At the time of the American Revolution, Americans and British people spoke the same. It was the British accent that later diverged.
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My father often clained that he spoke the "King’s English" with his strong South (New) Jersey accent that still makes me cringe now and then. Perhaps he’s right! But this time, he’s backed with science!
What do you think? I’ve often thought that the American accent was softened also by Irish, Scottish and Welsh brogues. When I went to Ireland, I felt that the average Irish person’s accent was much closer to my American accent than a British accent (and that was me in the West of Ireland, where the Gaelige brogue is stronger).
What do you think?