Significantly, Hudson's exploration of the Hudson River led to Dutch colonial claims on the region and the establishment of the colony of New Amsterdam, later renamed New York following British defeat of the Dutch.
Overview[ edit ] Regional dialects in North America are historically the most strongly differentiated along the Eastern seaboarddue to distinctive speech patterns of urban centers of the American East Coast like BostonNew York Cityand certain Southern cities, all of these accents historically noted by their London-like r-dropping called non-rhoticitya feature gradually receding among younger generations, especially in the South.
The Connecticut River is now regarded as the southern and western boundary of the traditional New England accentstoday still centered on Boston and much of Eastern New England. The Potomac River generally divides a group of Northeastern coastal dialects from an area of older Southeastern coastal dialects.
All older Southern dialectshowever, have mostly now receded in favor of a strongly rhotic, more unified accent group spread throughout the entire Southern United States since the late s and into the early s. In-between the two aforementioned rivers, some other variations exist, most famous among them being New York City English.
Rhoticity is a feature shared today with the English of Ireland, for example, rather than most of the English of England, which has become non-rhotic since the late s.
The sound of Western U. English, overall, is much more homogeneous than Eastern U. The interior and western half of the country was settled by people who were no longer closely connected to England, living farther from the British-influenced Atlantic Coast.
Certain particular vowel sounds are the best defining characteristics of regional North American English including any given speaker's presence, absence, or transitional state of the so-called cot—caught merger. The rest of the U. English, however, tends to keep all these vowels more backed.
Southern and some Midland U.
Words of this class include, among others: In General American there is a split: Classification of regional accents[ edit ] Hierarchy of regional accents[ edit ] Almost entirely based upon the findings and categorizations of the The Atlas of North American English or ANAEthe following is one well-supported way to hierarchically classify North American English accents at the level of broad geographic regions, sub-regions, etc.
Most of the rest of this article is organized according to this ANAE classification. Below, the accent represented by each branch, in addition to each of its own features, also contains all the features of the branch it extends from.Although New England and the Chesapeake region were both settled largely by the people of English origin, by the regions had evolved into two distinct societies.
United States - The New England colonies: Although lacking a charter, the founders of Plymouth in Massachusetts were, like their counterparts in Virginia, dependent upon private investments from profit-minded backers to finance their colony.
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Description— The mackerel is fusiform in outline, tapering rearward to a very slim caudal peduncle and forward to a pointed nose. Its body is about four and one-half to five and one-half times as long as it is deep, oval in section, thick and firm-muscled as are all its tribe. North American English regional phonology is the study of variations in the pronunciation of spoken North American English (English of the United States and Canada)—what are commonly known simply as "regional accents".
Though studies of regional dialects can be based on multiple characteristics, often including characteristics that are phonemic (sound-based, focusing on major word.