Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Map Quiz Time - Accents

Do you know your Brummie from your Scouse? Or your Geordie from your Cockney? You can find out with Expedia's Accent Map of the British Isles.

In Expedia's quiz you are played a series of spoken phrases. Your job is to detect the accent and select where the speaker is from, from a choice of three locations on a Mapbox map.

If you don't want to play the quiz then you can choose to explore the map. If you select this option you can explore the wonders of British accents by selecting from markers on the map and listening to the audio recordings of people speaking from different regions of the British Isles.

If you need a little practice before trying Expedia's Accent Map of the British Isles then you can learn more about British accents from the British Library's Accents and Dialects Map. This map allows you to listen to recordings of British accents from the BBC Voices collection, the Millennium Memory Bank, the Survey of English Dialects and the Berliner Lautarchiv British & Commonwealth recordings collections.

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