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Picture1Q: Where do accents come from?

A: What an awesome question!

The first white Australians came from England. This is the same as those who went to the US and NZ.

Over time, all of these countries have developed a different accent.

Why?

One reason is because the people who moved came from different parts of England. Different parts of England have very different accents, the same way that people from different parts of China, Europe, India or Africa have different accents.

Sometimes a group of people from one area moved together. This means they had the same accent.

Another reason is because people were from different areas. Imagine a Chinese person, and Indian person, a German person and a Scottish person all went to live on an island. They married together, had families and were very happy. After one or two generations, these people will all speak the same accent. Which accent? A MIXTURE! I don’t know what it would sound like, but it would be a mixture of all the accents! Also they would use a mixture of words – some Chinese words, some German etc…

This is how new accents start and how new slang grows.

I hope this helps you understand why there are different accents, and why the Australian accent is different to the US, NZ, Canadian and UK accents.

ALL ENGLISH ACCENTS COME FROM THE UK – BUT THEY MIXED AND CHANGED OVER TIME AS PEOPLE MOVED TO LIVED IN DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE WORLD.

I hope this helps!

What accent do you like best?

What accent is easiest for you to understand?

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