U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Covid-19 Information Page
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
 
Old 04-21-2009, 10:55 AM
 
69 posts, read 224,609 times
Reputation: 94

Advertisements

They don't keep it 100% but most of it that you are able to tell that they are Italian. But in the South, they sound like the rest of them, nothing unique.
Rate this post positively

 
Old 04-21-2009, 10:56 AM
 
76 posts, read 191,970 times
Reputation: 68
Huh?
Rate this post positively
 
Old 04-21-2009, 11:08 AM
 
69 posts, read 224,609 times
Reputation: 94
I am saying this from experience. I've lived in NY, NJ, VT, CT, and in GA, TN, MS so I know what I'm talking about.
Rate this post positively
 
Old 04-21-2009, 11:26 AM
 
163 posts, read 455,220 times
Reputation: 74
Most Italians from "Up North" have an NY accent . If you remain to live in NY how would you lose you NY accent ?

That Italian-New York-American accent doesnt come from Italy
Rate this post positively
 
Old 04-21-2009, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
1,305 posts, read 3,222,318 times
Reputation: 1181
In portions of New Orleans, where the Irish and Italians also settled and intermingled, the accent is nearly identical to Boston.
Rate this post positively
 
Old 04-21-2009, 12:38 PM
 
6,146 posts, read 14,788,418 times
Reputation: 3842
Quote:
Originally Posted by 9TheCityOfAngeles9 View Post
Most Italians from "Up North" have an NY accent . If you remain to live in NY how would you lose you NY accent ?

That Italian-New York-American accent doesnt come from Italy
Other Italians "up north" have Boston, Chicago, Buffalo, Providence, Rochester accents, e.g., depending which city they are from. This is similar to people confusing the NY accent for a "Jewish" accent.
Rate this post positively
 
Old 04-21-2009, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
8,900 posts, read 14,061,878 times
Reputation: 1819
Quote:
Originally Posted by 9TheCityOfAngeles9 View Post
Most Italians from "Up North" have an NY accent . If you remain to live in NY how would you lose you NY accent ?

That Italian-New York-American accent doesnt come from Italy

I've heard from Italians that the NY italian accent is similar to the Italian accent in Italy, basically just another form of it. But considering these italians came 100-200 years ago, it's pretty cool how the accent hasn't changed a whole lot Proud to say I'm probably one of those NY italian accents.
Rate this post positively
 
Old 04-21-2009, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Soddy Daisy, TN
50 posts, read 123,954 times
Reputation: 60
My husband is Italian and born in NY...he moved here to TN at 13 yrs old with his dad. You'd never know now that he is from NY or Italian but his dad doesn't sound any different from the time he moved here (people in NY may think different...). We assume it's because he went to school daily with kids and teachers from TN, so he picked up their accents and his dad continued to work with other people who moved here from the same area (the job relocated).
Rate this post positively
 
Old 04-21-2009, 01:31 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
9,188 posts, read 31,278,635 times
Reputation: 5196
The General U.S. room isn't the place for this.

See: //www.city-data.com/forum/gener...eneral-us.html (and it's conveniently in English, not Italian)
Rate this post positively
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.



All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2021, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top