Achuttuallllyyyy according to historians the old English accent would be the American accent today or close to it. Yes that means Americans are speaking in the same accent as Shakespeare
@Tony with an i, yeeeeep the British changed theirs they also added a bunch of bull crap letters to words
@carguy25, do you mean like colour?
@carguy25, I’m pretty sure it was the opposite. Webster felt that spelling should follow pronunciation. A lot of ‘English’ words come from French and Latin, so they end up with extra silent letters and spelling that don’t work with other English words. So like @The FBC says color/colour, well at the time both spellings common so he just picked the simplest and easiest to spell. Since he was the kinda the only one making ‘American’ dictionaries (as well as Thesauri and spelling books for kids) his version became the American standard.
@Tony with an i, the current accent they have was spoken by the “high” or rich British which was then adopted. This is why some historians say Shakespeare sounds better in American accents.
Point to you!
@Tony with an i, i believe you but i dont know which accent cause the Jersey version of Shakespeare would be really different than Minnesota or California. Damn we talk weirs
@pleroma77, I think words were shortened in the states after the Telegraph was invented to save money, since most telegraphers charged by the letter.
@Tony with an i, I came here to say this
@Tony with an i, no they are both different because there is no way it would stay the same over 400 years
@Tony with an i, chances are our accent has probably evolved from where it was in the 1700s
Why don’t they have accents?
HOLY FVCK GUYS!!!!! DO I HAVE A STORY...whoops too many caps sorry....so my sister is the head honcho of a resteraunt named bacon bros. And they held a little event for kids...unrelated a bit from that but i was there sitting on a bench. ...
@MMSieBreeze, this back dude is standing close, this adorable girl comes up and says "daddy sit here!" Gesturing at the seat next to me.....he sits down abd i say in a britiah accent, "well i guess we're bench mates now"....
@MMSieBreeze, he responds in a british accent " guess we mates then, how a doin" so i hold my beer up and say "just avin' a point, me mate"
@MMSieBreeze, .he starts talking to other people but i notice ge doesnt stop the accent....(my sister runs the place and she does a british accebt qyite frequent) so 10mins goes by of this dude in accent....so i finally ask..." Dude, are you foreal british or are you just doing the accebt?!" Dude was legit(prolle shouldve mentioned that he was black abd 95%of blacks gere dobt jome like that) a black british dude....blew my fvcking mind....i was lije " man i wasnt sure if you were british or you weee just fvcking commited to the accebt Jesus!"
@MMSieBreeze, he laughed his ass odd and my sister was embarrassed........fun times....
Btw every single individual has a damn accent.
Stop standing in a line!!!