28 August 2019

British Accents and Dialects

From the British Library, hear speakers from 70 different locations all over the UK recorded from the mid-20th century to the present day. https://www.bl.uk/british-accents-and-dialects/articles/accents-and-dialects-of-england.
You may also want to revisit the NYT British-Irish Dialect Quiz.


Anonymous said...

Ooh aarrgh! Tha'd be nice.

Denis Bourque said...

You can get an "accented" trip around Scotland and Ireland in under 3 minutes with "The Rumour" by Andy Stewart at https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=347558922627742 or (voice only) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEiaqlWRfUk . Enjoy ;)

Barry Read said...

I was born in the Harrow area of London and went to school with Cockneys from London. The American insurance company Geico states that it Geico gecko has a Cockney accent. I hear a London accent but not a Cockney one. Anyone else?