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In The Place Where You Live Is There A Dialect?  
User currently offlineF.pier From Italy, joined Aug 2000, 1524 posts, RR: 9
Posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1973 times:

I live in Brescia and here we have a dialect. It's a mixture between French and German, 80% French and 20% German, quite different from Italian.

Italy has a lot of dialects.

I can perfectly speak and understand Brescian dialect which is quite common here (everybody speaks Italian of course).

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User currently offlineBruno From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 853 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1955 times:

Here in Bay Ridge (Brooklyn), we tend to have a well you know a Italian New Yorker accent.


I support the women’s movement up and down!
User currently offline777kicksass From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2000, 668 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1947 times:

I wouldn't call them dialects but I would say that the UK has the most different accents! There is:

Cockney
Scottish
Welsh
Irish
Brummie
Geordie
Devon farmer talk
Yorkshire talk
People from Liverpool

!!!! I may have missed something out just let us know!

I think it must be hard for foreigners!!!


User currently offlineRogueTrader From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1937 times:

I have to agree that the UK has many dialects that are difficult for me to understand. I've had entire conversations with Scotts (in English) where I've not understood any word the other person was saying.

There is starting to be kind of a generic 'mid-western' American accent that journalists supposedly use and is I guess common in most large American cities and where I live. People from other parts of the country often say we have expressions that are a little different, but I think the accent is largely gone. Although not very far away in smaller towns, the accents are still strong.

kind regards,

RogueTrader


User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1933 times:

You are not alone in being unable to understand the Scots, RogueTrader. A lot of the time us English can't understand them either. I've usually told them that this doesn't bother me because what they say doesn't make much sense anyway. From that point it is amazing how quickly and easily they are usually able to get their point across. Of course, I need to refine this technique as the scarring on my face is beginning to become very noticeable.


She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offline777kicksass From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2000, 668 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1927 times:

Most of my family is Scottish and I only learnt to understand them a few years ago!

User currently offlineOO-VEG From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 1111 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1923 times:

The Netherlands has some dialects. The province Friesland has a dialect but I don't know that much about that dialect. Also the province Limburg has it's own dialect which is a combination of Dutch, German and a bit French. Each town/city has it's own dialect which and you can't really speak of 1 common dialect for Limburg. Cities closeby the Belgium border where they speak French sound different from the towns nearby the German border (on the German side the dialect looks very much like the dialect at the Dutch side of the border).
And also the North/South difference is quite large. The more to the North you get, the more it looks like Dutch.
I can understand most of the dialect but in some regions it is very hard to understand as they use a strange vocabulary.

Other parts of the country have more of accent but you can't really call it a dialect.


User currently offline174thfwff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1910 times:

Yes check out New York State sometime.
If you go to Northern NY you get Canadian accents, lower NY you get the classic New York City accent, and Central New York you get no accent.


User currently offlinePendrilsaint From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 685 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1902 times:

Im from Western North Carolina , most of the people here have a southern/mountain accent...its not quite as drawled out as the other southern accents and tends to have harsher tones. Also the word You'ns is used instead of Y'all. I dont use the words=P But I do have a slight Georgian/Texan accent...but its not very thick...

User currently offlineScorpio From Belgium, joined Oct 2001, 5037 posts, RR: 44
Reply 9, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1888 times:

In Flanders, there's a huge variation of dialects. Every city and province has its own dialect, and sometimes it's very hard to understand people who only live about 100 miles away from you, because their dialect is so different. If someone in the western part of the country (West-Vlaanderen) speaks to me in their dialect, it's almost impossible to understand for me. Because of this difference, people who speak their dialect on TV are more and more subtitled...

User currently offlineTechRep From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1885 times:

We speak Tex-Mex here in San Antonio.

Techrep


User currently offlineHurricane From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1444 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1879 times:

Hmmm...Raleigh, NC...Redneckville...What do you think? As Pendrilsaint said, most locals down here have a very heavy southern accent. (We, however, say y'all more than you'ns) It's kinda funny 'round here, you get accents from everywhere. Of course the thick suth'rn drawl, but then you get the New Yawk/Yankee/Boston accent from all of the relocated northerners. And then there is the Hispanic accent. NC has really become a melting pot of alot of different nationalities/regionalities, so we get alot of accents here. All of my northern/midwestern friends and relatives say I have a pretty bad southern drawl, but all of my relatives/friends down south say they can't even hear it. I figure it is somewhere in the middle...Oh, why can't I have a normal accent???...

User currently offlineInbound From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Sep 2001, 851 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1877 times:

I live in trinidad/caribbean.

one hell of a combination here.
national language is English because we were a british colony,
but we have Dutch, Spanish, French, African, East Indian and Middle Eastern twists to the dialects here....

quite unique.



Maintain own separation with terrain!
User currently offlineMcdougald From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1867 times:

There are different accents within Canada. When I briefly lived in Ontario a few years ago, having grown up in Manitoba, I was told at least twice that I spoke with an accent. Newfoundlanders have a powerful accent of their own, totally distinct from anything else. So do many people who have been fluently bilingual from an early age, but raised in French-speaking families.



User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 14, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1864 times:

The majority of people here don't have much accent at all. People who have lived here for a long time sound very bristolian, whereas I and some others are sort of posh slang...

Its kinda odd, but I feel awkward when talking to Americans, because their accent is so much more flowing.

Ah well.

Dan  Smile

people from Liverpool = scouse, btw  Smile


User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16307 posts, RR: 56
Reply 15, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1862 times:

YYZ and BUF are only 90 minutes drive apart but have diff accents.

