A southern tendency that shifts vowel sounds known as monophthongization has distinctly separated Yat from other port city dialects.
For those of you unfamiliar with New Orleans culture, a good place to start is that there are basically only two kinds of people in New Orleans. Or you can just say, "Da Lake". GRIP - A small suitcase, usually not a hard-shell one, more like a schoolbag or an overnight bag.
Actual New Orleans accents were seldom heard nationally. Similarly, much of the south has historically spoken non-rhotic English. I have on occasion heard some African-American native New Orleanians use the above pronunciation. I let him have it. The local motion picture emporium.
A washboard or rubboard used as a musical instrument in zydeco and Cajun music. The "words" are phonetic transcriptions of how Southern people supposedly speak.
There are also creamy pralines, chocolate pralines, maple pralines, etc. Envie [ah n -vee] A longing or hunger to do or eat something.
This excellent Wikipedia article has much detail about the features of Suthern and its main dialect zones.
More on this below. WWNOthe local public radio station, broadcasts the program and provides access to past Crescent City programs on its website. Other locals have used this to refer to all types of suitcases.
Yet another humorous Southernese lexicon. Used in a variety of ways, usually endearing. See if you can guess their meaning: Beyond the smile these word lists can provide, they are of great help in training the ear.
New Orleanians tend to stress the first syllable of most words and place names. Everywhere else in the world a hickey is what you get on your neck after necking.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. Actual Dialogue Heard on the Streets of New Orleans, now sadly out of print. 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.
Apparently, the New Orleans accent—called Yat for "where are you at?"—sounds a bit like a New Jersey accent! And then, without leaving Louisiana, your accent will also depend on how old you are, on your skin color and on.
Ronnie Virgets, a 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. WWNO, the local public radio station, broadcasts the program and provides access to past Crescent City programs on its website.
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.
I am from New Orleans and don't call it N'awlins or New Or-leans.
It's New Orleans (Orlins). Some people from here say both but it's a tourist city and people here sort of have our own language and say a lot of words wrong due to the melting pot of culture.Download