Friday, September 22, 2006

No Cork Accent?

I stumbled on the speech accent archive today and of course, I went straight to Ireland to check out the samples.

The south seems a tad, um, unrepresented.

To be representative of the diversity of accents in Ireland one would need to add a Dublin, a Cork and a Kerry at the very least, to the two samples already there.

The difference between, say, a Donegal accent and, say, a Cork accent is waayyyyy bigger than the physical separation of 200 miles or so would lead you to believe.

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