Monday, February 12, 2007

Speech Accent Archive

English is spoken all over the world - not necessarily all natives, but nevertheless...
You might already have noticed, for example, how strange a Welsh accent sounds (7c: remember that listening comprehension exercise?) to somebody who isn't used to it. This website will give you access to a great number of different speech samples, with speakers from literally all walks of life (and, more importantly, places) reading the very same text in their very own accent. Enjoy! ;)

1 comment:

david said...

Mr. Weese,

I just bumped into your blog about Speech Accent Archive. As a non-native speakers who've lived in the U.S. for over a decade, I thought accent is a fascinating topic. That's why we made it very easy for anyone to record "please call stella" at our site ( so he or she can get feedback from others. Feel free to check it out.