(was linguistic songs) founding fathers on tape.

Dan Goodman dsgood at VISI.COM
Wed Aug 16 15:42:27 UTC 2000

In one time-travel novel, two people of a time a bit after ours listen
to a tape recording which includes speech by Thomas Jefferson and
Benjamin Franklin.

One remarks that most Americans would be surprised to learn that
Jefferson spoke with a hillbilly accent, and Franklin with a Boston

I suspect the first would surprise linguists also.  That the author
thinks "hillbilly" means "any and all southern".

Would Franklin's Boston accent sound much like a contemporary Boston

Dan Goodman
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