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    Our top three guesses for your English dialect:
    1. US Black Vernacular / Ebonics
    2. Scottish (UK)
    3. English (England)

    Our top three guesses for your English dialect:
    1. US Black Vernacular / Ebonics
    2. Scottish (UK)
    3. English (England)

    eh? I can only think that considering sentences without the necessary punctuation as legitimate has affected things, but I don't see how.
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    i want to take these quizzes but the browser my work uses is old and dumb and i can't do it.

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    Our top three guesses for your English dialect:
    1. Singaporean
    2. American English (standard)
    3. US Black Vernacular / Ebonics

    Our top three guesses for your native (first) language:
    1. Russian
    2. Polish
    3. Greek

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    Our top three guesses for your English dialect:

    1. New Zealandish
    2. Welsh (UK)
    3. English (England)

    Our top three guesses for your native (first) language:

    1. English
    2. Finnish
    3. Greek

    lmao, I didn't know I might sound New Zealandish
    none of the native languages were guessed correctly, not bad (lol, I'm embarassingly happy with myself )

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    1. Canadian
    2. American (Standard)
    3. South African

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    1. English
    2. Norwegian
    3. Swedish
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    Our top three guesses for your English dialect

    1. American (Standard)
    2. US Black Vernacular / Ebonics
    3. Canadian



    Our top three guesses for your native (first) language

    1. English
    2. Norwegian
    3. Vietnamese

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    Our top three guesses for your English dialect:

    1. South African
    2. American (Standard)
    3. Singaporean

    Our top three guesses for your native (first) language:

    1. German
    2. English
    3. Greek

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    I sound ridiculous if I try to speak true ebonics but I do use some of the black vernacular now and then.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Aylen View Post
    I sound ridiculous if I try to speak true ebonics but I do use some of the black vernacular now and then.



    Lol all my friends got ebonics on the test. Wth?? Ain't nobody talks like dat in muh hood, beeotch (as it's pretty evident from this example )

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    I don't know about the dialects, but they got my native language correct.

    Our top three guesses for your English dialect:
    1. US Black Vernacular / Ebonics
    2. American (Standard)
    3. Singaporean

    Our top three guesses for your native (first) language:
    1. German
    2. English
    3. Dutch
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    Quote Originally Posted by darya View Post
    Lol all my friends got ebonics on the test. Wth?? Ain't nobody talks like dat in muh hood, beeotch (as it's pretty evident from this example )
    It's not always obvious but I have a pretty good grasp on the English language and score very high on most grammar tests. I also subscribe to "word of the day". In person, I tend to have broken speech if I am overwhelmed by many thoughts vying to come, from lips, all at once. I love when I form telepathic connections and people just get it no matter what I am presenting to them.

    IRL I don't really speak like I write.

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    Ahaha. Amusing.

    Our top three guesses for your English dialect:

    1. Irish (Republic of)
    2. Scottish (UK)
    3. South African


    Our top three guesses for your native (first) language:

    1. English
    2. Norwegian
    3. Dutch
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    I did the test again and judged the sentences on whether I considered the written form grammatical, rather than taking into account the spoken, and I got this:

    Our top three guesses for your English dialect:
    1. Scottish (UK)
    2. English (England)
    3. Australian

    Our top three guesses for your native (first) language:
    1. English
    2. Finnish
    3. Swedish

    "He said that she is taking a trip." - I probably consider that grammatical even though it is not completely clear
    "Who did Bill ask why Jane was talking to?" - not grammatical, as should have two question marks in there
    "Who whom kissed?" - ok
    "Up the audience's expectations, the critics built." - probably is grammatical, but I didn't consider it acceptable.
    "Sorry to disturb with the weekend" - also possibly\technically grammatical, but difficult to sense what the test is asking, so I made that a no.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Subteigh View Post
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    "He said that she is taking a trip." - I probably consider that grammatical even though it is not completely clear
    "Who did Bill ask why Jane was talking to?" - not grammatical, as should have two question marks in there
    "Who whom kissed?" - ok
    "Up the audience's expectations, the critics built." - probably is grammatical, but I didn't consider it acceptable.
    "Sorry to disturb with the weekend" - also possibly\technically grammatical, but difficult to sense what the test is asking, so I made that a no.
    I would mark all as incorrect,except maybe the first one. They sound so clumsy to me .

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    Ahh, and there is Subteigh taking a quiz numerous times for the results didn't suit his fancy. KEK.

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    Wow, I thought I would do terribly because I suck at grammar. Clearly, the rest of you are worse than me!

    Our top three guesses for your English dialect:
    1. American (Standard)
    2. US Black Vernacular / Ebonics
    3. Canadian

    Our top three guesses for your native (first) language:
    1. English
    2. Dutch
    3. Norwegian

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    Our top three guesses for your English dialect:

    1. American (Standard)
    2. US Black Vernacular / Ebonics
    3. Canadian
    Our top three guesses for your native (first) language:

    1. English
    2. Norwegian
    3. Dutch

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    Seems @bg and I both assumed formal rules and, for the most part, didn't include vernacular sentence structures in our answers.

