An Irish New York Accent

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Chris Tsao:
There's an Italian New York accent, Jewish and Irish. I'd guess that Anne Meara has an Irish New York accent. Possibly Art Carney? Since every time I'm watching TV and someone sounds like them, I check their names during the credits and they always have Irish last names. But perhaps it's their voices that sound the same and so it isn't the accent?
It's easier to tell the difference between the Italian and Jewish ones. Long Island is somewhat distiguishable (sp.?) to a partially trained ear sometimes.
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Chris Tsao:
[nq:1]There's an Italian New York accent, Jewish and Irish. I'd guess that Anne Meara has an Irish New York accent. ... tell the difference between the Italian and Jewish ones. Long Island is somewhat distiguishable (sp.?) to a partially trained ear sometimes.[/nq]
This actor Millard Mitchell will be on the Fox Movie Channel on Saturday at 12 in the afternoon. If he didn't have a NY accent, he'd still sound like Art Carney. I researched him online. He was born in Cuba but his parents were Americans. Mitchell is an Irish name. He looks just like Art Carney.
This actress Penelope Allen ( http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2628/369805161 = 7 7c5e3a4e97.jpg?v=3D0
) from Dog Day Afternoon played an Irish-American New Yorker in the movie and that must be what she is real life. She would sound like Anne Meara if she didn't have the same accent.
She talks in this video. http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi2633171737= /
Saturday August 22 12:00 pm Fox Movie Channel

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Ray O'Hara:
[nq:1]There's an Italian New York accent, Jewish and Irish. I'd guess that Anne Meara has an Irish New York accent. ... tell the difference between the Italian and Jewish ones. Long Island is somewhat distiguishable (sp.?) to a partially trained ear sometimes.[/nq]
Yeah every group has their accent.
L.I. has its own accent.
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Marshall Price:
[nq:1]There's an Italian New York accent, Jewish and Irish. I'd guess that Anne Meara has an Irish New York accent. ... always have Irish last names. But perhaps it's their voices that sound the same and so it isn't the accent?[/nq]
I think you'll find that accents in New York are much more correlated with neighborhoods and social classes than with ethnicity. Jewish and Italian people from Flatbush, Brooklyn, sound alike to me.
[nq:1]It's easier to tell the difference between the Italian and Jewish ones. Long Island is somewhat distiguishable (sp.?) to a partially trained ear sometimes.[/nq]
Long Island is a large, long island with people ranging from the very poor to super-rich. There are many accents between Brooklyn and Montauk Point. But I doubt you'll be able to distinguish Jewish from Italian accents, with certain exceptions. Obviously, a newly-arrived Sicilian will sound different from an isolationist Hassidic Jew.

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Marshall Price:
[nq:2]There's an Italian New York accent, Jewish and Irish. I'd ... Island is somewhat distiguishable (sp.?) to a partially trained ear sometimes.[/nq]
[nq:1]Yeah every group has their accent. L.I. has its own accent.[/nq]
Nonsense. I'm a Long Islander and can distinguish many distinct accents from Long Island. Don't forget that Brooklyn and Queens, boroughs of New York, are on Long Island. More often than not, Irish, Italians, and Jews can't be distinguished by their accents.

Incidentally, I didn't know Mitchell was an Irish name, but I wouldn't attribute much significance to that, assuming it's true. The bulk of those immigrations occurred over a century ago and don't count for much today again, with exceptions.

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