Sunday, November 22, 2015
A couple more cool language links
The disappearance of the Trans- (or Mid-) Atlantic accent.
Cool Video Reveals Why People in Old Movies Talked Funny | GOOD
As a "taught" (as opposed to "learned naturally") dialect, it was a now-obsolete version of "BBC English". (As opposed to the nearly-universal Mid-Western pronunciation used in American broadcasting today; when I was growing up, linguists said that the "average" American dialect was spoken in a suburb of Detroit. I guess that would mean I grew up speaking the US equivalent of Received Pronunciation...)
Beware of the video there finishing and then autoplaying into some progressive claptrap...
Also: Appalachian English - Maggie's Farm.
Again, these were both found on Instapundit, here and here.