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Old 02-19-2018, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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That lady is almost indistinguishable from an average non-aboriginal anglophone Canadian.

The guy I would identify as aboriginal right away.
Yes, that was my point
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Old 02-22-2018, 12:02 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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This soft monotone sound is also common among natives in the US.
I have noticed that, in my area, subdued speech is more characteristic of Navajo (Athabascan speakers) than Tewa and other Puebloans (Tanoan and Keresan speakers).

Also, it seems many Native Americans in New Mexico sound a bit more exhuberant in their native language than in English. But not much.
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Old 02-22-2018, 02:48 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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I have noticed that, in my area, subdued speech is more characteristic of Navajo (Athabascan speakers) than Tewa and other Puebloans (Tanoan and Keresan speakers).

Also, it seems many Native Americans in New Mexico sound a bit more exhuberant in their native language than in English. But not much.
I think I've noticed this with the Navajo as well as the Kumeyaay (koo-mee-eye) in the San Diego area.
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