I have lived in England for almost eight years. I embrace and use
British English in my daily life but I don’t have a British accent.
I’m not one of those
Americans that attempt to affect a British
accent, but instead sound scary and frankly ridiculous. I’m also not
naturally susceptible to accents. Yes, my intonation has changed and I
say isn’t it
and doesn’t it
rather than ask a question
outright (this used to annoy me but I’ve succumbed!) but all in all the
sound of my voice is still pretty much intact with my American roots....
Read more at Bump2Basics: Random Musings from an American Mom in London