The English language has many sounds. The original in the Queen’s English. Other variants have sprung up over the years as Explorers and Conquerors from Mother England have traveled the globe, exploring and conquering the local savages. Variants include that spoken in the Raj, Nigeria, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, the Philippines, South Africa, and various & sundry other locales throughout the world. In America, there are many dialects and accents – New England, New York, Midwestern, Canadian Maritimes, Southern Canadian, Western Canadian, US Down East, Central Atlantic, Southeastern, Southern, Texan, Okie, Tejano, Californian, Northwestern, Upper Great Plains and many other hybrids of these.