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In The Place Where You Live Is There A Dialect?

Tue Apr 30, 2002 2:39 am

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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RE: In The Place Where You Live Is There A Dialect?

Tue Apr 30, 2002 2:43 am

Here in Bay Ridge (Brooklyn), we tend to have a well you know a Italian New Yorker accent.
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RE: In The Place Where You Live Is There A Dialect?

Tue Apr 30, 2002 2:52 am

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!!!
 
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RE: In The Place Where You Live Is There A Dialect?

Tue Apr 30, 2002 3:10 am

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.

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RE: In The Place Where You Live Is There A Dialect?

Tue Apr 30, 2002 3:16 am

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.
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RE: In The Place Where You Live Is There A Dialect?

Tue Apr 30, 2002 3:19 am

Most of my family is Scottish and I only learnt to understand them a few years ago!
 
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RE: In The Place Where You Live Is There A Dialect?

Tue Apr 30, 2002 3:28 am

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.
 
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RE: In The Place Where You Live Is There A Dialect?

Tue Apr 30, 2002 4:18 am

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.
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RE: In The Place Where You Live Is There A Dialect?

Tue Apr 30, 2002 4:39 am

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...
 
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RE: In The Place Where You Live Is There A Dialect?

Tue Apr 30, 2002 5:51 am

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...
 
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RE: In The Place Where You Live Is There A Dialect?

Tue Apr 30, 2002 5:58 am

We speak Tex-Mex here in San Antonio.

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RE: In The Place Where You Live Is There A Dialect?

Tue Apr 30, 2002 6:17 am

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???...
 
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RE: In The Place Where You Live Is There A Dialect?

Tue Apr 30, 2002 6:34 am

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.
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RE: In The Place Where You Live Is There A Dialect?

Tue Apr 30, 2002 7:19 am

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.

 
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RE: In The Place Where You Live Is There A Dialect?

Tue Apr 30, 2002 7:47 am

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.

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people from Liverpool = scouse, btw  Smile
 
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RE: In The Place Where You Live Is There A Dialect?

Tue Apr 30, 2002 7:50 am

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

No real dialect here in YYZ, just Canadian eh.

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RE: In The Place Where You Live Is There A Dialect?

Tue Apr 30, 2002 8:15 am

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RE: In The Place Where You Live Is There A Dialect?

Tue Apr 30, 2002 9:23 am

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.
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RE: In The Place Where You Live Is There A Dialect?

Tue Apr 30, 2002 10:49 am

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!

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RE: In The Place Where You Live Is There A Dialect?

Tue Apr 30, 2002 11:42 am

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.
 
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RE: In The Place Where You Live Is There A Dialect?

Tue Apr 30, 2002 11:56 am

I assure you that where I grew up, there is no "dialect."
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RE: In The Place Where You Live Is There A Dialect?

Tue Apr 30, 2002 12:17 pm

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'.

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RE: In The Place Where You Live Is There A Dialect?

Tue Apr 30, 2002 12:40 pm

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
 
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RE: In The Place Where You Live Is There A Dialect

Tue Apr 30, 2002 1:31 pm

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.

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RE: In The Place Where You Live Is There A Dialect?

Tue Apr 30, 2002 5:01 pm

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
 
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RE: In The Place Where You Live Is There A Dialect?

Tue Apr 30, 2002 6:20 pm

Indeed, BCalDC10. However, the variation in accent and dialect across the UK is weakening. The highly individual Kent accents are dying out, to be replaced by "estuary" English. It is very sad, although Kent did offer one major contribution to the English language. "Yes" is a Kentish word, at a time when most of the country (although it wasn't a country then) were using "Ar" or "Aye" instead.
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RE: In The Place Where You Live Is There A Dialect?

Tue Apr 30, 2002 6:42 pm

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 others, though. Plus some dialects are regarded as a kind of social stigma while others are accepted in society.

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RE: In The Place Where You Live Is There A Dialect?

Tue Apr 30, 2002 7:29 pm

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 the official language of the French kingdom, and was afterwards only reffered to as... French.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

So, no dialect for me  Sad
 
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RE: In The Place Where You Live Is There A Dialect?

Tue Apr 30, 2002 9:19 pm

Remember people that an accent is different from a dialect. Dialects have both different pronoucation and grammer, accents just have different pronoucation. The US just has different accents, well maybe Creole might be a dialect. Jamacian is a dialect of English.

In Atlanta, we have a variety of accents because a big portion of the population is from somewhere else. The southern accent here isn't as prevalent as some people might think. As for me, my mom's accent made my accent sound like a blend of New Yorker and southern.

In Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese is *almost* a dialect of Euro Portuguese. Many Brazilians can't understand Euro Portugese. Some people are debating whether Brazilian should be known as an offical dialect, or even a seperate language. We say things much differently than the Portuguese.
 
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RE: In The Place Where You Live Is There A Dialect?

Tue Apr 30, 2002 10:10 pm

Here in Gozo where I live, Ghawdxi is spoken. It's basically a horrendously distorted version of Maltese  Laugh out loud
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RE: In The Place Where You Live Is There A Dialect?

Tue Apr 30, 2002 11:17 pm


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 under his face so that I knew what he said. On a similar theme, I remember when the Gallagher brothers from Oasis were interviewed on some US TV station, problems were encountered with the phrase "our kid" (or "wor kid" as the Novocastrians might say) and the general pronounciation that they employed. Didn't they have to use subtitles?

Anyway, some people confuse my Mancunian accent with a London one  Wow!

Any of you guys got a book written in dialect? I'm sure I've got one somewhere called "Cheyp at t'price" - poetry written in "Lancastrian".

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RE: In The Place Where You Live Is There A Dialect?

Wed May 01, 2002 4:26 am

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 that the way a person talks does NOT give away their intelligence automatically.
 
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RE: In The Place Where You Live Is There A Dialect?

Wed May 01, 2002 5:26 am

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 NIGGA!" street-ghetto accent, and finally, the "Cowabunga/Gnarly" beach surfer accent Big grin  Smokin cool
 
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RE: In The Place Where You Live Is There A Dialect?

Wed May 01, 2002 12:06 pm

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 the country you're in. The native language is Tagalog and English is widely spoken as well but different provinces have their own dialects, most of which sound nothing like Tagalog or English.
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