Date: Tue, 24 Sep 1996 20:51:59 -0500

From: Dan Goodman dsgood[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]VISI.COM

Subject: Dialects that could have been

Has there been any printed speculation on how American dialects

might've developed if history had gone differently?

Easy example -- the western Canadian accent is said to have originated

with Loyalists who settled around Niagara Falls. (Or has someone come

out with a definitive article refuting this?) If the Revolution had

failed, Canadian English would have developed differently.

Dan Goodman


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