1.08.2011

Boston Brahmin accent

I've been reading about the Boston Brahmins, who are the original, wealthy, cultured, and powerful families in Boston. Here are a couple of people speaking with the Boston Brahmin accent, which is disappearing.

2 comments:

Heather said...

I am so glad you posted this. I've been interested in language issues for as long as I can remember. So my mom taped the full length program from PBS for me back around 1990. I took that very poor quality recording (sorry, Mom!) with me to Poland where I was an English teacher and shared it with my fellow teachers. It was a big hit.
And now you can watch the whole video on line, for a limited time.
http://www.pbs.org/pov/americantongues/#
check it out
and thanks, I wouldn't have googled it but for your post.

Heather

mj said...

I saw that when it was on TV, but thanks for the online link. It's interesting, for sure.