Does anyone like the New York and New Jersey accent?

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20 Sep 2017, 1:21 pm

...I'm from Westcheser County, which is immediaely to the north of NYC, so I have a New York area accent.
Actually, I guess a " NY accent " can go considerably further upstate into Nrw York State. there's someone I know from out here, in Santa Cruz, CA, who has a definite New York accent...but he's from more upstate, Syracuse or something like that...But he does have the accent, he noticed it in me too, when we're around each other I sorta get more fast-talking and " Noo Yawk "-esque :) ...........Um, anyway. So...how's your mom, Ed :P :wink:?


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21 Sep 2017, 7:45 am

In truth, the true New York accent doesn't extend that far upstate---not even far beyond Mount Vernon.

It exists in some localities in New Jersey just west of the Hudson, and in a considerable portion of Long Island.

If one goes even into northern Westchester and Rockland county, it becomes uncommon. In Orange and Dutchess Counties, it hardly even exists except among people born in NYC.

The Buffalo/Rochester/Syracuse accent is different. It might sound a little "Noo Yawk" but it really isn't. Read up on what is called the "Northern Cities Shift."



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21 Sep 2017, 2:20 pm

...I suppose you've read on this - I spent years 1-6 in White Plains, then 6-18 in Chappaqua, which I consider my home town, then NY times 18-on were in Croton-On-Hudson/Krugers - all north of " Money-Earnin' Mount Vernon " (Do you remember that 80s. NY hip-hop radio DJ named Mr. Magic, KK? :) ); he supposed, not pausing to look at a map (And lose the letter he was writing on this phone if he did, I should say.). Someone who was a traveling musician once told me I sounded like someone who grew up within a 50 mile radius of NYC...which I did! :P




ekortie"]In truth, the true New York accent doesn't extend that far upstate---not even far beyond Mount Vernon.

It exists in some localities in New Jersey just west of the Hudson, and in a considerable portion of Long Island.

If one goes even into northern Westchester and Rockland county, it becomes uncommon. In Orange and Dutchess Counties, it hardly even exists except among people born in NYC.

The Buffalo/Rochester/Syracuse accent is different. It might sound a little "Noo Yawk" but it really isn't. Read up on what is called the "Northern Cities Shift."[/quote]


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Renal kidney failure . Congestive heart failure . COPD in lungs .
Walk with crutch , . Only two teeth , 5&1/2 toes , haven't had prescription glasses in so many years , no passport , no bank account...Wounds post-my last amputation that still haven't healed...If only I could rest and get some treatment!
I'd like to go back to college SO much<sob> - but making the applications would take help (not financial) which people have not been willing to give me:-(.
So many things stolen/otherwise disappeared from me , having to replace them over & over , spending my money to do that:-( .
SEVEN HUNDRED DOLLARS (in fact, more than that.) stolen & taken from me in these last months:-(.


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23 Sep 2017, 9:18 pm

Yankee accents make my heart melt, it is the voice of angels :heart:



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23 Sep 2017, 9:53 pm

...When I first wrote saying I sounded " Noo Yawk "-ish I did think I was naybe exaggerating a touch...I can talk FAST! :)
I kind of think the movie " New York " accent is more an ethnically Italian or " real " Irish accent, and I'm neither*. My parents both came from Texas ( Father - Alamo Heights, by/within San Antonio. Mother - Upshur County, between Big D and the Arkansas border.), kept their mild Southern accents until they died, I describe myself as " one generation removed from being considered Southern " 8)!



kraftiekortie"]In truth, the true New York accent doesn't extend that far upstate---not even far beyond Mount Vernon.

It exists in some localities in New Jersey just west of the Hudson, and in a considerable portion of Long Island.

If one goes even into northern Westchester and Rockland county, it becomes uncommon. In Orange and Dutchess Counties, it hardly even exists except among people born in NYC.

The Buffalo/Rochester/Syracuse accent is different. It might sound a little "Noo Yawk" but it really isn't. Read up on what is called the "Northern Cities Shift."[/quote]


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Renal kidney failure . Congestive heart failure . COPD in lungs .
Walk with crutch , . Only two teeth , 5&1/2 toes , haven't had prescription glasses in so many years , no passport , no bank account...Wounds post-my last amputation that still haven't healed...If only I could rest and get some treatment!
I'd like to go back to college SO much<sob> - but making the applications would take help (not financial) which people have not been willing to give me:-(.
So many things stolen/otherwise disappeared from me , having to replace them over & over , spending my money to do that:-( .
SEVEN HUNDRED DOLLARS (in fact, more than that.) stolen & taken from me in these last months:-(.


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24 Sep 2017, 5:21 am

If you would listen to Alan Alda, Woody Allen, Ray Romano, Robert DeNiro, you would be listening to the "true" New York accent. Groucho Marx had the archaic version of the accent. Fran Dreschler exhibits the extreme form of it.

Melanie, the folk singer who did "Brand New Key," grew up in Queens, and still exhibits a subtle form of it.