The Disappearing Philly Accent

As someone who moved to the Philly area — as well as having lived in different regions of the US as well as abroad1 — I find this type of linguistic deep-dive fascinating.

(I could’ve used less lazy Millenial-bashing, though).

  1. The other day I was reading out loud, and J asked me to say the word “characteristic”, which I pronounce with an emphasis on the second syllable, instead of the first. Which likely stems from linguistic patterns in Tagalog.