Voice Map
February 21, 2011 9:29 AM   Subscribe

Click the dots on the Voice Map to hear how people who live there pronounce English as found in Richard Hargreaves's Mr. Tickle. Or contribute your own recording.
posted by Joe Beese (6 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: previously -- jessamyn

Cool! Recording now.
posted by ReeMonster at 9:39 AM on February 21, 2011

I can't listen to any of these right now, but it looks similar to the Speech Accent Archive, which is fascinating.
posted by maqsarian at 9:39 AM on February 21, 2011

I just went to the British Library this weekend to see their Evolving English exhibit and at the end of the gallery they had some "telephone booths" set up for you to submit your own recordings. I recited the Mr. Tickle story as well as tell a story of how my friend and I have started using "obv" (pronounced ob-vee) in conversation as a shorthand for "obviously".

The exhibit itself was pretty cool, very crowded on a gloomy Saturday tough.
posted by like_neon at 9:40 AM on February 21, 2011

Lots of the dots dont seem to match up...I clicked on Melbourne and got a voice from Ruislip, England. Other than that though...its cool!!
posted by GamesRmeLife at 9:45 AM on February 21, 2011

Given that I lived 1/3 of life in Newfoundland, 8 years in Nashville and the remainder in the upper, upper America midwest, and that I had a cleft palate as a kid, somehow I don't think they want my speech as a representative of where I live.
posted by edgeways at 9:46 AM on February 21, 2011

This is a double. This was already posted here.
posted by vacapinta at 10:10 AM on February 21, 2011

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