The author grew up in North Carolina. Ronnie Virgetsa New Orleans writer, commentator, and journalist, employs New Orleans dialects and accents in his written and spoken works, including the locally produced public radio program, Crescent City.
Anything that is not domestic. The term was very common for me growing up in the 7th Ward. Yet another humorous Southernese lexicon. When using the pronunciation guide, the n represents nasalized vowels. As with many sociolinguistic artifacts, the dialect is usually more distinct among older members of the population.
A petroleum product used to lubricate the engine of your car. Musta been a 7th Ward thing. In a bit of double irony, not only is Tim not a local Bunny describes him as a "Yankee"but Bunny himself refuses to use the word "Yat" to describe either locals or their speech.
No doubt this particular Greek Muse is barfing up her lunch over on Olympus The usual out-of-towner mispronunciation has the first syllable rhyming with "jam", when it should rhyme with "Tom" Five miles outside of eastern New Orleans on da Chef is the site of the infamous Jayne Mansfield decapitation.
Seems people want cups, or those stupid long strings of beads, rather than a nice, collectible doubloon. A southern tendency that shifts vowel sounds known as monophthongization has distinctly separated Yat from other port city dialects. These sample entries will give you a flavor: Called a "hickey" or a "love bite" everywhere else, apparently.
Women generally do not use this term. Believed to be Cajun in origin. Ground sassafras leaves used to season, among other things, gumbo. And, according to some Baptists, all Hell-bound.
Yat tends to differ in strength and intonation from neighborhood to neighborhood. Also remember a general rule of thumb: The syllable of major stress will be capitalized, and the syllable of secondary stress will be preceded by an apostrophe.
The local motion picture emporium. I once saw my classmate Vince G.
This sounds silly, but I learned much from this approach. New Orleanians tend to stress the first syllable of most words and place names. Doubloons have traditionally been collected with great fervor and rabidity, but from what I can tell their popularity has fallen off over the years.
Under almost no circumstances would a native ever refer to the City in this way. The "ing" words are always pronounced without the "g". Bernard Highway US Highway Now they have those stupid tiny flimsy plastic bags just like everyone else.
Pecan pralines are the classic, though. Linguistic features[ edit ] Pronunciation in the Yat dialect[ edit ] Though there are many New Orleans accents, they all vary strongly in pronunciation.
Where ya wrench off ya dishes or ya hands. If you see anything missing, please let me know.Accents are caused by interference from one's native language, as with Arnold Schwarzenegger, who speaks with an Austrian accent, or by interference from one's native dialect, as with Holly Hunter, who speaks with a Georgian accent.
Of course there is no established orthography for the Creole patois, and this obscure dialect of a Romance tongue is written, like the Spanish, without regard to etymology and simply by the sound, though the letters, in passing from the language into the dialect, have not kept their original value.
New Orleans "Yat" Accent Learning Materials. The New Orleans accent materials include recordings of AccentHelp coach Jim Johnson guiding you through learning the accent, plus the female voice of coach Carolyn Johnson for the practice sentences. Jim also leads you through practicing the Yat accent with a monologue.
Well, if we are going by famous people the best matches for a New Orleans accent would actually be Emeril Lagasse or Winton Marsalis. They definitely speak New Orleans’s accent and yes, that dialect does have things in common with a NYC accent, such as replacing th at the beginning of a word with the letter d.
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