Date: Tue, 31 Jan 1995 17:18:52 -0600

From: "Timothy C. Frazer" mftcf[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UXA.ECN.BGU.EDU

Subject: Re: Boston accent

On Tue, 31 Jan 1995, Donald M. Lance wrote:

Yes, Phil the Italian was from the North End in "American Tongues," but

there were also interviews with speakers from South Boston (this would've

been the Irish speaker) and from Dorchester. In the original version,

about 65 minutes in length, there were more Bostonians, the whole set

of speakers that are shown in the checkerboard montage near the end. The

55-minute version cut out the 'brahmin' speakers, whose dulcet tones can

be distinguished in that final montage. Anyone looking for "the" Boston

accent is not gonna find it


Huh? The version I use has the two brahmins sitting in a library arguing

about Dickens and jane Austen.