A STANDUP COMEDIAN’S DEMONSTRATION OF THE RHODE ISLAND ACCENT.

A STANDUP COMEDIAN’S DEMONSTRATION OF THE RHODE ISLAND ACCENT. I have posted on accents which can be identified as being from a few blocks in the Bronx (here) and accents which are confined to the area where a church bell can be heard (here). So, of course, there are a number of microaccents even in a small state like Rhode Island. Here is a Youtube video of Mark Colozzi demonstrating Rhode Island accents. The subtitle signs that he holds up also demonstrate how there could have been 60 ways of spelling “night” in the Middle ages, as I posted on here. The audience, which is at Rhode Island College, vouches for the accuracy of the accents (and the spellings).

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One Response to A STANDUP COMEDIAN’S DEMONSTRATION OF THE RHODE ISLAND ACCENT.

  1. Dick Weisfelder says:

    On Dec. 31, 1964, I was at a New Years party in Uganda. An American guy I’d just met listened to me for a minute or so and said, “you come from north of East 233 street in the north central Bronx. Since I had lived on East 234 street until I went to college, my partents still did and we were in the midst of cold war mania, I queried, “CIA??” No he said, “Fordham University MA thesis on Bronx dialects” and researching Ugandan dialects for his Ph.D.

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