actually all accents were divided into 5 main different parts of united states. there are north-eastern accent, eastern accent, southern accent, central accent, and western accent.
if you include other accent of those immigrants of different races, all accents will not be less than 25 accents.
normally north-eastern accent sounds like british accent, but not exactly and entirely, because such an accent has combined with scottish accent, english accent and irish accent, so the accent is more like the combination of all these three accents. due to the north-eastern coast is the first for all imigrants who came from britain and europe, naturally the north-eastern accent is obvious to be distinguished and being differed from other accents in united states.
the pronunciation of eastern accent is not as light and soft as north-eastern accent, but not as deep and raucous as southern accent.
personally i speak in southern accent, but my accent is incline toward texan accent, unlike other accents of alabama, louisiana, arkensas, and carolina. people of montana sometimes talk like texans because we have cowboys who drove herds of cows back and forth from montana to texas annually. so seriouslly texas is not the real hometown of all cowboys.
possibly i have got used to the western accent so i really can't tell you the difference, sorry about that.
due to the reason of i have no friends or knowing anyone who came from the central part of united states so i can't tell you what is that accent about either, sorry about that again.
2006-10-05 15:15:03 補充：
i would say so, but i prefer to hear british accent if i had met people from north-eastern states.
2006-10-06 09:49:51 補充：
PLEASE!! THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH SOUTHERN ACCENT!! YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW KIND AND NICE THAT SOUTHERN PEOPLE CAN BE!! THEY ARE SIMPLY SHY SO THEY PREFER TO PRETEND OF BEING COOL!! ^_^
actually as long as the pronunciation is clear enough and easy to be comprehended, that is so called standard pronunciation.