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.
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