California 1, Bay Area, Female

Bay Area, California, USA

North American Accents
Bay Area, California, USA

Hello and welcome to The Accent Bank by Sarah Valentine. My name is Suzanne and I was born and raised in the Bay Area. I’m a Bay Area native, I still live here now, and that’s in California, Bay Area, Northern California, and this is my natural accent. The only things I can think of that are really unique to here are the words ‘hella’, we say hella a lot, not even as much anymore but that’s still pretty common, and we say ‘like’ a lot I think, I don’t assume everyone says like but, and we also say ‘cool’, I also assume everyone says cool.

Now I am going to read the following sentences, starting with a tongue- twister.

  • Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers; A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked.
  • She sells seashells on the seashore
  • I have parked my car near the garage, if you are looking for it, it’s a blue Nissan.
  • The sun is so hot today, I love summer. I like to go walking on the beach but I also love it when it rains and I’m inside and I can hear it on the roof.
  • Would you like a glass of water?
  • For breakfast I would love a coffee and could I please have some eggs,
    two pieces of toast, and some mushrooms?
  • I love to eat bananas.
  • I don’t think that it’s a good idea to be rude to people. Kindness is free.
  • My favourite animal is a cat but I like dogs too.
  • I would love to travel to a few of these cities; London, Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Berlin, Amsterdam, Athens, Lagos, Barcelona, Rome, Dubai, Vancouver, Moscow, Singapore, Sydney, and Dublin.
  • Be kind to one another.
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Now I’m going to count from 1 to 20 and do the alphabet.

One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen,
fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty

Letters & Words:
A is for Apple
B is for Banana
C is for Charlie
D is for Dog
E is for Egg
F is for Frog
G is for Gold
H is for Hello
I is for Ice-cream
J is for Joy
K is for King
L is for Lemon
M is for Mother
N is for Nut
O is for Orange
P is for Pepper
Q is for Queen
R is for Rose
S is for Sarah
T is for Tomorrow
U is for Umbrella
V is for Valentine
W is for Water
X is for X-ray
Y is for Yellow
Z is for Zebra

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