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American Southern: Hard-R Vol. 2

Volume 2 of the Southern: Hard-R accent is a huge collection of recordings from Virginia, West Virginia, the Carolinas, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Tennesse, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma & Missouri!

$23.95



American Southern: Hard-R Accent Volume 2 Materials

  • The Hard-R Southern materials include recordings made by AccentHelp coach Jim Johnson of native speakers during his extensive travels throughout the south. He's lived in and traveled all over the south on numerous occasions - bringing the experience back to you in this download.
  • This accent is actually taught in the materials for the American Southern: Hard-R Vol. 1. Volumes 2 & 3 are additional recordings of native speakers reading a standard passage and in casual conversation. Unlike most AccentHelp downloads, American Southern: Hard-R Vol. 2 does not teach the accent.
  • All of the conversations are transcribed so that you can follow along with the recordings. You'll get four versions of the written materials: a PDF file to print or read on a standard computer, a large-format PDF for portable reading devices, and MOBI for Kindle and EPUB for other portable readers.
  • This accent is appropriate for productions of August: Osage County, Steel Magnolias, Miss Firecracker Contest, The Great American Trailer Park Musical and lots of other plays. You also hear it in films like Coal Miner's Daughter and from actors like Holly Hunter, Reba McEntire and Lucas Black.
  • In addition to the Hard-R "rhotic" Southern accent, AccentHelp also offers the "non-rhotic" American Southern: Soft-R accent. Because this Hard-R Southern covers such a large geographical area, we also have Hard-R Southern Volume 3 available - all four Southern sets can be purchased together at a special discounted price, too! You might also want to look at the Texas accent Vol. 1 and Texan Vol. 2.

Audio files (155.4MB, 161 minutes)

  1. Female from Langdale Alabama reading (1:04)
  2. + her conversation (1:25)
  3. Female from Birmingham Alabama reading ( 1:13)
  4. + her conversation (:30)
  5. Male from Maynard Arkansas reading (1:12)
  6. + his conversation (3:24)
  7. Female from Mountain View Arkansas reading (1:09)
  8. + her conversation (4:45)
  9. Female from Izzard County Arkansas reading (1:03)
  10. + her conversation (3:56)
  11. Female from Timbo Arkansas reading (1:12)
  12. + her conversation (3:21)
  13. Male from Helena Arkansas reading (:49)
  14. + his conversation (5:10)
  15. Female from Big Flat Arkansas reading (:56)
  16. + her conversation (4:47)
  17. Female from Panama City Florida reading (1:04)
  18. + her conversation (1:56)
  19. Male from Fernandina Florida reading (1:07)
  20. + his conversation (2:56)
  21. Male from Cairo Georgia reading (:52)
  22. + his conversation (:35)
  23. Female from Whigham Georgia reading (:54)
  24. + her conversation (1:24)
  25. Male from Vidalia Georgia reading (1:12)
  26. + his conversation (2:18)
  27. Male from Vidalia Georgia reading (1:04)
  28. + his conversation (1:09)
  29. Male from Savannah Georgia reading (:58)
  30. + his conversation (3:22)
  31. Female from Gainsville Georgia reading (1:11)
  32. + her conversation (1:32)
  33. Female from Wakefield Kentucky reading (1:18)
  34. + her conversation (2:39)
  35. Female from Berea Kentucky reading (:59)
  36. + her conversation (2:40)
  37. Male from Louisiana reading (1:18)
  38. + his conversation (4:00)
  39. Male from Ebarb Louisiana reading (:53)
  40. + his conversation (3:20)
  41. Female from Natchitoches Louisiana reading (1:07)
  42. + her conversation (3:08)
  43. Female from Natchitoches Louisiana reading (1:45)
  44. + her conversation (4:04)
  45. Female from Delhi Louisiana reading (1:04)
  46. + her conversation (2:17)
  47. Female from Bastrop Louisiana reading (1:20)
  48. + her conversation (1:20)
  49. Female from Mansura Louisiana reading (1:03)
  50. + her conversation (1:44)
  51. Female from Oil City Louisiana reading (1:08)
  52. + her conversation (1:09)
  53. Female from Meridian Mississippi reading (1:54)
  54. + her conversation (1:36)
  55. Female from Kiln Mississippi reading (1:13)
  56. + her conversation (2:23)
  57. Female from Lebanon Missouri reading (1:00)
  58. + her conversation (4:46)
  59. Male from Western North Carolina reading (:58)
  60. + his conversation (4:06)
  61. Female from Wise North Carolina reading (1:15)
  62. + her conversation (3:01)
  63. Female from Janesville North Carolina reading (1:00)
  64. + her conversation (2:40)
  65. Female from Blackwell Oklahoma reading (1:13)
  66. + her conversation (4:35)
  67. Female from Blackwell Oklahoma reading (:50)
  68. + her conversation (1:27)
  69. Female from Checotah Oklahoma reading (1:04)
  70. + her conversation (3:18)
  71. Female from Pamlico South Carolina reading (1:24)
  72. Male from Pamlico South Carolina reading (1:21)
  73. Female from Bristol Tennessee reading (1:11)
  74. + her conversation (1:00)
  75. Female from Bristol Virginia reading (1:06)
  76. + her conversation (2:34)
  77. Female from Big Hill Virginia reading (2:24)
  78. + her conversation (2:34)
  79. Female from Danville Virginia reading (:51)
  80. + her conversation (1:22)
  81. Female from Tidewater Virginia reading (1:36)
  82. + her conversation (1:01)
  83. Male from Richwood West Virginia reading (1:27)
  84. + his conversation (4:36)

Most of these recordings are made "in the field" so you will hear such things as birds, cars or other people in the background. A transcription of the conversations is included to help you follow along.

$23.95