Welcome two new South African subjects

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

We’ve just added our 32nd and 33rd subjects from South Africa, thanks to IDEA contributor Nadia Barnard.

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Welcome our 17th Michigan subject

Monday, October 23, 2017

Thanks to IDEA Associate Editor Deric McNish, we now have our 17th sample from the U.S. state of Michigan. The subject is an 18-year-old from just outside Detroit.

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Welcome our fifth Egyptian sample

Thursday, October 19, 2017

We’ve just added another Egyptian sample to IDEA. This is the fifth from that nation. The 37-year-old man from Cairo talks extensively about the recent political turmoil in…

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Manitoba sample added

Monday, October 2, 2017

Please welcome our third sample from the Canadian province of Manitoba. The subject is a 57-year-old man from Winnipeg.

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Announcing a great new audiobook

Monday, September 18, 2017

For a great example of a Rhode Island/Boston dialect – plus some fascinating cultural history – check out the new audiobook by Sarah Jo Burke about the Burke…

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‘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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