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Old 06-28-2012, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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My niece is Nuyorican, born and raised in Brooklyn. She has absolutely NO accent whatsoever, she sounds like most of the people on the news. Her mother sent her to private school in Brooklyn Heights and I think they discouraged the accent.
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Old 06-28-2012, 10:30 AM
 
Location: USA
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i don't even see why people are still beefing so much
about us having ny accents in the first place. get over
it. maybe the dutch roots of this city have just as
much to do with it too.
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Old 06-28-2012, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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Mehh...you know what I say?


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Old 06-28-2012, 03:47 PM
 
Location: New York
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I know. It's quite sad, because when I first watched Jersey Shore, I kepy wondering what kind of accent they had and to realize it was a NY accent. People around me dont even talk like that, but I'm starting to find that most Long Islanders have thicker NY accents than the Native NYers do.
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Old 06-28-2012, 06:15 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Born and raised in the heart of Brooklyn, but I don't hear anything.:-) I need an objective ear. One time I was talking to a costumer service rep who told me I sounded like Carmela Soprano and it was hot. Lol
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Old 06-29-2012, 12:50 AM
 
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A lot of NYers don't think they have a NY accent but once you leave NY ppl from other states usually know right away where your from. I didn't think I really had a NY accent myself but when I moved down South for a few years I noticed it because I heard how different everybody spoke and because ppl would always ask if I was from NY. Most working class NYers still have a NY accent I hear it all the time whether it's the Italian variation, Jewish, AA, or Puerto Rican.
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Old 06-29-2012, 12:56 AM
 
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What that quote is false a black person from NY sounds way different than blacks from Bmore, LA, and Chicago.
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Old 06-29-2012, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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I am going to California this August, gotta love it when they know exactly where i am from.

Total Brooklyn accent here, as I am a native Brooklynite.....
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Old 07-06-2012, 09:34 AM
 
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no accent here, hell move to texas and you get all the yankee looks when people find out where u from
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