Accents

The United States Of Accents: African American Vernacular English

The United States Of Accents: African American Vernacular English

What is AAVE? Where did it come from? How is it used today? All this and more are answered in this installment of the United States of Accents.
We Asked Thousands Of People About Their Accent In Another Language And Here’s What They Said

We Asked Thousands Of People About Their Accent In Another Language And Here’s What They Said

It turns out that more people are afraid of their accent than they are of flying.
What Is The Schwa Vowel?

What Is The Schwa Vowel?

Schwat’s the deal with the schwa vowel?
Can You Ever Lose Your Accent?

Can You Ever Lose Your Accent?

Can you ever lose your native accent? Don’t worry, there’s no real danger of misplacing it.
Villains, Brits, And Cliché Movie Accents

Villains, Brits, And Cliché Movie Accents

From Egyptian pharaohs with British accents to foreign settings where everyone speaks accented English, the Hollywood formula for depicting “foreignness” or “otherness” relies on some odd and outdated stereotypes.
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.