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Old 06-28-2018, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Metairie, LA
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Old 06-29-2018, 01:20 AM
 
Location: Phoenix
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New Orleans accent is pretty unique but has some similarities with Brooklyn with a southern twist.
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Old 06-14-2019, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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Do any of you talk like this woman?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=N7vlfaMTBWQ
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Old 07-04-2019, 01:37 PM
 
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^ That is a perfect example.
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Old 07-07-2019, 12:57 AM
 
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Do any of you talk like this woman?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=N7vlfaMTBWQ

Whoa! Chalmette Choimer alert.

"Choimer", you ax. Pernts to dem who can translate.

To be fair however, I know mo folks down da enda Magazine who sound mo Yat den dis goil.

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Old 07-13-2019, 05:46 AM
 
Location: annandale, va & slidell, la
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Are there any characteristics of English as spoken by native New Orleanians that distinguish it from the rest of the US?

I went to school and worked in New Orleans for a couple of years a number of years ago. I remember people calling the "median strip" in the middle of city streets the "neutral ground", which I've never heard elsewhere.

Also, I worked with a woman who pronounced "oil" and "toilet" like "erl" and "terlet".
All regions have a local accent. Ever listen to someone from Minnesota? You are right though; Louisiana has an amazing culture with quaint sayings.
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Old 07-13-2019, 06:38 AM
 
Location: North of Birmingham, AL
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Whoa! Chalmette Choimer alert.

"Choimer", you ax. Pernts to dem who can translate.


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The dance team girls from Andrew Jackson HS and later Chalmette HS? (My wife went to AJ, but wasn't a Chawmuh)
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Old 07-15-2019, 09:06 AM
 
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BTW, my above explanation/statement/opinion is not "racist" at all. It is a factual claim of historical cultural and demographic shifts that have definitively occurred in the City of New Orleans. Language is an integral part of culture....people "dictate" the language that is used, including "slang". In New Orleans, its FOOD as a part of culture, was influenced HEAVILY by inhabitants that spoke French daily and on every corner in every shop. Those people have essentially disappeared and have been replaced by people of a different culture, thus language, thus ways of communicating within the community. French, however, has not really survived intoto, but much of the food (ethnic food/French food) has survived, but that too is slipping away or has been co-opted, diluted, or worse yet, forgotten. If there had been a huge influx of say, RUSSIANS, then you would "hear" more Slavic languages and slang. There is nothing "racist" about admitting the demographic shift of NOLA now becoming a majority Black city centre/proper. That's just a fact and a reality. Again, nothing "racist" about this truth.
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Old 07-20-2019, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Louisiana to Houston to Denver to NOVA
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BTW, my above explanation/statement/opinion is not "racist" at all. It is a factual claim of historical cultural and demographic shifts that have definitively occurred in the City of New Orleans. Language is an integral part of culture....people "dictate" the language that is used, including "slang". In New Orleans, its FOOD as a part of culture, was influenced HEAVILY by inhabitants that spoke French daily and on every corner in every shop. Those people have essentially disappeared and have been replaced by people of a different culture, thus language, thus ways of communicating within the community. French, however, has not really survived intoto, but much of the food (ethnic food/French food) has survived, but that too is slipping away or has been co-opted, diluted, or worse yet, forgotten. If there had been a huge influx of say, RUSSIANS, then you would "hear" more Slavic languages and slang. There is nothing "racist" about admitting the demographic shift of NOLA now becoming a majority Black city centre/proper. That's just a fact and a reality. Again, nothing "racist" about this truth.
What are you talking about?
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Old 08-16-2019, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Honolulu/DMV Area/NYC
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Some of the pronunciations I heard threw me the hell off. Like "oi" became "er," "oil" becoming "erl." It was really bizarre. Note, not everyone spoke this way, but many of the inner city black folks did.
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