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Do Arizonans Have An Accent?

There are a lot of factors that account for how we sound - where we grew up, for example.

I’m from central Connecticut, which is basically right between the New York City accent, in which I’m known as “Mawk” and the “wicked hard core” accent in Boston.

But what about Arizona - is there an accent associated with the state? ASU Linguistics Professor Karen Adams says actually, there are many.

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Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.