Just One Question: Is the Utah 'Accent' Real?

  • July 22, 2015
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The way we speak here in Zion—in particular our dropped T's in words like mittens, kittens, mountains, Layton—is curious to some. So, for Pioneer Day, KRCL's Lara Jones has just one question: Is the Utah "accent" real? To find out, she spoke with Marianna Di Paolo, associate professor in the University of Utah’s Dept of Anthropology and director of the Intermountain Language Survey of Utah Speech:

 

J1Q Utah Accent

 

Extended interview:

 

Marianna Di Paolo

 

If you have just one question, email it to justonequestion@krcl.org. Then, listen for the answer on 90.9fm KRCL.

 

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