How would one have spoken differently in the 1800s compared to today?

People living in the United States in the late 1800s.

Would those people have spoken the same way then as how we speak today?

Or would the accent , dialect , tone and pitch have been different ?

2 Answers

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago
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    There were dialects, accents etc. like today. As it relates to the level of words they chose, the educated had a better vocabulary etc. However, they had an interesting way to express themself. This can be found in the newspapers of the times. Also, I read a book that consisted of Civil War letters. A word comes to me that describes it as "flowery". They get their point across but not w/ a series of words I would have used.

  • 2 months ago

    All languages evolve, with words migrating between languages, new words for new things, migration and the film/tv industries have speeded up these processes in more recent decades.

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