Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Link: listen to real speech accents!

I found this link today, thanks to Jami Gold on Twitter. It's a website where you can go and listen to recordings of different speech accents. They have a terrific search page where you can specify the native language of the speaker, gender, place of birth, and age. You can even specify details about the accent itself! This is a fantastic resource for those working with dialects.


  1. Hi Juliette,

    Isn't that a great website? I found it when I was trying to track down a South African English accent. If I imagine the right lilt in my mind, it's easier for me to know the words the character would use.

    BTW, the Twitter link for me isn't working, so I just thought I'd mention that I'm @JamiGold ( :)

  2. Hi, Jami. Thanks again for the link. When I click the link above, it seems to work for me, but thanks for the additional information. I appreciate your comment.

  3. Another great resource if you want North American dialect and accent help is this fantastic map: A tremendous amount of work has gone into it, and I find it amazing.

  4. Thanks for the link, Jessica! It's visually a bit brutal, but certainly a great collection.