Texan Accent

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Texan Accent

The traditional Texas accent from classic cowboy films is more the west Texas sound, with a strong drawl; whereas the east Texas sound has much more "twang" to it. This download teaches both of these variations and includes recordings of native speakers from all over Texas.

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Texan Accent Learning Materials

  • The Texan accent materials include recordings of AccentHelp coach Jim Johnson guiding you through learning the accent, using the text, as well as a number of recordings of native speakers. Jim gathered these recordings over the course of living in Texas for many years - bringing the experience back to you in this download.
  • 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 Vanities, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and other plays. You also hear it in films like the Lonesome Dove series and No Country for Old Men.
  • The Texan accent varies a bit from east to west, but you'll hear all about those variations here. This download will focus on a distinctly Texas accent, though in some urban areas, people may speak with a fairly neutral American accent, a bit like the Midwest American accent. In addition to the materials that teach the accent, you'll get lots of recordings of native speakers, including a FREE second volume of native speakers!

Audio files in two volumes

Volume 1: (77.4MB, 80 minutes) 

  1. Introduction to Sound Placement, Intonation and Helpful Hints for learning a Texan accent (9:43)
  2. Consonant sound changes for speaking with a Texan accent (5:54)
  3. Vowel sound changes for Texan (13:44)
  4. changes to Diphthongs in a Texas accent (5:30)
  5. Alternate Pronunciations for words and names when speaking with a Texas accent (2:30)
  6. Wrap up on learning a Texan accent (4:18)
  7. Female from Houston Texas reading (1:13)
  8. + her conversation (4:24)
  9. Female from Houston Texas reading (1:10)
  10. + her conversation (:37)
  11. Male from Abilene Texas reading (1:13)
  12. + his conversation (:47)
  13. Male from Houston Texas reading (:50)
  14. + his conversation (1:45)
  15. Male from Abilene Texas reading (1:29)
  16. + his conversation (3:04)
  17. Male from Orange Texas reading (1:07)
  18. + his conversation (4:13)
  19. Male from NE Texas reading (1:22)
  20. + his conversation (4:14)
  21. Female from Ft. Stockton Texas reading (1:03)
  22. + her conversation (5:18)
  23. Female from Kerrville Texas reading (1:10)
  24. + her conversation (3:59)

Texan Volume 2, included for FREE: (87.4MB, 84 minutes)

  1. Male from Houston Texas reading (1:38)
  2. + his conversation (3:41)
  3. Male from Houston Texas reading ( 1:35)
  4. + her conversation (1:59)
  5. Female from Pasadena Texas reading (1:14)
  6. + her conversation (4:45)
  7. Female from Houston Texas reading (1:31)
  8. + her conversation (1:29)
  9. Male from Houston Texas reading (1:14)
  10. + his conversation (2:54)
  11. Male from Ft. Worth Texas reading (1:14)
  12. + his conversation (:38)
  13. Female from Houston Texas reading (1:00)
  14. + her conversation (1:51)
  15. Male from Houston Texas reading (:54)
  16. + his conversation (1:03)
  17. Female from Hitchcock Texas conversation (3:47)
  18. Female from Houston Texas reading (1:41)
  19. + her conversation (1:10)
  20. Male from Houston Texas reading (1:06)
  21. + his conversation (2:49)
  22. Male from Houston Texas reading (1:04)
  23. + his conversation (3:50)
  24. Male from Buffalo Texas reading (1:20)
  25. + his conversation (2:27)
  26. Female from Longview Texas reading (:58)
  27. + her conversation (3:30)
  28. Male from Laredo Texas reading (1:11)
  29. + his conversation (4:07)
  30. Female from Paris Texas reading (:55)
  31. + her conversation (2:27)
  32. Female from Houston Texas reading (1:07)
  33. + her conversation (3:58)
  34. Female from Northeast Texas reading (1:16)
  35. + her conversation (2:01)
  36. Male from Abilene Texas reading (1:22)
  37. + his conversation (6:26)
  38. Male from Port Neches Texas reading (1:20)
  39. + his conversation (4:41)
  40. Italian-Texan Female reading (1:42)
  41. + her conversation (3:42)

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.

$24.95