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The Newfoundland accent

  • 09-12-2013 3:50pm
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    Users Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 5,620 ✭✭✭ El_Dangeroso




    Notice anything familiar? This accent was preserved due to how isolated the region was for years.

    Mad people who have never stepped foot out of Canada speaking like they've never left Ireland.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,143 ✭✭✭ locum-motion


    "The Hardy Bucks", Canadian style!


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,704 ✭✭✭✭ Princess Peach


    I used to live in newfoundland. The bys in that video are putting a lot of that on for emphasis.

    I have doubts if they even are newfies from their constant cursing.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,878 ✭✭✭ arse..biscuits


    "The Hardy Bucks", Canadian style!

    That's hilarious. The Hardy Bucks is an Irish attempt at Trailer Park Boys, which is Canadian.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 15,238 Diabhal Beag


    Pffffft

    Montserrat is where it's at


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Education Moderators Posts: 26,661 CMod ✭✭✭✭ spurious


    There's something similar in (I think) Argentina where a number of families from Wexford moved to and their descendants, despite never having left Argentina, speak English with a Wexford accent.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 16,942 ✭✭✭✭ razorblunt


    spurious wrote: »
    There's something similar in (I think) Argentina where a number of families from Wexford moved to and their descendants, despite never having left Argentina, speak English with a Wexford accent.

    Close but it's a welsh town, where they speak welsh. Gabriel heinze is from around that area.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,878 ✭✭✭ arse..biscuits


    I remember seeing a piece on RTE news about Irish soldiers leaving some place where they had been for 20ish years. They interviewed a local shop owner, she has never set foot in Ireland but her accent was hilarious, "ah sure oil miss de lads"


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,485 dj jarvis


    I remember seeing a piece on RTE news about Irish soldiers leaving some place where they had been for 20ish years. They interviewed a local shop owner, she has never set foot in Ireland but her accent was hilarious, "ah sure oil miss de lads"[/QUOTE]

    seen that , it was gas , sure they are grand was used by the electronics shop owner


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,878 ✭✭✭ arse..biscuits


    dj jarvis wrote: »
    I remember seeing a piece on RTE news about Irish soldiers leaving some place where they had been for 20ish years. They interviewed a local shop owner, she has never set foot in Ireland but her accent was hilarious, "ah sure oil miss de lads"[/QUOTE]

    seen that , it was gas , sure they are grand was used by the electronics shop owner

    I had a search on youtube but cant find it


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,485 dj jarvis


    dj jarvis wrote: »

    I had a search on youtube but cant find it

    well , you weren't hallucinating , i watched it on the 6 one news, i think :)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 291 ✭✭ bing3


    In the lebanon I think.

    http://www.rte.ie/news/player/2013/1108/20469282-firms-urge-govt-not-to-reduce-troops-in-lebanon/

    Was a better report on one of the radio stations but cant find it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,878 ✭✭✭ arse..biscuits


    bing3 wrote: »
    In the lebanon I think.

    http://www.rte.ie/news/player/2013/1108/20469282-firms-urge-govt-not-to-reduce-troops-in-lebanon/

    Was a better report on one of the radio stations but cant find it.

    Very funny. "30 years"

    The one I remember was from a few years back though.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,491 ✭✭✭ Yamanoto


    Here's a few with that familiar lilt alright.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,023 ✭✭✭ hairyfairy00


    Didn't find a video but i did find this article from last months Irish Times about the Argentinians speaking with an Irish accent.
    Dickie Kelly, whose grandfather emigrated from Co Westmeath to Argentina in 1862, is showing me around the graveyard in Mercedes, a town about 80km from Buenos Aires, when he paused at the burial plot of the Pallottine order. Dickie, who speaks English with a strong Irish midlands accent, points to a long marble gravestone in the corner of the Pallottine plot inscribed with three names.

    http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/people/murder-sainthood-and-irishness-in-argentina-1.1583542


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 5,671 BraziliaNZ


    I spent some time there before, I think they sound like a mix between Irish, West Country England, and mostly North American.


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