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#1 Posted on 23.10.03 1243.48
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Here is a random request, I need some assistance in mastering a New Orleans dialect. Anyone know of an online resource or a book or tape series that can be helpful? I have the Jerry Blunt Stage Dialects book but it really only covers a generic American Southern dialect and nothing specific to the New Orleans region.

Any wieners from New Orleans that could give me a few tips?

Ideally what I would love to find is some sort of online translator site that can directly translate dialogue phonetically. I did a brief google search but found nothing applicable.

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#2 Posted on 23.10.03 1313.32
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Whatever you do, do not use Dennis Quaid in "The Big Easy" as an example to study.......
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#3 Posted on 23.10.03 1326.25
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There's always Adam Sandler's "The Waterboy." :)
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#4 Posted on 23.10.03 1748.39
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Just start crank calling businesses in the correct area code.

Try calling repair shops - car garages, etc.
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#5 Posted on 23.10.03 1839.25
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my experience in N.O. was that the old timers spoke verrry slowwly. Chef Paul has that french twinge to his drawl, being cajun and all.
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#6 Posted on 23.10.03 1956.27
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Start with the easy one.

"Nawlins" instead of "New Orleans."
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#7 Posted on 23.10.03 2056.24
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I've never used it, couldn't tell you a thing about it, but I remember hearing about this series in my undergrad phonology course. The lady who does it is a professional voice/dialect coach, and there's a tape on there that covers "American South" dialects, including New Orleans.

As for online translators, the only thing I really know of is the International Phonetic Alphabet (scroll about halfway down the page), but there's not anything that transcribes the speech for you. Wish there was - it'd make my life a lot easier.

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#8 Posted on 23.10.03 2124.02
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    Originally posted by krakken2000
    Here is a random request, I need some assistance in mastering a New Orleans dialect. Anyone know of an online resource or a book or tape series that can be helpful? I have the Jerry Blunt Stage Dialects book but it really only covers a generic American Southern dialect and nothing specific to the New Orleans region.

    Any wieners from New Orleans that could give me a few tips?

    Ideally what I would love to find is some sort of online translator site that can directly translate dialogue phonetically. I did a brief google search but found nothing applicable.




Here is a book that I have it goes from everything from the history of the city to the people, Businesses, and the streets.

"Beautiful Creasent" A HISTORY OF NEW ORLEANS by Joan B. Garvey and Mary Lou Widmer

Now there is 9 editions of this book dating back to 1982.

I could go on all night talking about weird pronouncing/spelling of our streets. So you may want to start there.

by the way our area code is 504
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#9 Posted on 24.10.03 0746.23
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Ah yes, New Orleans. Many a drunken escapade have I had there. My tip: if I remember right, natives of N'awlins greet each other with a "Where'ya at?" instead of "How's it going?"

And don't forget to mention the...uh, I think it's called the Howlin' Wolf. Awesome piano bar on Bourbon St.
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#10 Posted on 24.10.03 1028.33
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"Bet you $5 I can tell you where you got your shoes at ?"

"You're on."

"On yo' feet on Bourbon Street. Now pay up."

- my favorite Nawlins street hustler scam
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#11 Posted on 24.10.03 1132.23
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    Originally posted by StegDutchie
    I've never used it, couldn't tell you a thing about it, but I remember hearing about this series in my undergrad phonology course. The lady who does it is a professional voice/dialect coach, and there's a tape on there that covers "American South" dialects, including New Orleans.

    As for online translators, the only thing I really know of is the International Phonetic Alphabet (scroll about halfway down the page), but there's not anything that transcribes the speech for you. Wish there was - it'd make my life a lot easier.




Thanks! Both of these sites will be most helpful.
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#12 Posted on 27.10.03 1401.49
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    Originally posted by The Thrill
    Ah yes, New Orleans. Many a drunken escapade have I had there. My tip: if I remember right, natives of N'awlins greet each other with a "Where'ya at?" instead of "How's it going?"

    And don't forget to mention the...uh, I think it's called the Howlin' Wolf. Awesome piano bar on Bourbon St.


The Howlin Wolf is not a piano bar and is not on Bourbon street.
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