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  1. Profile photo of buddy
    buddy Male 30-39
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    April 4, 2006 at 11:42 pm
    Link: The Speech Accent Archive - Click the map to hear samples of regional accents.
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    kristin1716 Female 18-29
    29 posts
    April 5, 2006 at 2:46 am
    I like my Chicago accent, whenever someone in Indianapolis tells me "I talk funny" I am going to show them this site!
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    kate192 Female 18-29
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    April 5, 2006 at 4:09 am
    My personal favorite accent is the Czech accent. It just sounds really exotic to me. My godbrother`s grandmother is Czech, and I love listening to her speak.
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    benjbenj Male 30-39
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    April 5, 2006 at 5:18 am
    I guess a great many IAB`s won`t like this link, but I do most definitely! Phonetics is yummy! 4 points!
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    lolakitty72 Female 30-39
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    April 5, 2006 at 5:27 am
    I like the canadian accents- they`re cool eh
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    mashimaro_1 Male 13-17
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    April 5, 2006 at 5:39 am
    I`m canto and a I laugh at their accents:D
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    mashimaro_1 Male 13-17
    207 posts
    April 5, 2006 at 5:43 am
    six bones of fresh snow pees five sick snab of bwue cheese.
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    Scuz Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2006 at 7:28 am
    Please call Stella.

    Stella can go f*** herself.

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    Becky2906 Female 18-29
    53 posts
    April 5, 2006 at 7:40 am
    The British accents really made me laugh!! That`s not really how i speak?? Is it??!!!:-?
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    farquaadhnch Male 18-29
    1225 posts
    April 5, 2006 at 7:55 am
    The Pensacola one is not representative of Florida mainly because the majority of us don`t have a slight southern twang in our speech. I`d say about 2% have southern twang, 40% have northern accents from various locals, and the rest speak spanish.
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    browndog1981 Male 18-29
    105 posts
    April 5, 2006 at 7:57 am
    Great resource, I think the West Aussie accent is spot on.
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    bram Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2006 at 8:01 am
    That was fun. The Texas one sounded like the guy that talked on the training videos when I worked at Wal-Mart. I didn`t hear an accent at all in his voice.
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    mashimaro_1 Male 13-17
    207 posts
    April 5, 2006 at 8:05 am
    Great resource, I think the West Aussie accent is spot on.

    really I really can`t tell the difference between Aussie accents, truly besides the typical Aussie one we always hear

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    mashimaro_1 Male 13-17
    207 posts
    April 5, 2006 at 8:06 am
    The arkansas one is the best!
    http://accent.gmu.edu/searchsaa.php?func...
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    Laguna044 Male 18-29
    10 posts
    April 5, 2006 at 8:38 am
    Yay for the Boston accent!

    Brazil was the best, she sadly can`t speak english well.
    http://accent.gmu.edu/searchsaa.php?func...

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    ajr2006 Male 18-29
    943 posts
    April 5, 2006 at 9:05 am
    thats great and all, whats the point of it?
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    MROCK2020 Male 18-29
    3 posts
    April 5, 2006 at 9:35 am
    Great idea. But you think they could`ve sprung for a larger map. My eyes hurt from having to squint.
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    BigBonny Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2006 at 9:43 am
    Why only a small plastic snake?

    The closest to my accent is "Staffordshire" on the UK map, the flag just above the "OM" on "KINGDOM"

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    BigBonny Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2006 at 9:56 am
    http://accent.gmu.edu/searchsaa.php?func... almost makes me upset, because it sounds so much like my late grandfather, even where he says "sorry" in the middle.
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    rawr_noozle Female 18-29
    211 posts
    April 5, 2006 at 11:35 am
    I really can`t pinpoint which one sounds more like my accent on there. I guess maybe the Pittsburgh, PA one. That one sounds least like it has an accent to me.
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    rawr_noozle Female 18-29
    211 posts
    April 5, 2006 at 11:37 am
    Actually, this one is probably just like mine. It`s just that the kid speaking it sounds like a douche.

    http://accent.gmu.edu/searchsaa.php?func...

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    -Jaz- Male 18-29
    88 posts
    April 5, 2006 at 12:45 pm
    What utter bullpoo! Nobody in britain speaks like that, the reginal accents are -

    Cockney, Manc, Scoucer, Brummy, Jordey, Yorkshire, West Country.

    Oh wait that explains it... It was made by Americans.

