Accent Base: "Communication is all"
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An online educational resource

Helping people to understand accents around the world

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Watch videos, listen to accents

with International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) transcriptions

Take a look!

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Become an Accent Ambassador!

Join in the global project to map what the human world actually sounds like

Join today!

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Find an accent on the map

An ever-growing database of accents.

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Welcome to Accent Base! New to this site?

Find An Accent

Go to our accent list or view our world map.

International Phonetic Alphabet

Find out about the essential IPA and how it provides the key to the Accentbase system.

Be an Accent Ambassador

Represent your accent, celebrate your region and be part of an innovative global project.


Speaking out for regional accents

Wouldn’t communication be easier if we ditched our accents and we all spoke in a ‘standard’ style?

Well, yes, maybe it would be easier, but who wants to live in a world where there is no colour and variety, where cultural identity, character and spirit is eradicated from a region in favour of practicality and convenience?... Read More »

Watch videos, listen to accents

An ever-growing online educational tool to help with the understanding of local accents and dialects.

  • Listen to local people speak
  • The most useful combinations of vowels and consonants
  • A great help to visiting students, tourists and business people

Be part of a fantastic global project

Join in our global project to map the sounds of the human world.

  • Let's create the ultimate accent guide!
  • Start by becoming an Accent Ambassador for your region.
  • A great way to make the world aware of how people talk!

Introduction Video

Watch this video to see what it's all about...

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