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Old 09-06-2020, 06:58 AM
 
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We agree on this, and I have mentioned that several times here on CD. My dispute is with people who argue that the accent is the same or so close to being the same, that I couldn't possibly hear the difference.

Pasta is another giveaway.
And usually pr-ah-ject vs pr-oh-ject.

I left Canada over 25 years ago, my brother still lives there. I’ve purposefully changed my accent. I would challenge anyone to listen to both of us and say it’s “the same”.
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Old 11-17-2020, 11:59 AM
 
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Do these people talk different than they do in Montreal?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfoWvvoBqnY&t=175s
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Old 11-17-2020, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Do these people talk different than they do in Montreal?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfoWvvoBqnY&t=175s
Well for starters the reporter is obviously not from there. Though she does have a very charming (Latin American?) accent.

Lots of media types in small francophone communities outside Quebec are "imported" from Quebec or are people who speak French from other parts of the world. Most of them move on eventually but on the odd occasion some of them stay and put down roots. (Usually if they shack up with a local.)

As for the two locals a Montrealer could definitely understand both of them. The first one spoke more standard French (actually flawlessly) whereas the second had more anglicisms and colloquialisms. Still pretty easy to understand for someone from Quebec.

Though the accent is very different.

Of course these guys were putting on their best in front of the camera. Not sure that if I eavesdropped on a bunch of fishermen at the town wharf if they'd be that easy to understand.
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Old 11-19-2020, 08:26 PM
 
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Well for starters the reporter is obviously not from there. Though she does have a very charming (Latin American?) accent.

Lots of media types in small francophone communities outside Quebec are "imported" from Quebec or are people who speak French from other parts of the world. Most of them move on eventually but on the odd occasion some of them stay and put down roots. (Usually if they shack up with a local.)

As for the two locals a Montrealer could definitely understand both of them. The first one spoke more standard French (actually flawlessly) whereas the second had more anglicisms and colloquialisms. Still pretty easy to understand for someone from Quebec.

Though the accent is very different.

Of course these guys were putting on their best in front of the camera. Not sure that if I eavesdropped on a bunch of fishermen at the town wharf if they'd be that easy to understand.

Have you ever been to Cheticamp acajack? I have been through there several times, It's beautiful on that side of the island.
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Old 11-19-2020, 09:14 PM
 
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Do these people talk different than Canadian Francophones?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CA1AjcbH_8
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Old 11-20-2020, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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It's totally different. Much closer to Euro-French.
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Old 01-26-2021, 07:14 PM
 
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Does going to Florida really help your English?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUFhhEG7HQ4
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Old 03-09-2021, 11:45 AM
 
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So something I've wondered for a while now, and I guess this is the right place to ask...

It's seemingly rarely remarked upon outside of academic publications, but research consistently shows Acadian French in NB undergoing strong Quebec-ization, mostly in the North and, to a lesser extent, among young speakers in Moncton/Dieppe (where so many northerners have moved to) but slowly spreading to other areas of NB as well. I myself am not francophone and really not great at differentiating the various accents. Basically, I'm curious to know how thorough that process has been at this point in time, but can't really tell.

Here are three Acadian speakers from northern New Brunswick:

Speaker 1





(sound in this one is bad, but it's a very informal video, so probably a better showcase)


Speaker 2





Speaker 3





I can recognize the super obvious, old school Acadian accents from the southern half of New Brunswick, (like those of the other two girls in the first two videos), PEI, Cape Breton, and of course the even more distinctive accents from SW Nova Scotia...






...but I'm too tone-deaf for anything more subtle. My question is, could the young northern speakers in the videos be pegged as Acadian from their speech (without relying on clues like the frequency of English borrowings) by Quebeckers and by other Acadians? And if so, what features of their accents would tip people off?
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Old 03-11-2021, 10:24 AM
 
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Do Acadians speak English with an accent?
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Old 03-11-2021, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Does going to Florida really help your English?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUFhhEG7HQ4
Her English is better than I thought. First time I've ever heard her speak the language.
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