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Old 06-13-2019, 08:14 AM
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Originally Posted by PatrickLondon View Post
Part of it might also have had to do with the range of ethnic origins of the population in different parts of the country - Celts, Anglo-Saxons, Jutes and Danes, and so on.
Right, it's not that America is less diverse in a genetic or ethnic sense than England, but that there has been a certain degree of isolation and a history of limited movement, plus, much more time for the stew to simmer.

North America also has dialects and accents, even developing before our eyes, like the Northern Cities Vowel Shift. But because of communication and transportation patterns, they aren't necessarily limited to individual cities.

North American dialects map --
https://aschmann.net/AmEng/#LargeMap
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