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    MISSOURI ACCENT. AMISH ACCENT (Central Missouri). MIDWESTERN ACCENT. US-MIDWESTERN ACCENT (MISSOURI). VIDEO: Danny Schwarz is a Missouri Amish carpenter (working in coastal Texas) Note Missouri "Pennsylvania Dutch" pronunciation of short e in words like "forever" (flat a, as "feraever"; also heard locally in words like "seven" as "savin."). Voiced th shifted to /d/. [Internal note: (Master's thesis was on MO Amish).] Contributed by dialect coach Paula Carter.

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