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Topic: Accent (02/21/13)
TITLE: Learning From Others
By Becky Munoz
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Throughout our lives, as we work, travel and vacation, we discover new and different life lessons as we walk and talk with others. The accents of all the lands are heard in every corner of the world today. People are allowed to travel and take their traditions and customs wherever they go. In our own cities and towns, we hear the accents of different lands and countries by those who have chosen to reside nearby.
In North America alone, we can tell where someone is from by listening to them speak. The southern drawl of a Georgia farmer is a dead give away when he travels to the North. Texans have a drawl also, but with a more definite flavor. Boston folks are easy to spot, along with New Jersey dwellers.
There are many foreign accents in the United States. The Irishman's accent is very common. Australians and Englishmen speak in a lovely fashion. We find the German accent to be thick and the French accent vulgar. Our Latin friends are very understandable and we probably don't even think twice about their accent in this day and age.
Professors of language are intrigued with the many accents the world possesses. It is wise for us to remember that each accent represents a person's culture and heritage. Sharing our family information in our own accent brings the world closer together.
I believe that is the way that God intended the world He created here to be. One big, happy family, full of different backgrounds, experiences and accents. He wants us to share what we know so that we can learn from each other and pass on what we know to our families and friends. He wants us to learn and grow each day. Wisdom and knowledge passed from one generation to another. Major accents blending with minor accents to explode into the language of understanding and harmony.
I find myself listening to everyone around me and delighting in the many accents I hear. It is positive proof that God is in control and we are still, and will be until the end of time, one big family.
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