Where can I hear the Boston Brahmin accent?

Adrian   Sun Jul 16, 2006 8:51 pm GMT
I can't find any audio samples of the Boston Brahmin accent. Does anyone know of any webpages that have realplayer or something samples?
Kelkun   Tue Jul 18, 2006 1:38 pm GMT
Hey, this is interesting. Someone please reply!
Uriel   Wed Jul 19, 2006 9:11 am GMT
I'm not sure I've ever heard one in real life.
Rick Johnson   Wed Jul 19, 2006 9:23 pm GMT
BBC Masterchef- a guy called Loyd Grossman
Uriel   Thu Jul 20, 2006 9:25 am GMT
Well, what does he sound like? Compared to the average American accent.
Uriel   Fri Jul 21, 2006 11:17 am GMT
Charles Winchester the III on M*A*S*H was supposed to be a rich, upper-class snob from Boston -- maybe you should check out his accent.

For a more normal Boston accent, you can rent Good Will Hunting. Both Matt Damon and Ben Affleck were originally from south Boston, and used that accent in the film.
Guest   Fri Jul 21, 2006 12:39 pm GMT
Guest   Fri Jul 21, 2006 12:42 pm GMT
Oops those aren't Brahmin though.
Guest   Fri Jul 21, 2006 12:48 pm GMT
mjd   Sat Jul 22, 2006 12:36 am GMT
You have to copy and paste the whole thing into your browser for it to work, not just what is hyperlinked.

http://www.gazzaro.it/accents/sound/Boston(UClass2).mp3
Kelkun   Sat Jul 22, 2006 12:59 pm GMT
American enough for a Briton to consider it "American".

British enough for an American to consider it "British".
Rick Johnson   Sat Jul 22, 2006 1:56 pm GMT
Anyone seen that 80s film "Trading Places" with Dan Ackroyd and Eddie Murphy? There are a couple of old guys in that with rather posh American accents.

What kind of accent is Frasier supposed to have?
Guest   Sat Jul 22, 2006 10:27 pm GMT
Boston Brahmin:
http://www.gazzaro.it/accents/sound/Boston(UClass).mp3

Boston working class:
http://www.gazzaro.it/accents/sound/Boston(backbay).mp3
Uriel   Sat Jul 22, 2006 10:36 pm GMT
Well, Frasier's American, of course, but Kelsey Grammer overpronounces his T's and has a very deliberate way of pronouncing everything else. And the character's show was originally a spin-off of Cheers, which was set in Boston, so I was thinking that might be a reasonable facsimile of a Boston Brahmin accent.
Anglius   Tue Aug 08, 2006 1:27 am GMT
Gentlemen, is there a difference between the Bostonian Brahmins' accent and that of 'old-money' New Yorkers(Locust Valley Lockjaw)?