Date: Wed, 2 Jul 1997 00:32:58 -0500
From: Dan Goodman dsgood[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]VISI.COM
Subject: Montreal vs. NYC (was: How plausible is this speculation?)
Date: Tue, 1 Jul 1997 12:42:37 PDT
From: barbara GRADMA[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UVVM.UVIC.CA
Subject: Re: How plausible is this speculation?
Dan: Montrealers haven't got "much less of an accent" than New Yorkers; they
have *different* ones. I heard a CBC broadcast years ago when someone (I can't
remember who he was) claimed to be able to discern *seven* differnt Anglo
dialects in Montreal. Happy Canada Day!
Oops! I thought it was reasonably clear from context that I was
speaking _subjectively_. To _me_, a Montrealer speaking English has
less of an accent -- that is, sounds much closer to Hudson
Valley/Upstate New York -- than someone from New York City (or nearby
areas of New Jersey and Long Island). This includes Francophone
I would expect that anyone doing a _professional_ dialect study would
have a better-trained ear than mine.
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