I have been noticing lately how our accent defines us and makes us the unique individuals that we are. Some accents are “harsh” or “scary” or “intimidating”, and then some accents are “romantic”, like the Italian or French accent.
Accents are not inherited, and you are not born with an accent. Children develop language from the people around them, such as their parents, teachers and from other stimuli they're exposed to, such as television. [read more]