This Kid Wicked Knows How to Talk Like a Mainah
The Maine Accent is fairly similar where ever you visit and is usually most authentic when delivered by the old timahs. Sure the dialect changes a bit as you travel around the state, but basically no 'R's and no 'ing's. Youtube user, Ryan Prescott of Calais is here to "teach people how to talk good"...wicked good that is. He's no old timah. But he sure does get it. The vernacular (or should we say vehnackulah?) he focuses on is the one heard in Downeast Maine. While this is a very in-depth and technical breakdown, Ryan really nails it. He even points how a Maine Accent is "sort of like trying to impersonate the Beatles, except you bring it down about half way there." Wow, we never thought of it like that! It makes sense though. After all, this is New England.