I said in my opener about this blog that it was going to be about random things, not just work-related. Today's random thought is about my "accent". I haven't been living in Canada for that long now (a little over 3 months), but I'm pronouncing words differently. Sure, some of them are because every single person around me does, and so I'm just accomodating so I don't sound funny. Like "pro-cess" instead of "praw-cess". That's on purpose.
But the strangest is that I've noticed that I'm starting to pronounce "out" differently too. Not "oo-t" like American's are fond of imitating incorrectly. Candians don't say that. They say "ou-t", as if they're pronouncing the O and U. Americans say "ow-t". My change is subtle, but I noticed it because I wasn't trying in any way to modify that word. It's half-way between the way I used to say it and the way Candians say it. Candians would still identify me an American. But American's would think I'm saying it a little funny.
Strange what language does, eh?