The Southern United States underwent several major sound changes from the beginning to the middle of the twentieth century, during which a more unified, region-wide sound system developed, markedly different from the sound systems of the nineteenth-century Southern dialects. This dialect fell out of fashion after World War II, but experienced a renewal in primarily male speakers born since the s, who have been the most appealed by, and the biggest appealers for, a successful Cajun cultural renaissance.
Unfortunately, our website is currently unavailable in most European countries. Modern-day Charleston speakers have leveled in the direction of a more generalized Midland accent, away from the city's now-defunct, traditional Charleston accent, whose features were "diametrically opposed to the Southern Shift The New York City English features shared with this dialect include: Yat also lacks the typical vowel changes of the Southern Shift and the pin—pen merger that are commonly heard elsewhere throughout the South.
African-American English has many common points with Southern American English dialects due to the strong historical ties of African Americans to the South.
Since at least the s, this local New Orleans dialect has popularly been called "Yat", from the common local greeting "Where you at? We are engaged on the issue and committed to looking at options that support our full range of digital offerings to the EU market. We continue to identify technical compliance solutions that will provide all readers with our award-winning journalism.
The South proper as a present-day dialect region generally includes all of these pronunciation features below, which are popularly recognized in the United States as a "Southern accent". One historical English dialect spoken only by those raised in the Greater New Orleans area is non-rhotic and noticeably shares more pronunciation commonalities due to very strong historical ties with the New York accent than with other Southern accents.
This French dialect is spoken by many of the older members of the Cajun ethnic group and is said to be dying out.