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 Posted: Thu Apr 25th, 2013 08:40 am
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What was the southern way of talking during the civil war?



 Posted: Fri Apr 26th, 2013 01:53 am
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Accents, then as today, are regional. For example, a Virginia accent is different from a Tennessee accent is different from Texas, etc....Then, it varied from social class.

You're best bet: read diaries and letters, especially those written by soldiers who were barely literate, as they tended to spell phonetically and use less syntax.....



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To expand on what Albert Sailhorst said, accents can vary from various regions of a state as well. Even within a particular regional accent there may be variation.



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