May 05, 2007

You talk funny

The Speech Accent Archive is a real good time. It has hundreds of speech samples from all over the world. And with a fancy search you can find out what a native Afrikaans speaker sounds like.

Also fun: comparing an Edinburgh accent to a Glasgow accent. Or a Texas accent to an Virginia accent.

Maybe I'll be able to properly distinguish an Australian accent from a British one now. Man, do they hate it when you mess that up.

1 comment:

Steve Jenson said...

In Italy, they learn to speak English with a British accent.

Which makes sense when you think about it but is quite strange when you first experience it.