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MARSEILLE accent

 
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Hedgehog



Joined: 05 Sep 2006
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 10:54 pm    Post subject: MARSEILLE accent Reply with quote

Hello, I’m a university student of English deeply interested in accents and dialects in both English and French. While it is relatively easy to find a great wealth of information on English dialects, I find it quite difficult to find anything on French ones. Can anyone, please, help me with the accent spoken in Marseille and its environs? Anything will do, I do have a fairly sound knowledge of the standard French pronunciation, how does the Marseille accent differ from it?
Thank you very much, if you need any info on English accents and dialects, do not hesitate to ask, I might be able to help you and would be more than happy to do so;-)
Hedgehog, Leeds, UK
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Hedgehog



Joined: 05 Sep 2006
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And perhaps one more question going with the accent spoken in Marseille--what would you say about the people in there? What are they like? I’m going to spend there quite some time next month, that’s why I’m so eager to know Wink
Thank you!!
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vicky



Joined: 06 Sep 2006
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Location: Antwerp, Belgium

PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 1:19 pm    Post subject: hey Reply with quote

You're from Leeds? wow...
Anyway Smile, I'm from Belgium, we're supposed to be standard bilangual (if that's written well...). So French is our second language, I'm from the Flemmish part, so Dutch is my first language, but I've studied English & Spanish for the past 2 years.
I've been to marseille a couple of times, and to be completely honest, there's no huge difference from the standard spoken French. Ofcourse... you'll have to get used to it, because they're as fast as the Spanish people with their tongue Wink
The people there are superb Very Happy, very kind. But ofcourse... like every European country these days, they expect you to adapt to their ways. And I've never been to England, let alone America... so I can't tell you what kind of things and habbits are different from yours Smile.
Good luck anyway Wink
xXx
Vicky
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rafale



Joined: 20 May 2005
Posts: 5
Location: France

PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2006 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bonjour vicky,

Je dirais que l'accent marseillais et de tout le sud a plutôt tendance à prononcer toutes les lettres. exemple : pour couture ils diront "coutura" ; ils laissent traîner les fins de mots et c'est pour cela que certains disent qu'ils ont un accent chantant. Et du coup les parisiens les considèrent comme des petits rigolos...fainéants...
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Rafale
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