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    Our top three guesses for your English dialect:

    1. Welsh (UK)
    2. English (England)
    3. Irish (Republic of)

    Our top three guesses for your native (first) language:

    1. English
    2. Norwegian
    3. Chinese -

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    Our top three guesses for your English dialect:

    1. US Black Vernacular / Ebonics
    2. American (Standard)
    3. Singaporean
    Our top three guesses for your native (first) language:

    1. Arabic
    2. Portuguese
    3. Chinese

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    Quote Originally Posted by Capitalist Pig View Post

    Our top three guesses for your English dialect:
    1. American (Standard)
    2. US Black Vernacular / Ebonics
    3. Canadian

    Our top three guesses for your native (first) language:
    1. English
    2. Dutch
    3. Norwegian
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    Quote Originally Posted by Capitalist Pig View Post
    Seems @bg and I both assumed formal rules and, for the most part, didn't include vernacular sentence structures in our answers.
    It was asking for what felt most natural, right? Because obviously the variations are not necessarily a matter of right or wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kim View Post
    It was asking for what felt most natural, right? Because obviously the variations are not necessarily a matter of right or wrong.
    To me they were. Regardless, the "right" answers as I saw them still felt the most natural to me, and returned an accurate result.
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    My results were pretty much the same as,BG, Cpig and Kim but then it offered Vietnamese (3rd) as a possible first language so I am wondering where i went wrong.

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    Until recently here in England grammar wasn't emphasized in primary and secondary English curriculum, outside of it serving as a means to an end. It didn't impact your grades too badly if your grammar was poor. Some of those sentences in the quiz were really fucking weird to me, but probably grammatically right and others obviously picked them. idk.

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    Our top three guesses for your English dialect:

    1. American (Standard)
    2. Singaporean
    3. US Black Vernacular / Ebonics -

    Our top three guesses for your native (first) language:

    1. English
    2. Dutch
    3. Norwegian

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    Our top three guesses for your English dialect:

    1. American (Standard)
    2. Singaporean
    3. US Black Vernacular / Ebonics

    Our top three guesses for your native (first) language:

    1. Swedish
    2. Italian
    3. Norwegian


    I feel like this was a restrictive test. It did not take point of view into consideration.

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    Our top three guesses for your English dialect:

    1. New Zealandish
    2. US Black Vernacular / Ebonics
    3. Welsh (UK)

    Our top three guesses for your native (first) language:

    1. English
    2. Swedish
    3. Hungarian

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    Our top three guesses for your English dialect:

    1. American (Standard)
    2. Canadian
    3. Singaporean

    Our top three guesses for your native (first) language:

    1. English
    2. Norwegian
    3. Swedish

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    Our top three guesses for your English dialect:
    1. Singaporean
    2. American (Standard)
    3. South African

    Our top three guesses for your native (first) language:
    1. Romanian
    2. English
    3. Finnish

    I also have an accent that has been suggested to be from Boston, Sweden, Australia, New York, and England, though I've never been near any of those places.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Subteigh View Post
    Our top three guesses for your English dialect:
    1. New Zealandish
    2. US Black Vernacular / Ebonics
    3. Australian
    Our top three guesses for your native (first) language:
    1. Swedish
    2. English
    3. Dutch
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    Our top three guesses for your English dialect:
    1. Singaporean
    2. Scottish (UK)
    3. US Black Vernacular / Ebonics

    Our top three guesses for your native (first) language:
    1. Portuguese
    2. Spanish
    3. Arabic
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    Funky results:

    Our top three guesses for your English dialect 1. American (Standard) 2. Canadian 3. Singaporean
    Our top three guesses for your native (first) language 1. English 2. Swedish 3. Norwegian

    I have never been near Canada, Singapore, Sweden, Norway.

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    Our top three guesses for your English dialect:

    1. New Zealandish
    2. Australian
    3. South African
    Our top three guesses for your native (first) language:

    1. English
    2. Dutch
    3. Swedish - See more at: http://www.gameswithwords.org/WhichE....eZIEb1lZ.dpuf

    ok how did it do that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iris View Post
    Funky results:

    Our top three guesses for your English dialect 1. American (Standard) 2. Canadian 3. Singaporean
    Our top three guesses for your native (first) language 1. English 2. Swedish 3. Norwegian

    I have never been near Canada, Singapore, Sweden, Norway.

    My heritage:

    Mother: American Mid Atlantic. Scotch-Irish/German heritage (probably most influential in my development of speech)
    Father: American Appalachian. German/British heritage
    Why no black vernacular/ebonics? I am not sure how they determined that part from my answers but it was my second. I have a heavy influence from some of my friends. I have this ability to change my accent and dialect according to my environment. I don't do it on purpose, anymore. My sister and I would speak gibberish when we were in our teens when some guys tried to pick us up but it sounded good and over time she and I had created enough gibberish to understand each other. They would try to guess which country we were from.

    As soon as I drove through South Carolina, on my recent trip, I started talking like a hick (no offense to people there. I know they don't all speak that way). My friend and I spoke hick to each other for 2 days, when we were alone of course.

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    Our top three guesses for your English dialect:?

    1. American (Standard)
    2. US Black Vernacular / Ebonics
    3. Canadian

    Our top three guesses for your native (first) language:?

    1. English
    2. Dutch
    3. Norwegian

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