Where did the southern accent come from?
Southern dialects originated mostly from a mix of immigrants from the British Isles, who moved to the American South in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Southern accents originated from the combined accents of the original European settlers. They were primarily from the British Isles, who moved to the south in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Want to help make Alexa smarter?
Alexa was not able to answer this question until the person above taught it how to. Have a go at answering questions that Alexa still cannot answer today and watch your answers get shared to Alexa users!Sign in with Amazon