Re: old english accent was closer to American southern accent
And, of course, New Orleans is often pronounced "Nawlens" both down in Louisiana as well as elsewhere in the American South. As well as the different ways to pronounce the Appalachian Mountains that's been touched on in other language, dialect and accent threads over time.
Human instinct is pretty strong. You can't expect us to change overnight.
-Captain Jonathan Archer, 2151