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Researchers track evolution of Philly's odd accent

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Will Philly no longer be a place where residents drink wooder and root for the Iggles? Gid eowt! A University of Pennsylvania linguistics professor says the Southern-inflected sound of the Philadelphia dialect is moving toward a more Northern accent. Some of Philly's trademark twangy, elongated vowel sounds are becoming less so, though others are getting stronger. "Certain...

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