New York City Latino Accent
New York City Latino and Latina accents are commonly spoken in Spanish Harlem and in other parts of NYC, especially because areas in the Heights have gentrified, moving many of the Nuyoricans and other Latinos into various neighborhoods of NYC.
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New York Latino/Latina Accent Learning Materials
- The Nuyorican accent materials include recordings of AccentHelp coaches Michelle Lopez-Rios and Jim Johnson guiding you through learning the accent.
- The NYC Latino accent covers a variety of ethnicities in the city of New York, especially Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, Mexican, Ecuadorian and Colombian - but the accent may also be spoken by blacks, whites and others who live in some of these largely Hispanic neighborhoods.
- You'll also hear recordings of native speakers, along with a PDF transcript of their conversations so that you can follow along as you listen.
- You''ll get a PDF of the teaching materials, as well as three other formats of the book: a PDF file to print, MOBI for Kindle, and EPUB for other portable readers.
- This accent is appropriate for productions of Our Lady of 121st Street, In the Heights, and other plays. You also hear it in films like West Side Story and White Men Can't Jump.
- All of the sound files are in MP3 format so that you can play them on your computer, load them onto your phone, or burn them to a CD.
- You'll receive a link via email so that you can download all of the materials as ZIP files directly to your computer.
- You'll also get future updates for free! (last update: 2020)
All profits on these materials go to diversity scholarships for actors at the University of Houston.
Listen to a Sample!
Audio files in Two Volumes (145.5MB, 172minutes)
NYC Latinx Vol 1: Learning the Accent
- Sound Placement, Intonation and Helpful Hints (10:57)
- New York Latino Changes to R Sound (10:01)
- New York Latino Consonant sound changes (17:52)
- NY Latinx Vowel sound changes (5:34)
- changes to Diphthongs in Latino NYC accents (5:17)
- Alternate Pronunciations (2:06)
- NYC Latinx Practice Sentences (3:06)
- Text Practice on Sounds (27:05)
- Intonation & Placement Practice (10:37)
- Monologue Examples (2:15)
NYC Latinx Vol 2: Native Speakers
- Female Nuyorican reading (:55)
- + her conversation (1:35)
- NYC Hispanic Male reading (1:12)
- + his conversation (1:26)
- Nuyorican Female reading (1:08)
- + her conversation (3:35)
- NY Dominican Female reading (:56)
- + her conversation (5:35)
- Nuyorican Female reading (1:33)
- + her conversation (5:03)
- Female from Puerto Rico reading (1:17)
- + her conversation (5:13)
- Male from Puerto Rico reading (1:43)
- + his conversation (1:14)
- NY Dominican Female reading in Spanish (:58)
- Male from Brooklyn reading (1:04)
- + his conversation (1:58)
- Dominican Female from the Bronx reading (1:05)
- + her conversation (4:05)
- African-American Female from the Bronx reading (1:15)
- + her conversation (6:23)
- Puerto Rican Female from Coney Island reading (1:26)
- + her conversation (8:08)
- Puerto Rican Female from Newark NJ reading (1:13)
- + her conversation (3:56)
- Mexican Male from Queens conversation (2:16)
- Dominican Male from Brooklyn reading (1:29)
- + his conversation (5:37)
- San Juan Puerto Rio Male from the Bronx in conversation (3:29)
Most of these recordings are made "in the field" so you will hear such things as birds, cars or other people in the background. A transcription of the conversations is included to help you follow along.
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