No real dialect here in YYZ, just Canadian eh.




Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineKL713 From Netherlands, joined Aug 2001, 771 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1856 times:

Amsterdams, ouwe.....in deze regio Amsterdams.... Big grin


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User currently offlineTNboy From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 1131 posts, RR: 19
Reply 17, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1843 times:

Queenslanders tend to speak a bit differently to other Australians, ay! You can quite often pick a Queenslander when they talk, but otherwise we're all much the same. Nowhere near the difference between northern and southern Americans for example, and nothing like the regional differences in Britain. The big difference is probably between rural and city people, but more in the pace of speech than anything else, but guess that's much the same everywhere. Norfolk island has a very definite dialect, almost a different language.
cheers
Bill



"...every aircraft is subtly different.."
User currently offlineBlink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5482 posts, RR: 15
Reply 18, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1837 times:

I live in a place with the traditional american accent, and then you have the Rednecks with accents I cannot understand one bit. Meanwhile, people have said I sound Canadian.

As for England, I do have little trouble understanding their accent, especially if they are speaking a little bit faster. I love the accent, but I can't understand it sometimes!

blink



Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
User currently offlineEWRvirgin From United States of America, joined May 2001, 358 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1827 times:

Its kinda odd, but I feel awkward when talking to Americans, because their accent is so much more flowing

That's funny, I feel awkward when talking to Britons.


User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6305 posts, RR: 33
Reply 20, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1820 times:

I assure you that where I grew up, there is no "dialect."
On that note I'm fixing to go down ta' the crick and draw some water so's I can red up the house a touch.



Damn, this website is getting worse daily.
User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 21, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1816 times:

Oh yeah! I live in Boston and we have one of the most recognizable accents in America. It's a remnant from all the British and Irish settlers. A true Boston accent will erase "r"s from the ends of words and replace them with an "ah" sound, like "car" becomes "cah". A popular phrase is "I pahked the cah in Hahvahd yahd." We also will take those dropped "r"s and put them where they don't belong, like at the end of a word that ends in a vowel when the following word starts with a vowel as well. "I hee-ah Florider is nice this time yee-ah." One exception that almost always carries an "r" regardless of the following word. That word is "idea" which almost always is pronounced as "i-dear".

These days, thanks to television and radio having said what a "correct" American accent is supposed to sound like, there is a homogenization of the accents in this country, and unique accents like that in Boston are slowly dissapearing. More of my generation (myself included) do not speak with an accent that say my parents'.

LH423



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User currently offlineDigitalone From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 137 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1812 times:

I know Norway was several dialects, depending on which area you come from (North, South, East or West). The strange this is that some of the Norwegians from my school find it easier to understand the Swedes and Danes, but more difficult to understand a fellow Norwegian from the North...go figure  Smile

User currently offlineShawn Patrick From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2608 posts, RR: 16
Reply 23, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1810 times:

Yeah LH423 I know what the Boston accent is like! I love it! Also, store=stowah and floor=flowah. Sort of accented on "sto" and "flo". It cracks me up every time I hear these words!

Well, I live in Colorado and here we speak pure, nonaccented English. However, to my family who lives in New York, they think I talk really wierd! tomato=tomato, not tomaytah, water=water, not wooter.

hehe!


User currently offlineBCal DC10 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 722 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1795 times:

UK accents go a lot more local than that!
I'm from Lancashire, and people tell me I have a "Preston" accent (which horrifies me, but kinda true - Lytham) whereas I can spot someone from East Lancs such as Burnley or Colne quite easily. You also have a Mancunian accent, and a Scouse accent. I'm sure my online friends from the Manchester/Preston area will confirm, or otherwise.

I can also spot someone from Leeds as opposed to someone from the East Ridings or Sheffield in Yorkshire.

In London you have Cockney, Norf London (Arsenal esque) kind of accent, and also, from my days of living sarf of the rivva, someone sarf landon.

I can (usually) spot the difference between someone from Glasgow and Edinburgh, but not the rest of Scotland. Wales and Northern Ireland I wouldn't know if they have regional dialects within them.

I still think the Brummie is the worlds worst. I used to live there and it rubbed off onto me very badly. Up the Villlaaaa!  Big grin


25 Banco : Indeed, BCalDC10. However, the variation in accent and dialect across the UK is weakening. The highly individual Kent accents are dying out, to be rep
26 Post contains images Airsicknessbag : Definitely, every German region except the Hanover area has it´s own dialect. In some regions their respective dialect is used more widely than in ot
27 Post contains images 707CMF : I grew up in Paris, where there used to be a dialect, a log time ago, called "Francien" which by edict of king Francois 1st at Villers Cotteret became
28 Hartsfieldboy : Remember people that an accent is different from a dialect. Dialects have both different pronoucation and grammer, accents just have different pronouc
29 Post contains images Turbolet : Here in Gozo where I live, Ghawdxi is spoken. It's basically a horrendously distorted version of Maltese -turbolet
30 Post contains images David_itl : There are at least 2 Mancunian accents as for a large part of summer 1992, I worked with a Northern Mancunian and wished that there were subtitles un
31 Pendrilsaint : What I cant stand is how people are classed upon their accents. Like the person above who said that "rednecks" talked a certain way. Let it be said th
32 Post contains images Leftseat86 : Where I lived , in Los Angeles, we had the "Whatever!" valley girl accent, which I am accustomed to, the "Whas up ese" latino dialect, the "DHAMN NIGG
33 Trickijedi : Well I don't live in the Philippines anymore but from what I know about the country, they have something like 1,000 dialects depending on what part of
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