People who lived in Galilee, where Jesus grew up in what is now northern Israel, had an accent. That’s how people waiting outside the high priest’s home during Jesus’ trial recognized Peter as one of his disciples. “You must be one of them; we can tell by your Galilean accent,” (Matthew 26:73). Other Jewish writings suggest they dropped their h’s. Instead of “If I had a hammer” it was “If I ‘ad a ’ammer.” Complete Visual Bible, p. 392.