Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Accents of the world

Yesterday, I came across this interesting site at George Mason. The project is cataloging and analyzing the accents of people all over the world as they read (or attempt to read) the same sample paragraph in English. One thing I was struck by was the fact that some of the accents in the US and UK made me crack up a bit.

5 comments:

Rufus said...

I'll have to see if they have Quebecois, which is the funniest accent on earth, in my opinion.

Rufus said...

Success!

http://accent.gmu.edu/browse_language.php?function=detail&speakerid=185

gregvw said...

That's pretty good, but I find the guy in Northern Ireland to have a more amusing accent.

Hiromi said...

They don't have speakers of Hawaiian pidgin! That sucks!

gregvw said...

WHAT?!?

This research is flawed. We'll have to burn down the university and start over.