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05-03-2019, 20:56   #1
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Can people in the South discern between different Nordie accents?

I'm originally from England but have been living in Northern Ireland (Omagh and Belfast) for the past 18 years. I'm just curious as to whether people in the south can discern between the different accents up here? I.e. Differences in Belfast accents, Derry accents, Tyrone accents (where people pronounce Car as Kyee-ar Cabbage as Kyee-abbage etc) , North Antrim accents (i.e. people like Brendan Rodgers who sound Scottish at times).

Like if someone in Dublin spoke with a thick Tyrone or Derry accent, would people figure out he was specifically from Tyrone or Derry before he announced it? Or do people think Nordie's generally sound all the same?
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05-03-2019, 20:58   #2
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In my experience not generally in Dublin. I am originally from county Antrim and get "what part of Scoland are you from?"...a lot.
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05-03-2019, 21:00   #3
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No, I can't differentiate them
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It depends on where the listener is from. We who live along the border can tell most northern accents apart, yet I have come across people in Dublin, and further south, who thought a Dundalk accent was from Belfast and a Monaghan accent was Donegal.
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I grew up 5km from the border and it’s all just Nordie to me.

There’s varying degrees of annoying but I couldn’t place them on a map.
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I’m from Donegal and was confused as Scottish a few times, had to go home and cry into my Irn Bru.
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I’d know Donegal and Cavan border but away from that I wouldn’t have a rashers.
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I know the difference between Donegal Derry or Belfast accents so I’m not too bad.
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Ey spose it dapends onn da sidjiachon hai
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I can distinguish a Derry accent from a Belfast one.

But I have no doubt that there are differences all over. Those are the ones I remember and recognise. Derry accent is lovely. Some high end Belfast ones are ok too.

As someone else said, it depends on how they pronounce Situation. LOL>
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I can usually tell before they open their mouths.
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I can distinguish a Derry accent from a Belfast one.

But I have no doubt that there are differences all over. Those are the ones I remember and recognise. Derry accent is lovely. Some high end Belfast ones are ok too.

As someone else said, it depends on how they pronounce Situation. LOL>
The Derry accent is similar to the Inishowen one, sir.
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I can distinguish a Derry accent from a Belfast one.

But I have no doubt that there are differences all over. Those are the ones I remember and recognise. Derry accent is lovely. Some high end Belfast ones are ok too.

As someone else said, it depends on how they pronounce Situation. LOL>
Would you be able to discern a Tyrone accent? Like I said in my OP where they pronounce my car "me kyee-arr hey"
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