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Old 04-21-2009, 09:55 AM
 
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They don't keep it 100% but most of it that you are able to tell that they are Italian. But in the South, they sound like the rest of them, nothing unique.

 
Old 04-21-2009, 09:56 AM
 
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Huh?
 
Old 04-21-2009, 10:08 AM
 
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I am saying this from experience. I've lived in NY, NJ, VT, CT, and in GA, TN, MS so I know what I'm talking about.
 
Old 04-21-2009, 10:26 AM
 
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Most Italians from "Up North" have an NY accent . If you remain to live in NY how would you lose you NY accent ?

That Italian-New York-American accent doesnt come from Italy
 
Old 04-21-2009, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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In portions of New Orleans, where the Irish and Italians also settled and intermingled, the accent is nearly identical to Boston.
 
Old 04-21-2009, 11:38 AM
 
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Most Italians from "Up North" have an NY accent . If you remain to live in NY how would you lose you NY accent ?

That Italian-New York-American accent doesnt come from Italy
Other Italians "up north" have Boston, Chicago, Buffalo, Providence, Rochester accents, e.g., depending which city they are from. This is similar to people confusing the NY accent for a "Jewish" accent.
 
Old 04-21-2009, 11:53 AM
 
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Most Italians from "Up North" have an NY accent . If you remain to live in NY how would you lose you NY accent ?

That Italian-New York-American accent doesnt come from Italy

I've heard from Italians that the NY italian accent is similar to the Italian accent in Italy, basically just another form of it. But considering these italians came 100-200 years ago, it's pretty cool how the accent hasn't changed a whole lot Proud to say I'm probably one of those NY italian accents.
 
Old 04-21-2009, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Soddy Daisy, TN
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My husband is Italian and born in NY...he moved here to TN at 13 yrs old with his dad. You'd never know now that he is from NY or Italian but his dad doesn't sound any different from the time he moved here (people in NY may think different...). We assume it's because he went to school daily with kids and teachers from TN, so he picked up their accents and his dad continued to work with other people who moved here from the same area (the job relocated).
 
Old 04-21-2009, 12:31 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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The General U.S. room isn't the place for this.

See: What is Considered On-Topic Here in General US? What topics belong in the City vs. City subforum? What are the Rules? (and it's conveniently in English, not Italian)
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