Date: Tue, 31 Jan 1995 17:18:52 -0600 From: "Timothy C. Frazer" 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> DMLance > Huh? The version I use has the two brahmins sitting in a library arguing about Dickens and jane Austen. Tim