Caribbean Accents

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Caribbean Accents

This download covers a variety of Caribbean accents, including recordings from Jamaica, Barbados, Guyana, the Bahamas, St Kitts, St Vincent, Belize, Trinidad & Tobago, Anguilla, Aruba... It's super-sized with five and a half hours of audio!

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Caribbean - West Indies Accents Learning Materials

  • The Caribbean - West Indies accents materials include recordings of AccentHelp coach Jim Johnson guiding you through the basics of Caribbean accents using the text, including bonus tracks of Jim leading you through a monologue in the accent, and additional examples of speaking with the accent from coach Carolyn Johnson.
  • There are also recordings of native speakers from over a dozen Caribbean countries - over 5 hours of recordings in total!
  • You'll get four versions of the written teaching 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. Transcriptions of the recordings of the native speakers are in PDF format.

Audio files in Four Volumes (323.6MB, 327 minutes)

Volume 1: Learning the Accent

  1. Introduction to Sound Placement, Intonation, and Helpful Hints for learning a Caribbean accent (13:56)
  2. Consonant sound changes (13:01)
  3. Vowel sound changes  (9:34)
  4. changes in Diphthongs  (9:11)
  5. guidance on finding Alternate Pronunciations of words and terms (4:16)
  6. Jamaican Patois phrases by a native Jamaican male (3:48)
  7. Wrap up for learning Caribbean accents (3:48)
  8. BONUS Text Practice (22:47)
  9. BONUS Text Intonation (7:41)
  10. BONUS Text Example (2:32)

Volume 2: Recordings of Native Speakers

  1. Port Marie Jamaica Male reading (2:17)
  2. + his conversation (6:20)
  3. Belize City Belize Male reading (2:21)
  4. + his conversation (9:29)
  5. Dangriga Belize Female conversation (7:57)
  6. Dangriga Belize Male conversation (4:24)
  7. St Lucia Female reading (1:22)
  8. + her conversation (5:11)
  9. St Vincent Grenadines Female reading (1:06)
  10. + her conversation (4:39)
  11. Diego Martin Trinidad & Tobago Male reading (1:30)
  12. + his conversation (1:03)
  13. Trinidad & Tobago Female reading (1:22)
  14. + her conversation (12:28)
  15. Guyana Male reading (1:48)
  16. + his conversation (8:10)
  17. Kingston Jamaica Female reading (2:26)
  18. + her conversation (2:38)
  19. Gordon Town Jamaica Male reading (1:12)
  20. + his conversation (7:11)
  21. Mandeville Jamaica Male reading (1:36)
  22. + his conversation (:56)
  23. St Lucia Male reading (1:22)
  24. + his conversation (4:11)
  25. Bridgetown Barbados Female reading (1:02)
  26. + her conversation (2:22)
  27. Antigua Male reading (1:58)
  28. + his conversation (2:44)
  29. Jamaica Female reading (1:22)
  30. + her conversation (2:48)

Volume 3: Recordings of Native Speakers

  1. Leeward Islands Anguilla Female reading (1:31)
  2. + her conversation (3:32)
  3. Leeward Islands Anguilla Female reading (1:50)
  4. + her conversation (4:52)
  5. Kingston Jamaica Female reading (:54)
  6. + her conversation (:57)
  7. Barbados Male conversation (10:00)
  8. Kingston Jamaica White Male reading (1:09)
  9. + his conversation (5:14)
  10. Montego Bay Jamaica Female reading (1:12)
  11. + her conversation (4:41)
  12. Nassau Bahamas Male reading (1:12)
  13. + his conversation (4:41)
  14. Trinidad & Tobago Female reading (1:12)
  15. + her conversation (3:00)
  16. Trinidad & Tobago Female reading (1:12)
  17. + her conversation (3:00)
  18. St Kitts Female reading (1:37)
  19. + her conversation (4:56)
  20. St Vincent Male reading (1:13)
  21. Kingston Jamaica Female reading (1:31)
  22. + her conversation (:52)
  23. Kingston Jamaica Male reading (1:14)
  24. + his conversation (3:41)

    Volume 4: Recordings of Native Speakers

    1. Bahamas Female reading (:53)
    2. + her conversation (5:05)
    3. St Kitts Male reading (:57)
    4. + his conversation (11:32)
    5. St Vincent Male reading (1:18)
    6. + his conversation (6:41)
    7. Aruba Male reading (1:26)
    8. + his conversation (7:39)
    9. Plaisance Guyana Male reading (1:21)
    10. + his conversation (6:42)
    11. Kingston Jamaica Female reading (1:53)
    12. + her conversation (2:34)
    13. Bridgetown Barbados Female conversation (7:34)

     

    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