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West Country Accents

Jim leads you through learning a British West Country accent - the classic Mummerset - along with recordings of native speakers from the Southwest of England.

$30.00

West Country Accent Learning Materials

  • The West Country accent materials include recordings of AccentHelp coach Jim Johnson guiding you through learning the accent, along with a female voice for the practice sentences. Jim will also lead you through a monologue in this accent.
  • There are also recordings of native speakers reading and in conversation, and you'll be able to follow along with a PDF transcript of these conversations.
  • You'll get a PDF of the teaching materials, plus three more formats of the book: a PDF to print, a MOBI for Kindle, and an EPUB for other portable readers.
  • All of the sound files are in MP3 format so that you can play them on your computer, load them onto your phone, or burn them to a CD.
  • This accent is appropriate for productions of Our Country's GoodWar Horse, and The Hound of the Baskervilles, and you'll hear it from Hagrid and in the film Hot Fuzz.
  • You'll also get future updates for free!

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Listen to a Sample!

Audio files in Two Volumes (281.7 MB, 179 minutes)

Volume 1: Learning the Accent

  1. Introduction to Sound Placement, Intonation, and Helpful Hints (14:53)
  2. The R Sound in a West Country accent (7:51)
  3. Other Consonant sound changes (9:20)
  4. Vowel changes (9:38)
  5. Vowel changes continued (10:34)
  6. Changes in Diphthongs (7:42)
  7. Practice Sentences recap (2:10) )
  8. Practice with Sound Changes using a monologue Part 1 (9:27) )
  9. Practice with Sound Changes Part 2 (9:02)
  10. Practice with Sound Changes Part 3 (7:18)
  11. Practice with Intonation & Placement (10:30)
  12. Demonstrations of the Practice Monologue (3:09)
  13. Non-Rhotic versions of the Practice Sentences & Monologue (4:23)

Volume 2: Recordings of Native Speakers

  1. Wiltshire-Somerset-Cornwall Male reading (1:41)
  2. + his conversation (8:16)
  3. Bristol Female reading (:59)
  4. + her conversation (2:48)
  5. Devonshire Male reading (:56)
  6. + his conversation (6:42)
  7. Bristol Female reading (1:13)
  8. + her conversation (3:59)
  9. Cornwall Female reading (:57)
  10. + her conversation (2:50)
  11. Somerset Female reading (1:17)
  12. + her conversation (1:58)
  13. Plymouth Devon Male reading (1:15)
  14. + his conversation (3:48)
  15. Truro Cornwall Male reading (1:15)
  16. + his conversation (3:48)
  17. Bristol Male reading (1:36)
  18. Oakhampton Devonshire Female reading (1:10)
  19. + her conversation (2:16)
  20. Bristol Male reading (1:09)
  21. + his conversation (1:19)
  22. Taunton Somerset Female reading (1:21)
  23. + her conversation (5:53)
  24. Cornwall & Somerset Male reading (:39)
  25. + his conversation (4:38)
  26. Bournemouth Male reading (1:27)
  27. + his conversation (3:16)
  28. Wiltshire Female reading (1:51)
  29. + her conversation (3:01)
  30. Wiltshire-Bristol Male reading (1:04)

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.