This week's article, Hear What Scholars Think English Will Sound Like In 100 Years, by Michael Erard (28 September 2016) deals briefly with the opinion of three different scholars on this topic.
Once again, the question of intelligibility comes up: “Is it better practice to promote intelligibility or should learners reproduce American- or British-accented English? The direction that is taken will determine how the English of the future sounds.”
There are three interesting recordings of how English sounds in three different periods.
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