Date: Wed, 4 Sep 1996 12:36:15 +0000

From: Grant Barrett gbarrett[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]JERRYNET.COM

Subject: Re: American accent

Living in New York City, the topic of language and accent always comes up=


I have found that the English, Irish, Scots and the one Welsh man I know =


the word "flat" to describe the American accent. As a group, they also te=


to believe that we use simpler, more monosyllabic vocabulary.

There's something else, though. It's that innate American ability to mang=


any other language they try to speak, although I should add that there is=


anecdotal evidence that suggest to me that, well, it's a lasting remnant =


our British heritage.=20

Grant Barrett