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The speech accent archive

posted by Jason Kottke   Jan 09, 2014

George Mason University’s speech accent archive collects English speech samples from all over the world. Each speaker is asked to say the same snippet of text:

Please call Stella. Ask her to bring these things with her from the store: Six spoons of fresh snow peas, five thick slabs of blue cheese, and maybe a snack for her brother Bob. We also need a small plastic snake and a big toy frog for the kids. She can scoop these things into three red bags, and we will go meet her Wednesday at the train station.

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