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Birmingham Accent (Brummie)

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Manchester Accent (Mancunian)

Listen to and read an interview with a swimmer from Manchester. Click 'local lingo' to hear some Mancunian dialect.

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InternationalRegional Accents

Accents from many English-speaking countries. You can read the transcripts too.

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IViE Database

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London, Cambridge - S England,

Leeds, Bradford, Liverpool, Newcastle - N England

Cardiff - Wales

Edinburgh - Scotland

Belfast - N Ireland

Dublin - Rep. of Ireland

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InternationalPronunciation Differences

Phonemes pronounced by native speakers from the USA, England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Australia, Canada, India and South Africa. Guide by fonetiks.org.

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