English is the only language I speak. Sure, I’m jealous of my VO friends who speak two or more languages…they’re more marketable…but I still feel like I’m learning English!
So how hard can it be to learn a few dialects (in English), and still be able to broaden my prospects? Some people are just good a picking up this stuff by ear, but these are skills that CAN be learned.
I looked around a bit and found a few online resources, and it occurred to me y’all (Southern drawl) might benefit from the list, too.
If you can think of any others, please add them in the comment section below.
I haven’t even mentioned the many apps you can get for your smartphone that might help with this. …Another blog perhaps.
American Dialect Links (wow…lots here!)
English Dialects by Continent (Wikipedia)
(and finally, my favorite) How To Speak with a New Jersey Accent