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Old 03-09-2018, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Montreal
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My Quebecois gf who is from Montreal says she didn't understand what people were saying in Iles de la Madeline at first.

But after the first visit, she got the hang of it. Now she understands fine.
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Old 03-09-2018, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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This woman is from Quebec City. But to me, she sounds like she could be from Ontario.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vraNFrslnLw
If her last name were spelled “Robichaux”, that would be a name found in south Louisiana.
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Old 03-09-2018, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Arseneau(lt) in Louisiana is Arceneaux.
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Old 04-30-2019, 02:15 AM
 
Location: in my home
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I have long loved the clear, clipped speech of several famous Canadians in the US media. Peter Jennings, Dan Aykroyd; both had/have that excellent elocution that pronounces every vowel and consonant so clear compared to most Americans.
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Old 06-05-2019, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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Is the difference between a continental French accent and the Quebec accent as obvious as the difference in accents between Queen Elizabeth II and Reba McIntire?

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Old 06-05-2019, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Is the difference between a continental French accent and the Quebec accent as obvious as the difference between Queen Elizabeth II and Reba McIntire?
You might say that.
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Old 06-05-2019, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Is the difference between a continental French accent and the Quebec accent as obvious as the difference in accents between Queen Elizabeth II and Reba McIntire?
Not just the accents but certain words and phrases.

There are differences in accents within France and Quebec as well.
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Old 06-15-2019, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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I can understand Quebecois people speaking English better than I can some local people.
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Old Today, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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This woman speaking for the English School Board in Montreal actually soinds like a native Francophone to me.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZv33bHG8cg
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