Wednesday, October 19, 2005
Ok...I'm sitting here listening to Dennis Prager, who has on as his guest, Paul Johnson, talking about Mr. Johnson's book, "George Washington", and it came out that Paul Johnson claims American pronunciation is much closer to 17th century English accents, because Americans were more conservative in retaining their English accents than their British counterparts were. That it is in fact the British whose accents have evolved. Whaaa-?!? Anyone here a linguist?