This post isn’t at all about Death Cab for Cutie’s album Transatlanticism, though I do enjoy most, if not all, of Ben Gibbard’s output. Especially Such Great Heights which is a gift that keeps on giving and a digression. ;-)
No the real impetus for all this blogging nonsense is Amy Walker and her 21 Accents.
That 21st accent is the one that really interests me. It’s called the Transatlantic accent.
- I’ve never heard it “in the wild”
- Working partly for TCM now, I swear I’ve heard it in a film or two
Any word smiths, accent experts or generally knowledgeable folk want to weigh in? My ears await the mellifluent and dulcet tones of your explanation of this derivation of the American accent.