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Old 11-20-2019, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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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
I wasn’t trying to insult them. I thought most Franco-Ontarians spoke “unaccented” English like the other guy.
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Old 11-20-2019, 11:24 AM
 
Location: ottawa, ontario, canada
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I wasn’t trying to insult them. I thought most Franco-Ontarians spoke “unaccented” English like the other guy.
no I did not think you were it was just a general comment, btw I don't detect any hint of a French accent in the other guy
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Old 11-20-2019, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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As different as they sound, both of those accents (when speaking in English) are commonly found among francophones who are native to the Clarence-Rockland area.


The variations among people from the same place can be explained by stuff like family dynamics and differing levels of exposure to English in school, at work, etc.


I would say though that the lady's accent is on its way out as the area becomes increasingly a full-blown Ottawa suburb.


Already once you get maybe 15 minutes east of Rockland to a place like Orleans, there aren't any francophones under 60 who are native to the area and who have strong French accents like that in English.


This is also true of francophones from central Ottawa itself.
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Old 11-22-2019, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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my Quebecois gf drops 'h'-sound whenever she gets a chance.

and she puts the 'h' sounds where it doesn't belong ex acknowledge = hacknowledge

other than that she speaks English quite fluently and her accent isn't too strong.
I guess you could call it the Floating H.
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Old 12-08-2019, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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France or Quebec?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PDqAZbCP7Gg
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Old 12-10-2019, 06:38 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Definitely France. Though this type of Christmas treat is extremely common in Quebec as well. We always have one.
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Old 12-11-2019, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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How about this guy?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nRyNxxg_uZ8
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Old 12-12-2019, 04:45 AM
 
Location: ottawa, ontario, canada
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he is from Montreal, though his accent is French Canadian it is not as "nasal" as some of neighbours in Gatineau/Hull
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Old 12-12-2019, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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he is from Montreal, though his accent is French Canadian it is not as "nasal" as some of neighbours in Gatineau/Hull
Oh no he is totally European French and not Québécois sounding at all. Even if he lives in Montreal.
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Old 03-11-2020, 08:18 PM
 
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Where I grew up in central Georgia, there was a distinction between cot and caught with local southerners. Caught was pronounced something like "cawt", which is similar sounding to the stereotypical pronunciation in the south of "dawg" for dog. However, I notice this distinction less and less, as so many people across the state hail from somewhere else, which influences all dialects.
I don't know if it is the same in Canada? But, America is a highly mobile society. The average American relocates, nearly always to someplace else in America, once every 5 years. Regional accents are slowly disappearing as a result. If you live in Georgia or Alabama, there is a very good chance your neighbor is from Ohio or Texas. In towns where the 4,000 colleges and universities are located, such movement is the norm.

To me, Canadian speech (likely from the area from Ontario through Alberta, is nearly identical to Upper Midwest American speech. There are a few distinct pronunciations for certain words, but people from the Upper Midwest and from central Canada, if they worked on losing a few distinct ways of saying certain words, would have interchangeable speech characteristics. Maybe that is why there are a significant number of Canadian broadcasters working in USA?
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