How much slower is the South Carolina Southern drawl than other US accents really? This study has an answer
The French Quarter of Charleston, S.C. South Carolinians speak slower in general than most other Americans, a linguistic study shows. - Sean Pavone/Dreamstime/TNS

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolinians speak slower in general than most other Americans, a linguistic study shows. South Carolina ranked as the second slowest-talking state in an analysis by Preply, an online language learning platform. Louisiana came in as the top slowest speaking state. The study shows that the rate of speech in South Carolina is 4.8 syllables per second. Meanwhile, the average rate of speech in the U.S. is 5.09 syllables per second. Minnesota, the fastest talking state, has an average speech rate of 5.34 syllables per second. To try and identify the states with the slowest an...