Honduras gets a second subject

Monday, July 25, 2022

Thanks to a self-submission from a 31-year-old man from Tegucigalpa, we now have our second subject (and first male) from the Central American nation of Honduras. See Honduras…

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Welcome our first San Jose area subject

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Despite having more than 1,600 subjects, IDEA has been missing a person from the San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland metro area in California — until now. So a big thanks…

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Welcome Arkansas 42

Monday, June 27, 2022

Adding to our fine collection of Arkansas subjects gathered by Senior Editor Ben Corbett and others is our latest addition from the “Natural State”: Arkansas 42. This subject,…

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Introducing two Norwegian subjects

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Thanks to new IDEA contributor Roxanne Wellington, we have just doubled our collection of Norwegians. Both of the new subjects — one man and one woman — are…

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Welcome four Syrian phonetic transcriptions

Friday, June 17, 2022

If you’re a student of phonetics — and especially if you’re interested in Middle Eastern languages and accents — you should check out our newest phonetic transcriptions. IDEA…

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The ‘Bardic Tradition’ of IDEA

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

If you’ve spent time listening to the recordings on IDEA, you know how important storytelling is to the archive. Indeed, each subject is asked not just to recite…

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Introducing a Gullah subject from South Carolina

Friday, May 20, 2022

Please welcome South Carolina 12, a 38-year-old woman from the U.S. state of South Carolina who grew up speaking both Gullah and standard English. Thank you to IDEA…

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Welcome a new North Dublin subject

Monday, May 16, 2022

Please welcome John Burke to IDEA. John submitted his own voice (and you can too) to the archive. He’s particularly valuable, as he’s lived on the north side…

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Welcome new editor Jacqueline Springfield

Friday, April 29, 2022

Congratulations to Jacqueline Springfield, who joins IDEA’s family of associate editors with her latest submission, South Carolina 11. This subject is particularly valuable, as she’s proficient in Geechee.

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Say hello to a new African nation: Zambia

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Please welcome a new country to the IDEA family of nations: Zambia. Zambia 1 is actually a relabeling of our old India 7, which was contributed by Elizabeth…

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