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Accent Expert Gives a Tour of U.S. Accents - (Part 2) Accent Expert Gives a Tour of U.S. Accents - (Part One) Soda vs. Pop vs. Coke: Mapping How Americans Talk. Dialect Differences in the U.S. Yale Grammatical Diversity Project: English in North America. American English Dialects. North American English Dialects, Based on Pronunciation Patterns Small-Scale Dialect Map The small map below is the same as the Full-Scale Dialect Map that follows, but shows the entire width of the map (on most monitors). 24-Aug.-2010 Click on any part of this map to move to the equivalent part of the Full-Scale Dialect Map.

American English Dialects

(For now this only moves to the far left or the far right of the Full-Scale Dialect Map, so unfortunately it doesn’t work well for the middle portions, and you will just have to scroll over.) 24-Aug.-2010 Full-Scale Dialect Map Instructions For many of the cities or towns on this map, you can listen to an audio or video sample of speech of a native (more specifically, someone who was raised there, though not necessarily born there, and whose dialect clearly represents that place). The cities and towns with a large dot are those which are larger or more important in each state or province. Help!

English Adjective Order Rules

The Cambridge Online Survey of World Englishes. How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk. Where do people say that? An interactive word map of the 100,000 most common words in America — Quartz. When Amazon first premiered its dystopian sci-fi thriller The Man in the High Castle—a TV show about a world in which the US lost World War II and is ruled by both the Nazis and the Japanese—the show truly felt like an alternate universe.

Where do people say that? An interactive word map of the 100,000 most common words in America — Quartz

In our world, it was 2015, same-sex marriage had just been ruled legal, the US had a progressive black president, and neo-Nazism was the farthest thing from most Americans’ minds. The show’s second season debuts today in a drastically different political environment. The alternate reality manifested in the show doesn’t seem so far off when churches in California are being vandalized with swastikas, the “alt-right” movement has legitimized white-nationalism, and people feel comfortable enough to gather in Washington, DC to give Nazi salutes and shout: “Hail Trump, hail our people, hail victory!”

Which is kind of the point. Philip K. Dick’s original message comes through more clearly now than ever before, whether intentionally or not. How the English Failed to Stamp Out the Scots Language. Over the past few decades, as efforts to save endangered languages have become governmental policy in the Netherlands (Frisian), Slovakia (Rusyn) and New Zealand (Maori), among many others, Scotland is in an unusual situation.

How the English Failed to Stamp Out the Scots Language

A language known as Scottish Gaelic has become the figurehead for minority languages in Scotland. This is sensible; it is a very old and very distinctive language (it has three distinct r sounds!) , and in 2011 the national census determined that fewer than 60,000 people speak it, making it a worthy target for preservation. But there is another minority language in Scotland, one that is commonly dismissed. It’s called Scots, and it’s sometimes referred to as a joke, a weirdly spelled and -accented local variety of English.

What Scots really is is a fascinating centuries-old Germanic language that happens to be one of the most widely spoken minority native languages, by national percentage of speakers, in the world. Scottish power was wildly diminished. Why Americans Say "Like" In The Middle Of Sentences. How Far Back in Time Could a Modern English Speaker Go and Still Communicate? Past Is Prologue The transition from Old English to Modern English was a process, not an event Changes in language don’t occur overnight, though slang terms come in and out of use relatively quickly and new words are invented while others fall into disuse.

How Far Back in Time Could a Modern English Speaker Go and Still Communicate?

The rules of grammar you learned in school are the same ones your parents were taught and what your own kids will (or do) use. A few new words are tossed in the mix every few years to keep things interesting (remember the uproar when “ain’t” was added to the dictionary?). The transition from Old English to Middle English to Modern English was a process rather than an event — the rules didn’t all suddenly change on May 24, 1503. Hwæt! I’m completely lost. Modern English translation as follows: Listen! Yeah, not even close. When Did Americans Lose Their British Accents? The Fourth of July is the epitome of summer—and after several months spent indoors, you need some outdoor fun more than anything. Check out these 15 summer must-haves while they’re on sale and save an extra 15 percent when you spend $50 or more with the code JULYFOURTH15. 1.

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