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April 2, 2010 2:24 PM Subscribe
Is there a resource that demonstrates how to do foreign accents by re-spelling words in such a way that when read aloud by an American, will closely resemble the accent? For example, in "Australian", Down = Dan.
posted by TimeTravelSpeed to Writing & Language (15 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I've often wondered if such a thing existed and this FPP
showing a snippit of Scots reminded me of it.
Ideally, this resource would basically be a dictionary that goes from English words and shows the phonetic spelling in different common accents: British, Irish, Scottish, Australian, etc.
More Australian Examples (sorry to pick on Australia... it's just so distinctive):
Head = Heed
Land = Laynd
Down = Dan
Under = Undah