The Adventure Of English

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The Adventure Of English: English In America
English In America
Season 1  |  Episode 5  |  SBS2  |  December 15, 2009

This episode begins with the arrival of the Pilgrim Fathers in America in 1620, and their efforts to maintain the purity of the language they spoke. They borrowed relatively little from the natives, and the regional accents of the early settlers blended to produce a much more uniform sound than was the case in their homeland. Later, Scots and the Irish added their influence.

This episode begins with the arrival of the Pilgrim Fathers in America in 1620, and their efforts to maintain the purity of the language they spoke. They borrowed relatively little from the natives, and the regional accents of the early settlers blended to produce a much more uniform sound than was the case in their homeland. Later, Scots and the Irish added their influence.

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