dialects not changing for centuries?

Dan Goodman dsgood at VISI.COM
Sun Dec 2 05:22:00 UTC 2001

>From a discussion on the newsgroup rec.arts.sf.composition (for
discussion of writing and selling sf/fantasy/_)"
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In article _,
_ says...
> On Fri, 30 Nov 2001 23:22:15 -0600, Dan Goodman <dsgood at visi.com>
> wrote:
> >In article says...
> >> There's islands in the Chesapeake Bay where the accent & dialect is
> >> hundreds of years old English from England.  Until recently, they were
> >> so isolated, the dialect never changed.
> >
> >
> >It's almost certainly more accurate to say that the dialect changed
> >very, very slowly.
> Not according to the National Geographic show on them.

Time to run this by the American Dialect Society mailing list, and see
they say.

Dan Goodman
dsgood at visi.com

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