In the hard-core Utah accent, tail sounds like tell, former sounds the same as farmer, and creek sounds like crik.
Three of my five children have lived their entire lives in Utah. (Well, Levi moved here when he was three months old.) And one of them speaks with a pronounced Utah accent. Guess who?
Occasionally, I can't understand what she means when she says something like, "Jesse is using my mermaid tell." And she struggles to sound out words when her understanding of vowels is so warped.
She joined our family just a month past her second birthday. Was her accent already in place then?