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    smexisix Male 13-17
    26 posts
    April 5, 2006 at 1:39 pm
    Please call Stella. Ask her to bring these things with her from the store: Six spoons of fresh snow peas, five thick slabs of blue cheese, and maybe a snack for her brother Bob. We also need a small plastic snake and a big toy frog for the kids. She can scoop these things into three red bags, and we will go meet her Wednesday at the train station
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    Guinstar Female 13-17
    572 posts
    April 5, 2006 at 2:42 pm
    ^ wtf is with that passage? Maybe it is a good variety of all the sounds made in the english language or something but it doesn`t make much sense!
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    six13 Female 18-29
    107 posts
    April 5, 2006 at 4:30 pm
    The canadian ones don`t sound like me (I recorded my voiced and compared..), they sounded...weird.
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    xSheepx Female 18-29
    152 posts
    April 5, 2006 at 4:45 pm
    Oh my gosh, the Sicilian one sounds EXACTLY like my grandpa. it`s a little creepy.
    http://accent.gmu.edu/searchsaa.php?function=detail&speakerid=316
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    Sabre200000 Male 18-29
    1039 posts
    April 5, 2006 at 7:18 pm
    Jaz they recorded these from actual people in each location, your a smart one aren`t you? I think not.

    I thought this was really kool, neat to hear how much different each country`s people can sound across such short distances.

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    sulu Male 18-29
    994 posts
    April 5, 2006 at 7:30 pm
    ha ha it`s funny with arkansas and new york
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    gibsonsga73 Male 13-17
    268 posts
    April 5, 2006 at 8:38 pm
    right o`
    croyky did you sey the soize of that bear
    (brazilian acccent)
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    PrKitty Female 18-29
    370 posts
    April 5, 2006 at 11:59 pm
    That`s awesome!
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    jlnx13 Female 13-17
    138 posts
    April 6, 2006 at 12:23 am
    The girl from Moscow had a hard time reading it!
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    glocktypus Female 18-29
    430 posts
    April 6, 2006 at 1:46 am
    Some of them souned a bit off
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    melancholy87 Female 18-29
    121 posts
    April 6, 2006 at 7:22 am
    That was rubbish, no mention of north england at all, I`m a north-easterner and none of them r n e thing like mine, coming from the other end of the country and all, plus where was the roosterney and all that????
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    -Jaz- Male 18-29
    88 posts
    April 6, 2006 at 10:10 am
    Sabre, this is suppost to represent regininal accents. People who represent them should at least have a broad one. Them british ones were just "American" english. They had NO accent.
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    obe Female 18-29
    99 posts
    April 6, 2006 at 12:52 pm
    i submitted a sample ages ago to this site... but i guess my accent wasn`t good enough. =*(
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    gowidaflo Female 18-29
    154 posts
    April 6, 2006 at 1:53 pm
    the one from the philippines is kind of accurate
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    DarkRose01 Female 18-29
    49 posts
    April 6, 2006 at 2:35 pm
    ^^I agree with Jaz. The accents that were chosen for England werent very representative\or thick. I`m at university with people from all over England and hardly anybody actually talks like that. For proper english accents they should have had some examples of roosterney, geordie or scouse. Or manc which is how i speak :-)
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    DarkRose01 Female 18-29
    49 posts
    April 6, 2006 at 2:36 pm
    ^^*thats suppose to say c*ockney.
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    Sabre200000 Male 18-29
    1039 posts
    April 6, 2006 at 3:00 pm
    ^^Evidently they simply need to update their study with more accents it appears :).
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    lucylucylu Female 13-17
    45 posts
    April 6, 2006 at 3:56 pm
    i live in staffordshire and that sounded nothing like me, but the south of england one sounded like gary rhodes...creepy
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    Bekll Female 18-29
    1984 posts
    April 6, 2006 at 8:51 pm
    My father, who is Swiss-German, listened to the only Swiss-German one on this site and said it`s fake. That he sounds British really. By the way, my father lived in England for two years once.

    Hm... Interesting.

    My accent? I first spoke Swiss-Italian for 7 years and then American English the past 11. What kind of accent could I possibly have? Maybe I should put mine on there.

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    tinky10675 Male 30-39
    170 posts
    April 6, 2006 at 9:22 pm
    I dont know why this was interesting but it was. I wish someone would record all those people and and put some zany techno beat behind them that would be kewl!
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    RS-Kensai Male 18-29
    15 posts
    April 7, 2006 at 5:51 pm
    Foreign people talk funny.
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    shipyard Male 30-39
    630 posts
    April 8, 2006 at 11:17 am
    The accents are not meant to be representations of people speaking in their own language...but speaking in international english. So please fack off if you dont think it sounds like your exact accent...you probably speak in your own area`s slang.

    This is an invaluable tool for a linguist. Good work.

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    guardateciel Female 18-29
    727 posts
    April 9, 2006 at 6:07 pm
    yay boston woot yeah that was a really random passage
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    guardateciel Female 18-29
    727 posts
    April 9, 2006 at 6:11 pm
    lol did you hear the ontario canada one lol
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    flovebunny Female 18-29
    406 posts
    April 10, 2006 at 7:37 pm
    this has been up here before, but i like it.
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    Cindy_ Female 30-39
    531 posts
    April 10, 2006 at 7:44 pm
    This is great! I love these things. :-D
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    engruls06 Female 18-29
    401 posts
    June 29, 2006 at 1:25 am
    i wish they would of put better accents on for the british and Irish...some of them sounded american...wth

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