Date: Fri, 1 Mar 1996 12:15:15 -0800
From: David Robertson net091[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]RISCY.SFCC.CTC.EDU
I agree, CUBAN SPANISH (and the San Sebastian CASTELLANO of an
acquaintance of mine) is characterized by a machine-gun delivery. The
consensus among the Native American sources familiar to me appears to be
that LAKOTA is spoken especially rapidly. Also, I've always been told
that my native speech, the ENGLISH-language dialect of Spokane,
Washington, is markedly slower than the speech of New York City, where I
lived for 7 years in college. I believe it; I'd heard NYC accents before
moving there, but when I arrived I could barely understand people, due to
the speed factor.
Any other notes?