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England’s regional accents


Interesting article in the Economist about regional accents in England, not what you might have expected:

http://www.economist.com/node/18775029?story_id=18775029&fsrc=scn/tw/te/rss/pe

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Origins of modern English


Inspired by the English being spoken, by parents and children, in many different accents at Helena’s school last night, I decided to read up a little on the development of English. I found this summary on Wikipedia particularly useful. I’m posting the link for those who might also be interested in the subject.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middle_English

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