Dating app for accents

dating app for accents

How does the app know where your accent is from?

Using the answers, the app generates a heat map and tries to guess where the users accent is from using three possible locations (pictured right). The questions are based on the Survey of English Dialects that took place between 60 and 70 years ago

Should you date someone with a British accent?

No doubt about it, accents can be big turn-ons. An exotic turn of phrase or a funny pronunciation can make a regular conversation something much more memorable. It was just luck that I ran into James in a coffee shop in New Zealand, but many daters are more proactive in seeking out partners with accents-especially those from Britain.

How did I Love Your Accent start?

After Rochelle and her husband moved from the UK to Florida, she began hearing a familiar refrain from many people she’d meet: “I love your accent!” “People say that to me all the time, and how can you get mad at someone who says they love anything about you?” she said. That inspired her to start ILoveYourAccent.com.

Where can I find old recordings of the British accent?

The old recordings are now held by the British Library and were made available for use in the app. The app tries to predict a users regional accent based on their pronunciation of 26 words and colloquialisms.

How does the accent detection app work?

Users can either select which word they use to describe an item (example pictured left), or they can listen to how different words are pronounced and select the most appropriate (pictured right) Using the answers, the app generates a heat map and tries to guess where the users accent is from using three possible locations (pictured right).

Can an app predict your regional accent?

The app tries to predict a users regional accent based on their pronunciation of 26 words and colloquialisms. Users can either select which word they use to describe an item (example pictured left), or they can listen to how different words are pronounced and select the most appropriate (pictured right)

How does the accent quiz work?

At the end of the quiz, the app generates a heat map and tries to guess where the users accent is from using three possible locations. Users can rate how accurately the app determined where they are from and give feedback to improve the its accuracy.

Can you guess your accent from a heat map?

Called English Dialects, the app generates a heat map based on your answers and guesses where your accent is from. The free app, available for iOS and Android, was built by researchers from the University of Cambridge. It attempts to guess a users regional accent based on their pronunciation of 26 words and colloquialisms.

What kind of sound recordings are in the British Library?

British Library Sounds Listen to a selection from the British Library’s extensive collections of unique sound recordings, which come from all over the world and cover the entire range of recorded sound: music, drama and literature, oral history, wildlife and environmental sounds.

Where can I find all the British voices and documentation?

The British Library has now acquired digital copies of all the British voices and documentation.

How do I find an example of an accent or dialect?

To find an example of an accent or dialect, use the Global Map, or the Dialects and Accents tab on the menu bar.

How do I access BBC Sound Archive content?

A further 300,000 hours of BBC Sound Archive content can be accessed on request via the Library’s Listening and Viewing Service, while current radio news output is made instantly available through the Library’s onsite Broadcast News server.

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