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Old 01-02-2013, 08:07 AM
 
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Wow, a thread resurrected from the depths.

Fun reading. I agree, a Long Island accent is more like that of NY City or NJ, not CT or RI.
People from the eastern end of Suffolk Co., Long Island don't typically have a "NY" accent. That Lun Guyland accent fades quickly once you get about 50 miles east of the City.
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:28 AM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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People from the eastern end of Suffolk Co., Long Island don't typically have a "NY" accent. That Lun Guyland accent fades quickly once you get about 50 miles east of the City.
Interesting. I've never been to the eastern end so I was just assuming. Lun Guyland? OH! Long Island! LOL
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Old 12-24-2013, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Hamburg, NY
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People from the eastern end of Suffolk Co., Long Island don't typically have a "NY" accent. That Lun Guyland accent fades quickly once you get about 50 miles east of the City.
The East end has a very slight New England sound to their speech compared to the rest of Long Island, it may not be very noticeable to most people though.

My wife's cousin grew up on Shelter Island and has it.
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Old 12-24-2013, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Shaw.
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Wow, good stuff. great post. Looks like the only place in the US that speaks "American" is Iowa/Nebraska lol.
It's the only place where it's the local accent. "General American" is also what it sounds like when Americans have lost the regional accent (more common in suburbia).

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This map cannot be right. It seems to suggest that people in parts of Mich, Wisc, Ill and eastern Iowa have a similar dialect to most of New york state and even part of New Jersey. I have been out east and i can tell you thier accents are VERY different than a midwest accent. Ive never noticed that people in Ohio have that many different accents their either.
The map can be a bit hard to read. You have to check all the other dotted and solid lines. Things are more subdivided than that.
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