he New York Timeshas a 25-question, multiple choice survey about word usage and pronunciation (e.g., “How to you pronounce “aunt?”).
I took the test and the pattern my dialect most closely matches is from Stockton, CA, Denver, or Aurora, CO. I was born in Denver and grew up nearby in Golden and Boulder. How well does the survey do in pinpointing where you grew up?
It seems that living near Houston, Boulder, Los Angeles and Seattle produces a mid-Western lilt to my dialect. What an amazing test! Who knew?