Dialects Help List

by | Nov 23, 2010 | Links | 1 comment

‘Finishing up an audiobook with a South African character left me flat-footed.

Yeah…how DO they talk?

I posted my query on the FaceBook VoiceOver Friends group, and got back some helpful responses.

It occurs to me y’all (Southern drawl) might benefit from the list, too.

I’ve added a few of my own resources.

If you can think of any others, please add them in the comment section below.


International Dialects of English Archive

The Speech Accent Archive


Dialect 411

American Dialect Links (wow…lots here!)

Speaking British

Accent and Dialect Books


Learn Scottish for Free

Article on American Dialects

Difference Between Accent and Dialect

Gender Dialects?

English Dialects by Continent (Wikipedia)

Neutralizing Accents

(and finally, my favorite)  How To Speak with a New Jersey Accent



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1 Comment

  1. Jamie Muffett

    Very useful list. For fun I checked out the British advice (I’m a Brit) and for the most part it was pretty accurate. Although if you followed all the tips you would be a weird amalgamation of British accents ūüôā

    Thanks for sharing.



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