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Re: That accent, again.


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Posted by Flatbush Kid on Wednesday, August 7th 2019:

In Reply to: Re: That accent, again. posted by Will Suphan on Monday, August 5th 2019:

Funny story, Will. That reminds me of when, in early September, 1964, I returned to Brooklyn after being in Los Angeles for two years. A cousin said to me, "how come ya tawk so fun-ny now?" The Brooklyn accent of family now seemed more pronounced to me.

Simply put, speech is imitative. Now, New Yorkers think I'm a local westerner; however, those raised in the west are better able to discern certain of my voice characteristics that give them suspicion as to my honorable origin.

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