Is the Boston accent a decendant of the English accent?
The Boston accent is similar to that of the English accent in London, but the words and dialects are different. It is the same accent that was spoken in Boston during the American Revolutionary War , when Massachusetts was one of the original British Colonies. And, is pretty much still spoken today. ...
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What actors and actresses appeared in How to Do a Boston Accent - 2013?
The cast of How to Do a Boston Accent - 2013 includes: Andy Gilleo as Kid with Calf Tattoo ...
Asked in Rhode Island
Do people from Rhode Island have an accent?
Yes, as one might expect from geography, it is similar to the Boston accent, but with some differences. Like the Boston accent, it is non-rhotic (the 'r' in many words is almost silent). Unlike the Boston accent, there is (sometimes) an emphasis on the 'aw' sound ("Prawvidence"). When people from RI travel to Maine, their accent is perceived to be closer to that of Brooklyn or New Jersey. Of course, when they travel south or west of Pennsylvania, it's just perceived as...
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Do people in Salem Massachusetts speak with a Boston accent?
Yes, most of eastern Massachusetts, and southern New Hampshire have what is known as a Boston accent. But it's not as thick as most people think. The town of Billerica does have a thick accent though. Sometimes you here the 'r' sometimes you don't. ...
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Did Benjamin Franklin speak with a British accent?
No. While he did live in London for a while, he was born in Boston.
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Why do some little kids speak with New Jersey accent?
Well, if they are from New Jersey or have close influences (parents, teachers, relatives, ect.) who have such an accent, then the little kid is likely just to pick it up as they learn to speak. Otherwise, if there is a speech impediment, some words or sounds may come out a bit off-sounding, giving hte sense that there is an accent behind them. _________________________________________________________________ Different answer: There is no such thing as a New Jersey accent. I hate it when people think that. theres a...
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Does Lady Gaga have a accent?
Every English-speaker in the world has an accent of some kind, be it that of New York, Boston, Edinburgh, London, Dublin or Cape Town. Lady Gaga's accent is a fairly neutral New York when she speaks but when she's singing she does affect another way of pronouncing various words to create her own signature sound. ...
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Why dont Americans have an accent?
Americans have an accent known as the American accent. People who do not have the accent hear it, but to someone that has the accent it can not be heard because they are used to speaking it. British people do not have an accent but to Americans and other countries they do for example. ...
What is the difference between a Russian accent and a Romanian accent?
Russian accent is slavic based, Romanian accent is Latin based
Why does the Sunderland and Newcastle accent sound the same as Glaswegian accent?
It doesn't. A Glasgow accent is totally different from a 'Geordie' accent. ...