#EngKnowledge: The Birth of British and American Accents

#EngKnowledge: The Birth of British and American Accents

@EnglishTips4U

So, all this time, we have been learning about the difference between English and American accent.
You know it when you hear it. But have you ever wondered how these two accents came to be?
Came to be = asal mulanya
Online magazine Mental Floss tried to answer the big question in the article “When did Americans lose their British accent?”
As you may have known, the history of these two countries are strongly related.
Strongly related = berhubungan erat
The first English colony in the land that would be America arrived in Jamestown, Virginia, in 1667.

They certainly carried the language and accent that they used in their homeland, England.
So how did their accent change? Now here comes the most interesting part …
It wasn’t the American accent that went through changes, it was the British accent!
The current American accent is actually much closer to the ‘original’…

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