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Old 10-01-2018, 06:31 PM
 
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Is there more than one accent heard among Puerto Rico’s Spanish speakers?
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Old 10-02-2018, 05:58 PM
 
Location: USA
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Is there more than one accent heard among Puerto Rico’s Spanish speakers?
I have never noticed the difference in their speaking habits/accents from other P.Ricans.
And I have had friends from Mayagüez, Ponce, San Juan, etc.
There may be a difference from island Spanish (PR) and mainland US accent (mainly NE).

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Old 10-03-2018, 12:00 PM
 
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Would be surprised if there weren't different accents in PR....other islands have different accents between rural and urban, working class and upper crust....PR is probably the same
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Old 10-03-2018, 09:05 PM
 
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When I was studying at the Universidad de Puerto Rico in Río Piedras, a friend used to make fun of how people from the mountains talked.

I was reading a snippet in a book by Manuel Alvarez Nazario. He also states that people living in the western mountains have their own speech patterns. Too, people living in the Loíza area (on the northern coast east of San Juan) have a tonality to their speech that sets them apart from other Boricuas, according to this same author.
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Old 10-04-2018, 11:03 AM
 
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I suppose that jibaros have a different accent.
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Old 10-05-2018, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Pereira, Colombia
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I suppose that jibaros have a different accent.
That´s the impression I always got. My neighbors in San Germán used to do impressions of people from ¨el campo¨ (meaning up there in the mountains), but back then my ear wasn´t trained enough to really pick up what was so different/funny about it. I also learned that there is slightly different vocabulary up in the mountains, like apparently instead of ¨malta¨ they say ¨black beer¨.

I´m headed back to PR in December, it´ll be interesting to try and pick up on the differences now that I have a much finer tuned ear.
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Old 10-05-2018, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Caribbean
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The ones from the mountains seem to have different accents to me...and that’s coming from someone who isn’t Puerto Rican or even a native Spanish-speaker.
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