Does Water, Diet or Climate Influence Accents, Dialects or Languages We Speak?

  1. ngureco profile image83
    ngurecoposted 8 years ago

    Does Water, Diet or Climate Influence Accents, Dialects or Languages We Speak?

    We Have Some Areas Where The “Same People” Within A Short Distance Of A Few Kilometers Speaks Different Accents, Dialects or Languages Whilst We Also Have Some Large Areas of Thousands of Kilometres Where All The People Speak The Same Accent, Dialect And Language. Historically What Exactly Influenced People to Develop Different Accents, Dialects and Languages? Does Water, Diet or Climate Have Any Influence on People’s Dialects, Accents and Languages? Do Intermarriages Have Any Influence on People’s Dialects, Accents and Languages?

  2. Guy Foxe profile image60
    Guy Foxeposted 8 years ago

    It would have to "influence" it right.  You're not going to have as many words (if any), for snow if you live in the desert.  So your surroundings will definitly effect language--but I don't think the environment determines the language.  In other words, Arabic is not say a "desert" language, and German is not a cold landscape language.

    That's my two cents anyway.

  3. Flavie Lolol profile image74
    Flavie Lololposted 6 years ago

    Yes, they does but not in that sense.

    Languages are continuously changing all the time. When a group of people that speaks the same language migrates in separate directions and the resulting groups no longer communicates with one another, then an accent develops, then dialects, and eventually separate languages emerges.

    Simple societies will often disagree and a separation is sought. Usually, a river is used as the borderline. Member of any side can not cross the borderline to the other side. That is a separation, and with time what was once one language will have changed into different accents, then dialects and finally into languages. Other than rivers, valleys and mountains are used as borders to separate such groups. Mountains and valleys determine the weather a place gets. This is why simple societies seem to think that they have different dialects because of drinking water from different stream, or because of soils (rainfall).

    Simple societies have very complicated politics over petty things and when petty issues such as witchcraft are incorporated there, then, the groups/clans fight each other, and eventually they swear that any member of the other group crossing this or that river will meet his/her death. With that, they unknowingly create a separation which is conducive for formation of different dialects.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)