Alex (electricdruid) wrote in linguaphiles,
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English in 1776

I stumbled upon this today:
Did Americans in 1776 have British accents?
I thought it was fascinating, but the author doesn't exactly cite many sources so I'm a bit dubious. Reactions? Has anyone read about this sort of thing before? Would anyone be able to point me towards some more reliable information on the subject?
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