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    Why is English spoken with different accents?

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    Re: Accent

    Historically, the Saxons settled more in the south of England and the Vikings in the north. They spoke different but related langauges and they merged, but retained different characteristics. In other areas of the British Isles, there were different languages, and these influenced pronunciation in those areas, so each area had its own dialect.

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