Our musical accents
Whatever happened to the beautiful, melodic sounding Newfoundland accent?
I left Spaniard’s Bay over 50 years ago, but I still have my accent, and I love it. If I find myself losing it I simply mix and mingle a bit more with the hundred thousand or so Newfoundlanders in and around Toronto.
Why? Because an accent is an asset. People have to listen more attentively to a speaker with an accent.
It is so sad that Newfoundlanders are slowly losing their accent.
I watch the TV news from Newfoundland each night to better enable me to cling to a piece of the sod, but to no avail because it seems everyone is trying to learn to talk like Mainlanders.
Come on folks your sweet, sugary, melodious accent is music to the ear, so be proud of it.
To the human ear the Newfoundland accent is the most pleasing accent in the entire world - so don’t lose it lest it go the route of the codfish.