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Old 09-25-2013, 01:59 PM
 
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new orleans accents are much different then the rest of the city.. its a bit strange. i don't use it. i like to say i have no accent at all, as most people tell me i don't (from other states)

Accent tag "NEW ORLEANS STYLE" brace yourself BAAABBBYYYY lol - YouTube
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Old 09-25-2013, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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New York AA accent.


Lil Mama on Tyra 10/7/09 - YouTube
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Old 09-25-2013, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Hollywood, CA
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Lots of blacks have southern accents. But they don't have that nasal speaking or twang .

I don't know why more whites that have that.
I knew someone from Buffalo who was Black and spoke in that Great Lakes accent, like saying Mam for Mom for example.

Whats remarkable to me is how different Blacks from Detriot, Chicago, Milwaukee, and Cleveland sound from Whites in those cities. Out here in LA, there are number of Blacks who pick up Hispanic and Valley Girl features, and a few who sound no different from the general accent of the city. On the Midwest, Blacks sound the most different from the local White population.
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Old 09-25-2013, 05:42 PM
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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When I lived in the NYC area, I thought blacks sounded vaguely southern. Of course, I had a poor sense of what a real southern accent sounds like. Don't hear too much southern in that LiL Mama video. A friend of mine probably went to high school with her, judging by the year they both graduated.
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Old 09-25-2013, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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Blacks in New York sound absolutely nothing like blacks in the south. New Orleans? Yes. Augusta, Georgia? Heck no.

Nas sounds nothing like Ludacris.

Same thing with Chicago. Most sound like they have a bit of the northeast in their accents.
Curious, do New Orleanians really sound similar to New Yorkers?
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Old 09-25-2013, 06:18 PM
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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Curious, do New Orleanians really sound similar to New Yorkers?
not really. But one dialect has some odd similarities:


A variety of New Orleans accents from YEAH YOU RITE! - YouTube

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Old 09-25-2013, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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A bunch of different accents in this Black, white, male female, Philly, S Jersey, Suburban Philly etc.

This is whay I personally hate Old City these days, especially on weekends


street fight old city philadelphia - YouTube
Damn! What the hell was going on in Old City that night?
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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I've had a hard time finding good examples as well. It seems as though the "Black Boston Dialect" hasn't been well documented or studied like African American dialects in other cities. Unless someone is a Boston area local or has spent some time living there, it's very difficult to have a great perspective on it.
Didn't Guru from GangStarr had a "Black Boston Dialect"?
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:11 PM
 
Location: West Palm Beach
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Lots of blacks have southern accents. But they don't have that nasal speaking or twang .

I don't know why more whites that have that.

Actually some blacks do speak with a nasally southern twang. Especially in the mountain/upland south states like Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee, Arkansas, and parts of Texas. Randy Moss is a perfect example of this. Also my folks back in Hopkinsville, Kentucky all sound like this as well. Where the southern accent starts to change a little among blacks is when you venture into the coastal/lowland states like Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina. Then you'll start hearing blacks speak with more of a drawl than a twang
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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not really. But one dialect has some odd similarities:


A variety of New Orleans accents from YEAH YOU RITE! - YouTube

first woman.
Oh wow. New Orleans have quite a unique dialect/accent from the rest of the South.
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