"Six spoons of fresh snow peas, five thick slabs of blue cheese, and maybe a snack..."
Speech accent archive has 250 speech samples of the same paragraph.(via J Walk)
A resource for many including "actors who need to learn an accent " Boynton wonders when a fascinating new audition script featuring Stella and her grocery mission impossible will start doing the rounds.
The two examples of "Australian English" show the relative lack of regional variation, although the Queensland woman tends slightly towards the Pauline at times. Boynton hopes they get a South Australian into the "pool" soon.
Just going to snuggle up to my lonely pillow and listen to Afrikaaner through to Vietnamese and dose Brooklyn accents in between. What a fantastic site! I'm practising already...
Posted by Nora at July 9, 2003 05:49 PM
I want the South African to admit...
"The Ossseeys ore bitter then ors et crikkit"
Posted by Tony.T at July 9, 2003 06:05 PM
End thu kiwis es will. Drim on.
Posted by boynton at July 9, 2003 06:23 PM
and just what is Stella going to cook with blue cheese and green peas and the mysterious snack, i wonder...ugh!
Posted by Gianna at July 9, 2003 07:58 PM
I know Gianna, almost sounds like something from Lileks' Gallery of Regrettable Food, although the snow-peas makes it seem perhaps more 80's nouvelle than 50's nuclear.
Posted by boynton at July 10, 2003 12:02 PM