Speaking of children and parents --- we had a young family move in from England. The parents had really heavy northern English accents. It was hard to understand them and it was for years while our children went through elementary through high school together. The children have perfect, vanilla American accents.I was born in Canada to American parents, didn't attend school until age 6 and a half (no kgarten in those days). My brother and I both picked up many Canadian-isms and pronounce certain words differently than our parents. I didn't even realize this until we moved to the states for a couple of years when I was ten and I got teased for my Canadian accent.Always wonder about that...
I actually agree. I have Deaf parents and made a vlog to say this exact thing. You'll see in the comments that others thought it too. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O60ZtxykU8o&feature=player_embedded#my website is www.codadiva.com
Thank you, Codadiva. I'll check your site. It's good to hear from someone with your experience and expertise.
I've seen that happen with students, Froggy. Also moving around to different places affects our speech. Linguistics is fascinating.
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