GEN-TRIVIA-ENG-L ArchivesArchiver > GEN-TRIVIA-ENG > 2007-01 > 1167924427
From: "Geo." <>
Subject: Re: [TRIVVIES] Spoken English
Date: Fri, 5 Jan 2007 00:27:07 +0900
Did you find the link to the BBC Voices site, Lizzie?
I posted the URL for the 'Collect Britain' site because of the links to the other wonderful collections on there as well. I should have pointed people to the link on that site to the BBC 'Voices' site at;
http://www.bbc.co.uk/voices/recordings/index.shtml which is a more direct route to the sound files.
It's unfortunate but because of the greater mobility of people and families these days local dialects everywhere are being diluted. In another two or three generations I suspect there will not be a great deal of variation in accent anywhere in England.
George! These sound-files are wonderful! They are rather mild examples in
many cases, but I suppose they'd be unintelligible otherwise. There is one
of an east Anglian thatcher (Essex or Suffolk) and when he says "get on"
[the roof] he says "gidawn" exactly like someone from the US Southern
|Re: [TRIVVIES] Spoken English by "Geo." <>|