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Old 01-09-2017, 01:37 AM
 
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If your interpretation of a "Southern Mexican-American" English accent being anything similar to a "West Coast Mexican-American" English accent, you might be a bit wrong.

Mexicans in the South sound more similar to Southern Blacks, than Mexicans in the West. Especially in cities like Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Charlotte, etc.
It depends, some sound white and some sound black. Compare singer Ally Brooke of Fifth Harmony (from San Antonio) to rapper Kap G (from Atlanta). Both are Mexican-American.




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42tM0oJajc0


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpyaVfRNkNQ

Kap G is an extreme case, though
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Old 01-09-2017, 05:53 AM
 
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Can't really go on song voices, though. Singers that don't even speak English can sound like Americans in songs.
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Old 01-09-2017, 11:56 AM
 
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Can't really go on song voices, though. Singers that don't even speak English can sound like Americans in songs.
Those are interviews
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Old 01-09-2017, 01:14 PM
 
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Do (assilimated) Hispanic Americans have detectable accents?

First of all, what is assilimated? A typo for assimilated? I'm not real fond of the word assimilated, either. It sounds too much like what the Borg do. I would say that by the 3rd or 4th generation born in the US, Hispanics sound much like any other native speaker of English. That is, they would have an accent, but it would most likely be the accent of everyday English speakers wherever the person grew up or spent the most time while he or she was learning English.

Hispanic, as someone pointed out here before, is a US Census category. You get to self-identify too - so it's hard to tell how accurate the designation is.

Hispanic Americans - is kinda problematic. (See above.) The addition of Americans isn't helpful - in that typically, we're contrasting Hispanics in the US with Hispanics from other parts of the Americas. Hispanic-Americans - with the hyphen between, @ least specifies which nationality overall we're looking @.

detectable accents - Well, yah. But then again, everyone has an accent - even if it's just the regional or state or city accent from wherever that person learned English. The real question there is - does the person have an Hispanic accent? That's easier to spot than a local, particularized accent - especially if it's the same accent that the listener speaks - because then the target's speech will sound perfectly normal to the listener.
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Old 01-09-2017, 05:51 PM
 
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Moving to Texas from up North, I found that most Tejanos from the Rio Grande Valley spoke much clearer and better English to my ears than the typical Caucasian native Texan. Seriously.
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Old 01-11-2017, 12:08 AM
 
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Do (assilimated) Hispanic Americans have detectable accents?

First of all, what is assilimated? A typo for assimilated? I'm not real fond of the word assimilated, either. It sounds too much like what the Borg do. I would say that by the 3rd or 4th generation born in the US, Hispanics sound much like any other native speaker of English. That is, they would have an accent, but it would most likely be the accent of everyday English speakers wherever the person grew up or spent the most time while he or she was learning English.

Hispanic, as someone pointed out here before, is a US Census category. You get to self-identify too - so it's hard to tell how accurate the designation is.

Hispanic Americans - is kinda problematic. (See above.) The addition of Americans isn't helpful - in that typically, we're contrasting Hispanics in the US with Hispanics from other parts of the Americas. Hispanic-Americans - with the hyphen between, @ least specifies which nationality overall we're looking @.

detectable accents - Well, yah. But then again, everyone has an accent - even if it's just the regional or state or city accent from wherever that person learned English. The real question there is - does the person have an Hispanic accent? That's easier to spot than a local, particularized accent - especially if it's the same accent that the listener speaks - because then the target's speech will sound perfectly normal to the listener.
Hispanic-American presumably means US born Hispanic. So people born in the US with ancestry from the Hispanophone world.

Accents vary within regions, so I don't see why it wouldn't be possible for there to be Hispanic-American accents. I wouldn't say there's a set Hispanic-American accent because it varies so much. But there is such a thing.
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Old 01-26-2019, 11:01 PM
 
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I would actually agree- most Hispanics, African Americans- have a common distinct accent. I think it has to do with their surrounding. In whites they can also have accents but different styles- Jewish, Italians, Irish have they’re own touch. For example James Cagney, Al Pacino, chirtopher walken, De Niro, Don rickles etc.. (all raised in tri-state) then there is hipster California liberal transplant accent with is completely separate!
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Old 01-26-2019, 11:03 PM
 
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OP: Do you ever listen to anyone talk?

Weird.
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Old 01-26-2019, 11:18 PM
 
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I would actually agree- most Hispanics, African Americans- have a common distinct accent. I think it has to do with their surrounding. In whites they can also have accents but different styles- Jewish, Italians, Irish have they’re own touch. For example James Cagney, Al Pacino, chirtopher walken, De Niro, Don rickles etc.. (all raised in tri-state) then there is hipster California liberal transplant accent with is completely separate!
Most young white Native New Yorkers don't have much of an accent. That Andrew Dice Clay accent is dying out
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Old 01-26-2019, 11:20 PM
 
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A lot of US born Hispanics do have detectable Hispanic accents but it depends on where they grew up and who they hang out with
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