Well, you know, the old Maine and Boston accents, and the southern drawl, all have the same origins in scots-irish. It’s rather obvious once you’re aware of it.

At least in Maine and Massachusetts both are disappearing – largely due to media saturation.

In the Elizabethan era, the English spoke much like current scots. I know my ancestors did, because I can see it in their writing – which was phonetic.

Languages get lazier over time.
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