Accents

What Is Received Pronunciation, And Is There A Better Term For This Accent?

What Is Received Pronunciation, And Is There A Better Term For This Accent?

What is Received Pronunciation, and where does this British accent come from? We explore this and other terms (perhaps one we should use instead!).
How Many Vowel Sounds Does English Have?

How Many Vowel Sounds Does English Have?

How many English vowel sounds are there? Well, it depends on what variety of English we’re talking about. Here’s a brief overview for British and American English.
Canadian English Vs. American English – What Are The Differences?

Canadian English Vs. American English – What Are The Differences?

Is Canadian English its own language variety? And if so, what makes it different? We’re comparing Canadian vs. American vs. British English.
The New Zealand Accent: More Than ‘Fush And Chups’

The New Zealand Accent: More Than ‘Fush And Chups’

The New Zealand accent is one of the most distinctive English accents — and it’s also one of the trickiest. Here’s everything you wanted to know about the kiwi accent.
Your Quick Guide To (Almost) Every English Accent

Your Quick Guide To (Almost) Every English Accent

There are dozens (upon dozens) of English accents across the globe, but here’s a quick guide to the most notable.
Quiz: Can We Guess Which Region You’re From Based On Your Dialect?

Quiz: Can We Guess Which Region You’re From Based On Your Dialect?

Take our American accent quiz to see if the way you pronounce things and the words you use can help us guess which U.S. region you’re from.
Multilinguish Episode 5: Sexiest Accents

Multilinguish Episode 5: Sexiest Accents

What are the sexiest accents in the U.S. and the world? And why do we find certain accents more attractive? In the final episode of season 1, we tackle these crucial questions.
Alexa Fails: When Virtual Assistants Meet Virtually Any Foreign Accent Ever

Alexa Fails: When Virtual Assistants Meet Virtually Any Foreign Accent Ever

Alexa has an accent problem. Fortunately, this makes her an accidental comedian too.
The United States Of Accents: A Guide To The American Ways Of Speaking

The United States Of Accents: A Guide To The American Ways Of Speaking

There are a lot of American Accents out there, and we’re trying to explore all of them in our series, ‘The United States Of Accents.’
But We’re British! A Tour Of The British Isles In 8ish Accents

But We’re British! A Tour Of The British Isles In 8ish Accents

What does a “British accent” sound like? It depends who you’re asking and where you are in the British Isles. Here’s an overview of 8 regional varieties of British English.
The United States Of Accents: Announcer Voice And Other Radio Accents

The United States Of Accents: Announcer Voice And Other Radio Accents

Do radio announcers have a specific accent? You bet they do, and it hasn’t always been the same. Here’s a history of radio voices from the 1920s to today.
Improve Your Accent With These 5 Simple Tricks

Improve Your Accent With These 5 Simple Tricks

Language learners often neglect honing a good accent in favor of focusing on grammar and vocabulary — but it’s important to practice your accent too! We explain why and explore some useful tips for improving it.
The United States Of Accents: Native American English

The United States Of Accents: Native American English

In this edition of United States of Accents, we talk about Native American English, or the Reservation Accent, and where it might have come from.
How Australian English Grew Its Wings

How Australian English Grew Its Wings

How did Australian English become distinct from British English? We explore its history from 1788 until today.