Preply, a language learning platform, compiled a ranking of the fastest, slowest, and most talkative states and they ranked South Carolina is the No. 2 slowest-talking state in America, averaging 4.80 syllables per second.
The website says they analyzed two nationally-conducted studies to come up with the rankings. The first was Steven Coat’s study on articulation rate by analyzing caption files from YouTube videos. The second study Marchex Call DNA Technology’s analysis on speech rate on more than four million phone calls.
The Preply report analyzed data from both studies to rank each of the 50 states, with a rank of one being the fastest-talking and most talkative.
Louisiana was deemed to be the slowest-talking state, averaging 4.78 syllables per second. Minnesota was named the fastest-talking state.
To see the full report, click here.
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