29 October 2012
A word in your shell-like
Do you come home jiggered after work and narked that you can't lake out 'cause it's siling down? Don't get the monk on - just enjoy the extraordinary diversity of British regional speech in the BBC Voices Recordings (http://sounds.bl.uk/Accents-and-dialects/BBC-Voices).
This set of group conversations about the words we use and encounter in our daily lives were recorded in locations across the UK by BBC Local Radio in 2004 and 2005. You'll be dead chuffed we've made them available.
You might even want a gleg at the linguistic descriptions we've provided of the accents and dialects captured in each recording.