Nameberry Accent Challenge - Revised

Hey Berries!

I thought I’d revise my accent challenge from some time ago while combining it with the original. I’ve sorted some words from both lists by sound and gave you three examples for each to read aloud. I then created a separate section for words that have multiple common pronunciations.

Accent Section (highlighting specific sounds in your accent)

Short A (æ):
apple
cash
pass

[name_m]Long[/name_m] A:
case
hate
today

“air” sound or equivalent:
arrow
character
hair

“er” sound or equivalent:
[name_f]Earth[/name_f]
her
squirrel

“am” or “an” sound:
gram
hand
whammy

“ag” sound or similar:
ankle
bag
dragon

Short E sound (ɛ):
elephant
hen
tell

[name_m]Long[/name_m] E sound (i):
eerie
geese
me

[name_m]Long[/name_m] I sound (ai):
fire
ice
wise

L sound:
lullaby
lilac
laurel

Short O sound (a):
dock
hot
octagon

[name_m]Long[/name_m] O sound (o):
both
show
totally

ʊ or ʏ sound:
cook
hood
put

[name_m]Long[/name_m] U sound (u):
new
reduce
tune

“ow” sound (au):
downtown
now
south

R sound:
arbor
butter
horse

Pronunciation Section (highlighting pronunciation differences of certain words)

Based on region:
again
aluminum
asthma
Australia
badminton
basil
been
extraordinary
genre
military
parmesan
strawberry
water
Z (the letter)

Based on preference:
address
[name_f]Antarctica[/name_f]
applicable
aunt
caramel
Caribbean
caught
curtain
data
egg
envelope
era
exactly
[name_f]Florida[/name_f]
herb
leisure
[name_u]New[/name_u] Orleans
orange
pajamas
pecan
probably
roof
route
syrup
W (the letter)

Here is my recording! If you have other words in mind that would fit the challenge, feel free to suggest them! Also, if you enjoy this challenge and would like to try it with names, check out my revised name pronunciation challenge!

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Tried this one, too! Thanks for doing these :slightly_smiling_face:

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Thank you so much! I love hearing your pronunciations. :slight_smile:

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Alright!

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Oh my gosh I thought you were [name_u]Ruby[/name_u] [name_m]Granger[/name_m] at first @rosepip

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I just watched a few of her videos, and we do sound rather similar! :slight_smile:

Here’s another one!

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Haha! I’ve never done one of these before as I am quite conscious of my voice (especially living in the US). I have had so many comments about how young my voice sounds and so I usually tend to keep it to myself but let’s see how this goes :joy:

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YOU’RE SO POSH oh my

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this is everyone’s reaction !! i still don’t know if it’s a good thing !!

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it’s beautiful :sob:

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