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Old 04-15-2009, 07:41 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Anyone know any clips of black people speaking with a NY accent? Most of the blacks from there on TV seem to speak standard southern sounding AAVE.
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Old 04-15-2009, 08:39 AM
 
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^^Yeah, when I went to Queens, the blacks there didn't sound too much different from here.
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Old 04-15-2009, 10:20 AM
 
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Here's an example of how some talk in my area:
YouTube - CONDITION OF BLACKS IN SYRACUSE NY
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Old 05-26-2012, 05:27 PM
 
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You're not disagreeing with me. That's what I said.

For many whites, southern accents die out south of Ocala. However, AA's tend to have southern accents no matter what part of the state they live in (Miami, Tampa, Fort Myers, included).
Yeah a lot of people not familiar with Black Miami ask me why I have a Southern accent and that I don't have a Miami accent, and where do I get it from. I am Black but not of African American background but I grew up with southern African Americans in NW Miami-Dade and I was really influenced by the old African Americans there so I developed a strong Southern accent. People often ask me if I'm from Georgia or the Carolinas, even Black Miamians and Black South Floridians themselves.
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Old 05-26-2012, 07:21 PM
 
Location: IN
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African Americans in Boston tend to have a more neutral or New England accent.
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Old 05-26-2012, 09:46 PM
 
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An interesting aside: In the working class parts of Fort Wayne, you can find whites who speak a watered down form of AAVE, either because they live in an area of people whose ancestors were predominantly Southern, or because they grew up around and went to school with blacks who retained their Southern accents (likely the latter).

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Joel Kinnaman, the Swedish actor playing Stephen Holder on AMC's The Killing, based his character's speech/accent on the speech patterns of the black friends he made in Texas during his student exchange experience back in the mid-1990's.


Stephen Holder: Inside The Killing - YouTube
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Old 05-26-2012, 09:48 PM
 
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You're not disagreeing with me. That's what I said.

For many whites, southern accents die out south of Ocala. However, AA's tend to have southern accents no matter what part of the state they live in (Miami, Tampa, Fort Myers, included).
This.
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Old 05-27-2012, 01:45 PM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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Joel Kinnaman, the Swedish actor playing Stephen Holder on AMC's The Killing, based his character's speech/accent on the speech patterns of the black friends he made in Texas during his student exchange experience back in the mid-1990's.


Stephen Holder: Inside The Killing - YouTube
I read that article and it mentions that he lived somewhere near Austin, in the "desert". That sounds like somewhere in western Texas, which makes sense, as he doesn't sound one bit like most black Texans in the eastern half of the state, who have notably more southern accents.
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Old 05-27-2012, 06:36 PM
 
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I read that article and it mentions that he lived somewhere near Austin, in the "desert". That sounds like somewhere in western Texas, which makes sense, as he doesn't sound one bit like most black Texans in the eastern half of the state, who have notably more southern accents.
You should contact him and tell him your thoughts on this.
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Old 05-27-2012, 07:16 PM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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You should contact him and tell him your thoughts on this.
Gimme his number and I will.
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