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Old 09-20-2008, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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SI has a strong NY accent.
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Old 09-20-2008, 07:48 PM
 
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I don't think it's gone. When I leave NY, everyone knows I'm from NY, especially when I say certain words: Talk, water, coffee,saw, etc. I think if you're from NY, you have an accent.

Also, like I said in another post, if you're from Staten Island, or Queens, or BK, or BX, or LI, it will sound different. Maybe it's not as strong as a presence in Manhattan because many people are transplants, but it's there.
Most people dont know this. There is a huge difference between Bronx/Westchester accents and Brooklyn/Queens/SI/LI accents. I dont know what it is exactly, but I can always tell. A Manhattanite would never pick up a difference. Neither would someone from NJ or Ohio. Youd have to grow up around the accent to know
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Old 09-20-2008, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Queens
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Most people dont know this. There is a huge difference between Bronx/Westchester accents and Brooklyn/Queens/SI/LI accents. I dont know what it is exactly, but I can always tell. A Manhattanite would never pick up a difference. Neither would someone from NJ or Ohio. Youd have to grow up around the accent to know
Yupyup. I hear ya.
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Old 09-21-2008, 08:22 AM
 
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^^The Bronx/Westchester accent sounds closer to the Boston accent than the Brooklyn/Queens/Staten Island accent does. That's the only way that I know how to describe it.
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Old 09-21-2008, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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There is no difference between a Bronx and Brooklyn accent.

For example, Bugs Bunny is said to have a Bronx accent, but what separates it from a Brooklyn accent?
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Old 09-21-2008, 11:57 AM
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Bronx accent? Tomater, potater, soder for Tomato, potato, soda etc. You won't hear that in Brooklyn.
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Old 09-21-2008, 01:17 PM
 
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There is no difference between a Bronx and Brooklyn accent.

For example, Bugs Bunny is said to have a Bronx accent, but what separates it from a Brooklyn accent?
Bugs Bunny sounds like he could be from Rhode Island or MA near Boston, and this is closer to a Bronx accent than a Brooklyn/Queens/Staten Island accent. I pick up on this after having lived in both Boston and here.
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Old 09-21-2008, 01:54 PM
 
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Does each ethnic group in the city have a different accent, this is what I had heard before. That the old school Italians, Irish, Jewish, etc. have different types of accents, is his true anymore?
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Old 09-21-2008, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Bugs Bunny sounds like he could be from Rhode Island or MA near Boston, and this is closer to a Bronx accent than a Brooklyn/Queens/Staten Island accent. I pick up on this after having lived in both Boston and here.
No such thing.


Finally, it is worth noting that despite common references to "a Bronx accent," or "a Brooklyn accent," no published study has found any feature that varies internally beyond local names. Impressions that the dialect varies geographically may be a byproduct of class and/or ethnic variation.

New York dialect - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 09-21-2008, 02:28 PM
 
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Bugs Bunny sounds like he could be from Rhode Island or MA near Boston, and this is closer to a Bronx accent than a Brooklyn/Queens/Staten Island accent. I pick up on this after having lived in both Boston and here.
I went to college in Massachusetts. There is NO mistaking Mel Blanc's Bugs Bunny's speech pattern for one of a resident of New England. It's New York - completely.
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