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Old 12-10-2009, 10:18 AM
 
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Those of you who've seen The Princess and The Frog, do you agree with Ray Nagin saying they've got the accents correct?

I doubt anybody knows how exactly the people in New Orleans spoke in 1920's, but perhaps some of you can still remember your grandparents' accents.
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Old 12-10-2009, 10:22 AM
 
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Thumbs down Schietsynchronisation!!

And I hate the fact that they dub the movie here.
Most of the nuances for which the accents play an important role are lost.
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Old 12-10-2009, 11:47 AM
 
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Interesting question! Years ago, I had a professor who was born and raised in New Orleans. I remember him telling us that accents actually varied neighborhood by neighborhood within the city. He was from a place called "Irish Village" (not it, but something like that) and said the people there spoke with an accent very similar to Brooklyn's.
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Old 12-10-2009, 12:33 PM
 
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The Irish Channel??
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Old 12-10-2009, 12:50 PM
 
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Even in the late 1950s, when I went to college there and stayed, you could tell where someone lived by the acent. Yats, Frats, Da PArish, as we referred to them. Then there were the nuances between more or less educated people in the same area.
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Old 12-11-2009, 10:37 AM
 
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The Irish Channel??
That's it!
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Old 12-11-2009, 10:41 AM
 
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Even in the late 1950s, when I went to college there and stayed, you could tell where someone lived by the acent. Yats, Frats, Da PArish, as we referred to them. Then there were the nuances between more or less educated people in the same area.
One of New Orleans' many charms! Everything is so local, practically right down to the block! I suspect that has fallen apart somewhat in recent years, tho. Still, by far, NOLA is the South's least homogenous cities, by far.
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Old 12-11-2009, 11:00 AM
 
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Interesting question! Years ago, I had a professor who was born and raised in New Orleans. I remember him telling us that accents actually varied neighborhood by neighborhood within the city. He was from a place called "Irish Village" (not it, but something like that) and said the people there spoke with an accent very similar to Brooklyn's.
I got current Brooklyn friends that have that a similar accents to that of New Orleans. This difference is the southern drawl. People up north tend to talk faster than we do
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Old 12-12-2009, 10:54 AM
 
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I always thought of it as Brooklyn style plus y'all (not you guys or yous)
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Old 12-12-2009, 11:15 AM
 
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My Mothers family is from New Orleans . I well remember the accents all right . And some of them did talk fast . No southern drawl there .
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