Thursday, November 20, 2003

International Dialects of English Archive

The IDEA's site is pretty interesting if you're interested in phonetics or you just like to hear different English speakers' accents. After reading a short story, each speaker talks about their lives. Also, if their native language is English they'll talk about their accent. Some people who learned English as a second or third language almost have no non-English accent. They have a number of samples from all over the world and it's an informative site. My favorite accents are the French textbook ones. Their accents sound so much better than most native English speakers'. I also like the girl from China's story about what she thought about the United States before and after living there.