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Old 03-09-2018, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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This woman is from Quebec City. But to me, she sounds like she could be from Ontario.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vraNFrslnLw
If her last name were spelled “Robichaux”, that would be a name found in south Louisiana.
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Old 03-09-2018, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Arseneau(lt) in Louisiana is Arceneaux.
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Old 04-30-2019, 02:15 AM
 
Location: in my home
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I have long loved the clear, clipped speech of several famous Canadians in the US media. Peter Jennings, Dan Aykroyd; both had/have that excellent elocution that pronounces every vowel and consonant so clear compared to most Americans.
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Old 06-05-2019, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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Is the difference between a continental French accent and the Quebec accent as obvious as the difference in accents between Queen Elizabeth II and Reba McIntire?

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Old 06-05-2019, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Is the difference between a continental French accent and the Quebec accent as obvious as the difference between Queen Elizabeth II and Reba McIntire?
You might say that.
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Old 06-05-2019, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Is the difference between a continental French accent and the Quebec accent as obvious as the difference in accents between Queen Elizabeth II and Reba McIntire?
Not just the accents but certain words and phrases.

There are differences in accents within France and Quebec as well.
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Old 06-15-2019, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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I can understand Quebecois people speaking English better than I can some local people.
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Old 07-08-2019, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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This woman speaking for the English School Board in Montreal actually soinds like a native Francophone to me.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZv33bHG8cg
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Old 11-19-2019, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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I wonder if these folks live on opposite sides of the Ottawa River.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=I55hCTJq93s
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Old 11-20-2019, 06:00 AM
 
Location: ottawa, ontario, canada
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I wonder if these folks live on opposite sides of the Ottawa River.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=I55hCTJq93s
nope Clarence and Rockland is 20 km away from me, in Ontario. We have a lot of Franco Ontarians in Eastern Ontario, I would say 50% plus, certainly her accent is typical for the region....by the way Franco Ontarians are very proud of their heritage and culture and to confuse them with Quebecers, to them, is an insult
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