How did American English originate?

  1. aspiretoinspire profile image59
    aspiretoinspireposted 5 years ago

    How did American English originate?

    How did American English originate? Was there a conscious desire to have differences to British English?

  2. diamond1mo profile image60
    diamond1moposted 5 years ago

    The credit would have to be largely placed upon Noah Webster and his attempts to standardize the spelling, pronunciation, and definitions.  I say attempts, because many of his ideas were flatly rejected in favor of the English conventions established by Samuel Johnson.  As for British English, Oxford produces a fantastic dictionary but it English is not standard on even that isle.
    By the way, American English has nine parts of speech while the UK has only eight- but most American ELA teachers still teach only eight.

  3. DzyMsLizzy profile image98
    DzyMsLizzyposted 5 years ago

    How did American English diverge from British English?  What are the roots and history of the English Language? read more

 
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