most distinctive and unusual aspects of this accent is a pronunciation of words containing ‘ou’ sounds as ‘al’.  As the post title indicates, the word “house” (for example) comes out as “halse”.

In what part of the US is this common?
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Re: Who says “halse”?
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2019, 01:26:07 PM »
Nothing I've experienced here in the mid atlantic or even WV which has it's own unique set of rules. 

If I was a guessing man, I'd blame all the really weird stuff on the southern LA crew.  LA as in Louisiana.  The Bayou. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKH9JEdZREc
I'm sort of in this camp too.  I think those Cajun boys (and girls) have some interesting verbal quirks.

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Re: Who says “halse”?
« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2019, 06:39:58 PM »
I hear that extra 'L' in there mostly from deep southern accents. Kinda like the ubiquitous Boston accent is pretty much incapable of a hard 'R', that super southern ads the 'L' as a bridge to extend some words.

But I'm from the Colorado and we don't have an accent (beyond stoner "Duuuuude" and the California transplants speaking ghetto).

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Re: Who says “halse”?
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2019, 10:20:01 PM »
Maybe? a Cape Hatteras Island native?

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Re: Who says “halse”?
« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2019, 10:20:45 PM »
Maybe? a Cape Hatteras Island native?

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Re: Who says “halse”?
« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2019, 11:31:36 AM »
I’m leaning towards it being a Deep Southern thing after all. The same sort of people that drink swate tay, maybe.
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Re: Who says “halse”?
« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2019, 11:45:58 AM »
I’m leaning towards it being a Deep Southern thing after all. The same sort of people that drink swate tay, maybe.

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Re: Who says “halse”?
« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2019, 12:40:49 PM »
I’m leaning towards it being a Deep Southern thing after all. The same sort of people that drink swate tay, maybe.

We prefer to just call it iced tea.

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Re: Who says “halse”?
« Reply #19 on: March 14, 2019, 07:18:33 PM »
As all tea is sweet, god bless your little heart.

Wait.  I know what this means.

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Re: Who says “halse”?
« Reply #20 on: March 14, 2019, 07:53:25 PM »
As all tea is sweet, god bless your little heart.

Wait.  I know what this means.

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Re: Who says “halse”?
« Reply #21 on: March 15, 2019, 08:44:49 AM »
Mash episode about the moose, the owner of the moose has this accent.
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Re: Who says “halse”?
« Reply #22 on: March 15, 2019, 08:46:14 AM »
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Re: Who says “halse”?
« Reply #23 on: March 17, 2019, 08:13:14 PM »
So I talked to a guy from Iowa about this today, and he said that when he was young (50 years ago or so) the way he and others he knew locally added an ‘L’ to words that end in ‘th’ such as “both” or “south”, making them “bolth” and “soulth”.

Anybody here recognize that regional variation?
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Re: Who says “halse”?
« Reply #24 on: March 17, 2019, 08:14:35 PM »
I’m leaning towards it being a Deep Southern thing after all. The same sort of people that drink swate tay, maybe.

We prefer to just call it iced tea.

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Re: Who says “halse”?
« Reply #25 on: March 17, 2019, 09:29:08 PM »
So I talked to a guy from Iowa about this today, and he said that when he was young (50 years ago or so) the way he and others he knew locally added an ‘L’ to words that end in ‘th’ such as “both” or “south”, making them “bolth” and “soulth”.

Anybody here recognize that regional variation?

I've heard that in the northwest, but infrequently enough to put it down to lazy enunciation.

PS. Washingtonians who say "Warshington" are generally of the Silent Generation/Greatest Generation vintage.
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Re: Who says “halse”?
« Reply #26 on: March 18, 2019, 09:24:03 AM »
So I talked to a guy from Iowa about this today, and he said that when he was young (50 years ago or so) the way he and others he knew locally added an ‘L’ to words that end in ‘th’ such as “both” or “south”, making them “bolth” and “soulth”.

Anybody here recognize that regional variation?

I've heard that in the northwest, but infrequently enough to put it down to lazy enunciation.

PS. Washingtonians who say "Warshington" are generally of the Silent Generation/Greatest Generation vintage.

My brother does that and it bugs the hell out of me. We grew up together and it's her personal thing that no one else in the house did. He came back from 20 years in Washington and still said it. Maybe he's patient zero out there?

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Re: Who says “halse”?
« Reply #27 on: March 18, 2019, 09:27:43 AM »
So I talked to a guy from Iowa about this today, and he said that when he was young (50 years ago or so) the way he and others he knew locally added an ‘L’ to words that end in ‘th’ such as “both” or “south”, making them “bolth” and “soulth”.

Anybody here recognize that regional variation?

I've heard that in the northwest, but infrequently enough to put it down to lazy enunciation.

PS. Washingtonians who say "Warshington" are generally of the Silent Generation/Greatest Generation vintage.

I would agree entirely.  I'm from Eastern Oregon, borne of PNW of the Greatest Generation and "bolth" and "soulth" are correct to my ear.  I'm pretty sure I pronounce both words with the bonus "l".  I used to say warsh but quickly broke my self of that habit once I left to go to college.    Using them for those is common too.

Also:  streams are called cricks (pronunciation of creek) and roof  rhymes with hoof not with tooth.

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Re: Who says “halse”?
« Reply #28 on: March 18, 2019, 10:05:12 AM »
I’m leaning towards it being a Deep Southern thing after all. The same sort of people that drink swate tay, maybe.

We prefer to just call it iced tea.

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