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Writing dialogue with accents
snurf
Posted: Monday, March 7, 2011 8:17 PM
Joined: 2/27/2011
Posts: 18


http://accent.gmu.edu/index.php

A Scottish character cropped up in one of my WIPs . I was delighted to find an odd little website that lets me listen to various accents and it has helped with writing the dialogue. The site - The Speech Accent Archive - features a large set of speech samples (audio files) of native and non-native speakers of English all reading the same English text.
http://accent.gmu.edu/index.php


stephmcgee
Posted: Friday, March 18, 2011 4:26 PM
Joined: 3/13/2011
Posts: 245


How interesting! I'll have to go check it out as I have a book where all the characters have a slight accent, but I can't figure out how to describe each one. (Each character is from a different locale so has a slightly different accent.)
Alexander Hollins
Posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2011 9:31 AM
Joined: 3/13/2011
Posts: 416


Awesome. that is totally bookmarked, thank you!
AudryT
Posted: Sunday, April 3, 2011 6:06 AM
Joined: 3/4/2011
Posts: 16


You can also find individuals sharing their accents on youtube if you do a search for a specific accent, though in that case you have to sift through people practicing fake accents.
Minal
Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2011 9:07 AM
Joined: 5/10/2011
Posts: 2


Any other site apart from youtube, I am writing about a community that believes in living outside the so called civilized circle i.e. the frontiers....how can we make them 'real' especially when these people are happy in their own world!
 

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