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Accents and Dialects
What does a new york accent sound like?
April 06, 2009 4:37PM
If a word ends is an "a" they usually pronounce as most people pronounce an "r". Also just the opposite. If a word ends is an "r" they usually pronounce as most people pronounce an "a".
Asked in English Language, Accents and Dialects
What does a Chicago accent sound like to you if you have one?
Sounds like you don't have one It's like telling someone who traveled to Chicago who is in New York with a New York accent telling them "You have a New York accent. Cool" They will be like "What? New York accent?" Then they will say "Well, you have a Chicago accent." Thats me! 👍🏼(me) I will say "What? Chicago accent? Accents? I don't have an accent at all" The people in New York will say "Me neither!"
Asked in New York
What does an upper state New York accent sound like?
Like they're from the "Upper State" of New York. New York state has many many different accents. There is no one "New York accent". I have family from Poughkeepsie New York and they say things like "Tawk" instead of "talk"...."cawfee"/coffee...."Dawg"/dog........but again it all depends on what part of New York you're from. Don't be fooled by the stereotypical "How you doin" New Yorker stuff.
Asked in Animal Life, Friendship
How do you tell someone they are loser without hurting them because they think they can sound like they are from New York but they are from Chicago and they don't have a New York accent?
Who are you to judge whether this person is a loser or not. Just because they try to talk with a New York accent doesn't mean they are a loser, but they just want to fit in. Sometimes when you visit a certain city where the accent is stronger it is quite easy to pick up that accent or the slang that goes with it. Often people from the U.S. or Canada may visit Australia and come home with a bit of an Aussie accent and a few of their sayings and they certainly aren't losers. Accept your friend for who they are and not where they come from.
Asked in Lady Gaga
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.
What is the differenc between American and Canadian accent?
Asked in Bernie Sanders
Does Bernie Sanders have a Brooklyn accent or a Burlington VT accent?
Asked in Drama and Acting
How do you learn a Bronx accent?
if you mean that Italian kind of New York accent, watch the Sopranos a lot Watch the show "King of Queens" the main characters on that show speak a perfect New York accent. Actually Sopranos has more of a Jersey accent than New York, there are subtle differences. Jerseyites say "You's guys" and New Yorkers really don't say it. I wouldn't recommend doing an accent based off of King of Queens. Mostly because a Queens accent and even a standard New York accent aren't the same as a Bronx accent. There is a website called ehow.com and I believe they have samples of people from the Bronx speaking. Great to listen to and pick up some of the accent. You may also want to try getting accent tapes at the library as well as books so you can phonetically mark your script and learn the words in the way they would be spoken as opposed to memorizing and then going back to fix accent. There is a series called "Acting with an Accent" but I believe they only have New York, it's a start! There is also a book called, "A Guide to American Dialects" that gives great pronunciation tips and ways to mark your script.
Asked in Accents and Dialects
If you have a welsh accent and are 15 16 how could you change it to a british accent or a ny accent apparently if you listen to recordings of the accent you can pick it up any sites with recording?
You can slowly hide your accent, but you'll always have a hint of it. This is why people who speak different languages have a hard time pronouncing the language that they're not native to. It takes time, but you can learn to mimick them. Your default will always be the accent you have now and you'll slip into it when you're not paying attention, most likely. If you'd like a New York accent, learn to add 'w's into the middle of your words (cawfee (coffee), cawf (cough),wahter (water), mawl (mall), craws (cross), arange (orange) ). Accents are also about attitude, though, so for a New York accent you'll have to be more blunt and straightforward to pull it off. Just pronouncing water like a New Yorker won't get you a New York accent. When a waitress asks if you want a drink, say somethin like 'Yeah, I just wanna wahta' with your arms on the table, slightly slumped, acting nonchalant.
Can you describe how accents can serve as noise?
When an accent sounds very unpleasant to people, they might well call it a "noise", it all depends on which accents certain people like to hear and which ones they find unpleasant! For example: folks who speak English with a British accent may sound very pleasant to some people whilst other people may find that same accent very unpleasant folks who speak English with an American accent may sound very pleasant to some people whilst other people may find that same accent very unpleasant some native English-speaking people find others who speak English with a French accent very pleasant to listen to whilst other people may find that same accent very unpleasant folks who speak English with a New York accent may sound very pleasant to some people but at the same time may sound very unpleasant to others folks who speak English with a Boston accent may sound very pleasant to some people but at the same time may sound very unpleasant to others do you get the idea..?