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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Welcome our 15th Iranian subject

Monday, March 21, 2022

Please welcome our 15th subject from Iran and the first from the northeast part of the country (Mashhad). Thanks to IDEA contributor Phyllis Cohen for the contribution! The…

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Introducing England 115, from Hertfordshire

Monday, January 17, 2022

Please welcome England 115, a 47-year-old woman from the second English “garden city”: Welwyn Garden City, in Hertfordshire, north of London. Thanks to IDEA Associate Editor Barrie Kreinik…

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Welcome Virginia 14, a subject born with cleft palate

Monday, January 10, 2022

Please welcome our newest IDEA self-submission, Virginia 14. The 33-year-old woman from Rockingham County was born with cleft palate, specifically Pierre Robin Sequence (PRS), and had corrective surgery…

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Year in review: 2021

Thursday, December 30, 2021

Though 2021 was a difficult year for many, it was another extremely productive one for IDEA. Some highlights, congratulations, and thanks: Site visitors continue to grow. The archive…

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