Individuals with a trained ear can differentiate between the accents of each of the boroughs (or the surrounding areas), though all are very similar. Generally, Manhattanites do not have a common accent, as many do not originate from the New York metropolitan area.
A slightly lesser percentage of Generation Y-ers speak with a full-blown New York accent, compared with those of prior generations. The accent of Generation Y-ers tends to be less severe than those of their elders, sometimes practically undetectable, with the exception of certain words.
Notable differences between Standard American English & New York dialect include:
1. Nonstandard pronunciation:
♦ "AW" sound is prolonged (talk/tawwk)
♦ Hard "G" sound (Long Island/Lawnguyland)
♦ Dropping final consonants (want/wan)
♦ Dropping "R" sounds (morning/mawning)
♦ Adding "R" sounds (idea/idear, soda/soder)
♦ Dropping "G" endings (calling/callin)
♦ Substituting "D", "T" for "TH" (those/doze, three/tree)
2. Nonstandard resonance, resulting in a heavy sound.
3. Generally fast rate of speech.
"Wow, that woman has quite the New York accent."
Guy 2: You have a heavy New York Accent
Guy 3: Yeah, I was born in Bushwick
first take the word 'oar', and remove the 'r' so u are left with the 'oa' sound
then take that sound and add it to the vowels A and O.
such as: long, walk, coffee, dawn, York, u get the picture.
some people have more extreme accents than others; it varies.