Please call Stella. How many ways are there to say this phrase? Did you guess 1,204? Thats how many differing voice samples the Speech Accent Archive has chronicled. They use an elicitation paragraph consisting of all English sounds and sound combinations to document the English accent as spoken all over the world. Want to compare a speaker from Brooklyn to another New Yorker? Or speakers from Brisbane and London? Im no linguist, but I couldnt hold my tongue over this gem of a website.
The Speech Accent Archive
Monday, August 10th, 2009