Now that it is "so two weeks ago", I finally got it together to do the accent vlog (which for some reason, my instinct is to say v-log instead of vlog...which is strange because I would never say b-log instead of blog). It was very awkward to do (as you will see at the end of the video, I had no idea how to end it) but now I know that it isn't that hard.
Ok- so here is my embarrassing myself for the internet to see.
For the list of words and questions, check out this post here.
One thing I don't say a lot (that Canadians are known for) is "eh". Growing up, I actually never understood why we were known for saying "eh" and wondered if it was because there are lots of "a"s in our country name. Then I started hearing it more and when I moved to Ottawa, heard it a lot (from both Ontarians and the many Maritimers that I met). More recently, I've been told that "hey" is the "eh" of Alberta and I have to admit- I agree and I am definitely a user of "hey". The more "classic" Canadian phrase would be "I know...eh?" but I say "I know...hey?"
As I said in the video, I'm now living in Montreal. Montreal is in the francophone province of Quebec and is a VERY bilingual city. Most anglophones are also fluent in French and most of the francophones are also fluent in English. For people whose first language is English, there are even three distinct "accents" in Montreal depending on your background- which I think is really fascinating. If you are a dork like me, you can check out the Montreal Gazette feature on Anglophones in Montreal here.
So there you have it. I don't think I have an accent- though I feel like I picked up a bit of "Ontario" when I lived there. Any words surprise you? My sister did the video too- do you notice any differences even though we grew up in the same place?