Date: Mon, 4 May 1998 22:01:42 -0500
From: Dan Goodman
Subject: Upstate New York

This is intended for the alt.culture.ny-upstate FAQ. Please let me
know if you spot any errors:

Q: Does everyone Upstate talk without an accent, like me?
A: There are two main dialects upstate. The Hudson Valley dialect is
centered in the Hudson Valley, north of the New York Metropolitan
dialect; it extends beyond state borders into New Jersey and
Pennsylvania. The Upstate New York dialect takes in the rest of
Upstate, plus slices of Pennsylvania and Vermont. Within each of
these, there are smaller dialect areas.

Dan Goodman
Whatever you wish for me, may you have twice as much.