Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Comparisons of different English accents

Sound Comparisons is a website where you can listen to English words pronounced in a variety of different accents, including those from various British, Irish, North American regions, as well as some other countries around the world where English is spoken, and also comparisons with the same word in various Germanic languages.

Very interesting, and the page is easy to use (to hear any given sound file, just mouse over the phonetic transcription; no need to click through to another page).

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4 Comments:

At September 17, 2008 11:10 PM, Blogger Judy and Dagmar Jenner said...

Excelente sitio, muchas gracias. Could also be a great resource for interpreters -- thanks for sharing this handy tool.

I wanted to get an RSS feed from your site, but don't see the "subscribe" link?

Ah, y ¡Viva México! y eso que fue ayer. :)

We just started our own translation blog this week (born on Mexican Independence Day!) and want to add other sites we like to our Blogroll. Can we add yours?

 
At September 17, 2008 11:39 PM, Blogger Mago said...

Thanks for dropping by, and I'd be honoured to be on your blogroll.

I don't know how to make the RSS feed visible, but it's there, and if you use a utility that cam autodetect it, it should do so.

OK, update, I tried to put a feed thingy in the sidebar; let me know if it didn't work.

 
At October 02, 2008 12:06 PM, Anonymous Anthony James Barnett - author said...

A useful blog. Well done.

 
At October 06, 2008 2:06 PM, Anonymous Johanne said...

That was a very good tip! I saved the link straight to my favourites. Although I am living and working in England for 14 years now I still have the occasional difficulty when speaking to someone with a really broad accent. Thanks a lot for posting this link!

 

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