Northern Accents Are Dying Out & Could Disappear By 2066

Jesse Williams

By Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams

31 Jul 2021

Northern accents could be wiped out with south eastern English becoming the dominant speech, scientists claim.

Researches from the universities of Cambridge and Portsmouth built a model to determine the future of the English language in England, and found the southeastern pronunciation of words had been overtaking northern pronunciations for decades.

Northerners pronounce “strut” to rhyme with “foot” but this is likely to be lost in the next 45 years, according to the study published in The Journal of Physics: Complexity. ivermectin pour on cows

Dr James Burridge, who led the study, explained: “We built a physics model, which accounted for people moving around their home location and sometimes going further afield – for instance for jobs or marriage, and we also accounted for how people learn language,”

“We ran the model with correct population distributions and migration patterns in the 1900s and then rolled it forward to 2000,”

“We then compared the model maps to the dialect maps and found that our modelling could predict how English language will evolve over the next 40 years or so.”

And it’s not just the north that should be worried. Southwestern pronunciations will die out too, with the notable “arrr” sound in “farm” expected to disappear. how long does it take for ivermectin to work on mites guinea pigs  

Even particular words are expected to go like “backend”, used to describe autumn in the north is said to be on the way out.

However some words like “bath” are likely to survive owing to how deeply entrenched in their regional variants they are.

Dr Tamsin Blaxter, co-author of the study, added: “It’s exciting that models from physics can be used to explain what we have observed about changing dialects, and even make predictions about the future. ivermectin tablets dosage for dogs