Video of a woman speaking English with a Haitian accent?
October 3, 2014 2:42 PM   Subscribe

I'd like to hear English spoken with various Haitian accents (French or Haitian Creole). I'm having a surprisingly difficult time finding a link on YouTube. The speaker's topic doesn't matter at all; I just want to hear some different Haitian-English accents, ideally spoken by women. Any links or search term suggestions? Thanks!
posted by pseudostrabismus to Writing & Language (7 answers total)
Here you are.
posted by rada at 3:05 PM on October 3, 2014 [3 favorites]

Here's an interview with author Edwidge Danticat. Her accent is light, as she moved to the US at an early age, but the interviewer has a more pronounced accent, and you may find more links to things by looking at other people she interviews.
posted by judith at 3:08 PM on October 3, 2014

Not a woman, but this video has a brief Haitian male speaking English. Starts at :29.

posted by Fairchild at 4:37 PM on October 3, 2014

I think the NFB may have a few documentaries including women from the Haitian diaspora. Here is one.
posted by chapps at 5:27 PM on October 3, 2014

Also, has lots of Haiti coverage.
posted by chapps at 5:28 PM on October 3, 2014

Best answer: You're Canadian, so I assume you've already thought of Michaelle Jean?
posted by jacquilynne at 5:41 PM on October 3, 2014 [1 favorite]

I'm not clear on whether you need video or if audio would be enough. If the latter:

There's only one Haitian speaker in the International Dialects of English Archive and he's male, but the recording is almost five minutes long.

The Speech Accent Archive has a number of speakers from Haiti, just enter "Haiti" as the place of birth in their search form.
posted by ootandaboot at 7:19 AM on October 4, 2014

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