How Did Accents Came About?
- smarkham01Lv 58 years agoFavorite Answer
Accents start with groups who migrate to an area where the primary language isn't the one they learned as a child. Letters are usually pronounced differently leaving the 'adultish' speakers of the new area's language attempting to overcome years of learning how to pronounce letters and letter combinations. The differences in pronunciation lead the new speaker to sound 'different'. The different sound is similar among all those who first learned to speak the "other" language leading to what we call an accent.