Accents of English speakers worldwide

I just found a great resource for hearing samples of accents of English from all around the world. It’s from the esteemed University of Edinburgh, and though it predictably has more focus on the British Isles (which is great, because there are so many different British accents), it also has accents from many other places where people speak English natively. Interestingly, it includes audio clips from other Germanic languages, including Dutch and Icelandic.

A really great feature is that you can search and display by place (so it shows you a list of words in that accent), or by word (which shows you a list of all the accents saying that one word).

If you’ve ever wanted to know how a person from the Isle of Lewis pronounces the word goose, now you can find out.

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