There has been much talk about American English, in terms ancestral. Researchers have analyzed speech sounds and "derived" them with particularity suggestive of Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion. More→
The "mother of tongues" had no words for a man, woman, or child?
Irish people speak English out of submissiveness. You cannot dominate someone who does not speak your language, and those were the English to bring the language to Ireland — Diarmaid Ferriter ventured his frown at human glibness on RTE One. More→