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Old 07-23-2020, 11:51 AM
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I found this video very interesting! It makes me wonder if at some point English used to actually sound like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8zWWp0akUU
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Old 07-23-2020, 08:56 PM
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Suddenly so may accents from non native english speakers makes sense.... And it's our fault they sound like they do. Somehow that is not a surprise.
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Found a further consideration of this topic, check out The Tough Coughs as he Ploughs the Dough: Early Writings and Cartoons by Dr. Seuss.
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I always loved The Chaos. Hit the YT link in there to hear it all pronounced
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It makes me wonder if at some point English used to actually sound like this...
Well, at one point it did indeed sound like this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVG77xTPH6E
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