‘Best overall’ dialect website

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Thanks to Life Hacker writer Nick Douglas for selecting IDEA as the “best overall choice for picking a random region and hearing what those people sound like.” Read…

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Thanks for the donation!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Thank you to San Francisco dialect coach and actor Kimily Conkle for her recent donation to IDEA. Though we’ve received several-dozen donations over the last couple of years,…

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Indian sample added

Monday, August 14, 2017

We’ve just added our 14th sample from India. The subject (who submitted herself) is a 23-year-old woman from the southern part of the country. If you’re interested in…

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Another Scottish sample added

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

We’re happy to announce our 26th subject from Scotland. He’s a 22-year-old man from Perth. Thanks to IDEA Associate Editor Flloyd Kennedy for the submission.

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BBC quiz features IDEA accents

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

A new “Guess the Accent” online quiz by the British Broadcasting Company (BBC) pays tribute to IDEA by using accent and dialect samples from our website. Check it…

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Welcome two new American samples

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

We’ve just added two new American samples to IDEA: Wyoming 6 and Texas 21. They are from IDEA Associate Editor Deric McNish, with assistance from Shane Bruno and…

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Welcome 5 samples from 3 continents

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Thanks again to Senior Editor David Nevell and his students, IDEA has five new subjects, from three separate continents. The new samples are France 15, New Zealand 19,…

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Welcome our seventh Kansas sample

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy Fourth of July! And, appropriately for the holiday, we have a new sample from right in the heart of America. Courtesy of IDEA contributor Scott Stackhouse, please…

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European, Mexican samples added

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Thanks to Senior Editor David Nevell and his students, we have three new IDEA samples: Belarus 3, Sweden 6, and Zacatecas 1. The latter is the first from…

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Welcome our 113th Chinese sample

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

We’ve just added our sixth sample from the Chinese province of Sichuan. It’s our 113th overall from China. IDEA has more subjects from China than from any other…

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