This week’s Video-Fix is on accents and how to tell them apart. Dialect coach Erik Singer shows us the delicate differences of a few commonly-confused regional accents. For instance, can you tell the difference between an Australian and a New Zealand accent? Or, what about the regional neighbouring accents of Philadelphia and New York?
Accents come from the way we pronounce certain words, letters, and phrases and Erik Singer explains these in depth. With his phonetic expertise, he demonstrates specific vowel sounds to tell similar accents apart and teaches us quick and easy sentences for some fun accent party tricks.
Written by Mads Rise
Communication Trainee at the Terminology Coordination Unit of the European Parliament in Luxembourg. Holds a BA in English and IT-based Marketing and Communication from the University of Southern Denmark. Mads finished his BA with a thesis in Search Engine Optimisation and E-commerce. He has hands on experience in web communication, SEO, administration and logistics.