Date: Tue, 31 Jan 1995 03:19:41 CST From: "Donald M. Lance" Subject: Re: Boston accent 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. DMLance