Thursday, July 12, 2007

The rain in Spain

An amazing archive of foreign accents in English. (It would be even more useful for the novelist or playwright if it included a component where the speaker then rephrased the passage in his/her own words--it's really not accent at all so much as rhythms of speech that you need to hear if you're writing--but this is perhaps too much to ask...)

(Thanks to Nico for the link.)

1 comment:

  1. My friends and I have been playing with this site for a few years now. "english6," a lady from Brooklyn, is a personal favorite of mine. We always joke about Stella and her five thick slabs of blue cheese. I wouldn't want to sit next to her on that train ride!