Miami Accents http://wlrn.org en Do You Sound Like You're From South Florida? Take The NYT Quiz http://wlrn.org/post/do-you-sound-youre-south-florida-take-nyt-quiz <p>Our Miami talk is markedly different from the Southern drawls heard farther north in the state, but even within the four South Florida counties, twangs and tones are varied.</p><p>The New York Times this week released a dialect map to show its readers how their speech lines up with their hometowns. A quiz asks readers how they pronounce words like "caramel" and "aunt," and the answers generate a color coded map, which also highlights three of the cities whose residents speak most like the quiz taker.</p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 13:01:44 +0000 Maria Murriel 25594 at http://wlrn.org Do You Sound Like You're From South Florida? Take The NYT Quiz Miami Accents: Why Locals Embrace That Heavy "L" Or Not http://wlrn.org/post/miami-accents-why-locals-embrace-heavy-l-or-not <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Michelle </span>Antelo<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was born and raised in Miami but has never lived anywhere else. After learning Spanish at home from her Cuban parents, she always thought her English, which she learned at school, was up to American standards.</span></p><p>But, as many Miamians have learned, her way of speaking stuck out around people from places other than Miami. When Antelo was a cheerleader in high school, her Broward County teammates told her she sounded different.</p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Patience Haggin 19624 at http://wlrn.org Miami Accents: Why Locals Embrace That Heavy "L" Or Not