Celebration of Dialects and Accents, Vol 1 (The North Wind and the Sun)

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.8 stars; 6 reviews)

A celebration of all the wonderful dialects and accents found within the LibriVox community!

The goal being to record a 'phonetically relevant' text by as many volunteers as possible, and make this dialect/accent 'database' available to the world, by releasing the recordings into the public domain. (Summary by Délibáb) (0 hr 36 min)


Flemish accent, slight 1:04 Read by Julie VW
Irish accent 1:14 Read by Padraig O'hIceadha
Australian accent 1:00 Read by Annise
English accent, RP ('no regional accent') 1:15 Read by Ruth Golding
Austrian accent (German) 0:53 Read by Elli
Hungarian accent 1:03 Read by Diana Majlinger
Dutch accent 1:00 Read by Anna Simon
American accent, 'Air Force Brat' 1:08 Read by Bellona Times
English accent, South-East London 0:57 Read by Peter Yearsley
Chinese accent, Taiwan 1:06 Read by Semantic Nuance
English accent, 'honed-off' Black Country Accent 1:05 Read by David Cole
American accent, Upstate New York 0:55 Read by Bridget Gaige
New Zealand accent, Central North Island 1:03 Read by Marianne Coleman-Hipkins
American accent, South Carolina 0:54 Read by Laurie Anne Walden
Australian accent 1:11 Read by Graeme Dunlop
English accent, mother tongue Dutch 1:09 Read by Ernst Pattynama
American accent, Southern California 0:52 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
Chinese accent, Singaporean 1:01 Read by mezzogal
American accent, Minnesota 1:01 Read by TriciaG
Canadian accent, Newfoundland 0:54 Read by Sean Michael Hogan
German accent 1:09 Read by Jessi
American accent, Midwestern 1:08 Read by Alana Jordan
American accent, West Central Pennsylvania 1:07 Read by dullstar
Australian accent, cultivated 1:03 Read by Timothy Ferguson
Australian accent 0:51 Read by Magdalena
English accent, neutral, southern 1:08 Read by Stuart Bell
American accent, Southern Indiana 1:05 Read by Joy Easton
American accent, Texas 0:56 Read by Andi
German accent 0:57 Read by Sonja
American accent, New York City 1:12 Read by Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
Northern Ireland accent 1:06 Read by Délibáb
French accent 1:09 Read by Ezwa
Australian accent, metropolitan 0:58 Read by May Low
American accent, western 0:50 Read by Ben Gr
Australian accent 1:15 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)



(5 stars)

terrific! one can truly perceive the differences between the accents. great for english study and language enthusiasts.

(5 stars)

This was quite interesting. Thx librevox