b-evans at earthlink.net
Tue Jun 7 15:39:56 MDT 2011
WeslakeMonza1330 wrote: "I'm a white man born and bred in the city and
living in country market town where everyone is white but talk with a
different accent to my own."
But Daniel, you live in Great Britain where to hear a different accent, all
you need do is walk to the next village! Why, even London has been a city
with a multitude of accents. I have always been amazed at the vast array of
accents and unique phrases to be found in such a small island. From Geordie
to Yorkshire, there are a multitude of accents, many of which will
automatically assign popular characteristics to those with certain dialects.
I have always put it down to Americans having a far greater spatial
mobility. In America, with so much land, there was a far greater ability
for people to move about, seeking new land and new opportunities, thereby
integrating the spoken word on a more sectional basis.
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