eido wrote:Kraut wrote:Another one of these tests, from the US: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/201 ... .html?_r=0
I was born and raised in the West of the US, but this test placed me in Minnesota, Michigan, and Illinois, probably because my mom is from around there.
I have an ear for hearing other languages being spoken around me, like radar, but I can't recognize the specific dialects people are using.
I just took the test again. It did better than I recall it doing before, but still not all that accurate in my case.
My parents are from Michigan and I grew up in Atlanta, but the test placed me in Kansas or Nebraska or maybe Texas or North Dakota. It did have a little red dot in the Atlanta area so it wasn't completely off, but it didn't exactly localize me either, with half the country painted equally red. Perhaps my family moving at a young age left it confused, but it's not like moving is exactly uncommon nowadays.