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Old 06-09-2010, 10:47 PM
 
Location: Bronx
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From watching that youtube video, it seems like that the jews have the biggest influence on the new york accent.
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Old 06-09-2010, 11:25 PM
 
Location: THE THRONE aka-New York City
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As i've stated before accent in new york depends on ethnicity. A black new yorker sounds different than black people in other parts of the country. There is a newyork puerto rican accent, a new york irish accent, a new york italian accent etc
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Old 06-10-2010, 12:27 AM
 
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And a "bored" accent if you live in Queens because Queens is so boring? That assertion was a bit hard to take (from the video).
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Old 06-10-2010, 01:53 AM
 
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Archie's house was in Corona. Where Did Archie Bunker Live?

Since Queens is such a melting pot, we have lots of accents. But I grew up here and I don't have an accent at all. When I lived outside of NY people couldn't believe I was from here. They all said I spoke like a mid westerner.
Same with me. I grew up in Queens and since my dad was from Arkansas he didn't have the New York accent, and though my mom was born on the Lower East Side she didn't have the accent either. I notice police and firefighters tend to have a NY accent, and people from Long Island have one too. A Brooklyn accent is different from a Queens accent and so on, but as others said it's not as common now since as the generations progress the assimilation process eliminates the accent that was once so common.

My aunt grew up on the Lower East side and has lived there her whole 90 years, and she has a Jewish accent so thick you could cut it with a butter knife. People in the Bronx have accents too, but not necessarily the traditional New York one, though some do. Most have foreign accents, like Spanish, African, Korean, and so on. And then there's the homies who also have New York/home boy accents, plus every other word is the n word with the last syllable pronounced "ah" of course.
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Old 06-10-2010, 04:21 AM
 
Location: Bronx
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You guys should go on youtube abd watch if these knishes can talk. They talk about what ethnic groups shaped the nyc accent over the years.
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Old 06-10-2010, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Talking knishes...oy vey!
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Old 06-10-2010, 06:45 PM
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Location: Queens, NY
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i promise you that ppl from queens and bk do not have different accents.

this topic is/was a class/ethnicity issue.
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Old 09-21-2017, 10:33 PM
 
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i promise you that ppl from queens and bk do not have different accents.

this topic is/was a class/ethnicity issue.
Exactly. Accent varies by ethnicity, class, and subculture, not neighborhood or borough.
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Old 09-21-2017, 10:57 PM
 
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Ed Norton was from Greenpernt.
I am pretty sure he is from the Upper East or West Side, and went to prestigious private school.
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Old 09-21-2017, 11:15 PM
 
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Not really anymore. Maybe with older white city natives, but rarely otherwise.
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