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Help with Northern Irish accent

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I have an assignment where I'm gonna pretend I am a guy from Northern Ireland. Imitating a local accent was reccomended, but I haven't found a lot of stuff to listen to, making it hard to imitate. Know any good sites where I can listen to spoken Northern Irish English? Tips?

A text to voice site would be great, haven't found any when I searched.

2 years ago

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psionpete
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This youtube link give you some information on the accent https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=o9SApeProCY

If you want more just include 'Ulster' in your search criteria as it is often referred to as an Ulster accent even though it is not limited to just Ulster but can be heard in many of the other six counties of Northern Ireland.

2 years ago

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Thank you for the help!

2 years ago

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Pick an actor (or a politician, or broadcaster) and listen to clips of their accent consistently? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VS6rQG9gT1o

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9wzWYtYGBI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gYnjN1bzPE

2 years ago

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Will do, thanks!

2 years ago

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You should be aware that there are a number of distinct accents to be found in Northern Ireland - even if you aren't familiar enough with them to know which is which, you can easily tell the difference between a speaker from Belfast in the East and Derry in the West, and even within Belfast you can hear the difference between the suburbs and the city. If you're searching for different accents on YouTube, you might want to search for a specific town, rather than just "Northern Ireland" - there are plenty of hits for "Belfast accent", for example.

2 years ago

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Yeah I know, good that you point that out though. : ) In this assignement I am supposed to pretend I am from Belfast, but using a local accent isn't even a requirement, so I thought that since I had a hard time finding material about the speech there specifically, I should just look up how to do a good Northern Irish in general. It doesn't matter if I mix them up a little in this case. My time is very limited so I need to find a lot of resources quick to get a feel of how it is spoken.

2 years ago

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Go to teanglann.ie and find the pronunciation dictionary. There you can hear the pronunciation of any word in Ulster, Connacht, or Munster dialect. I would think this would be helpful not only to listen to the Ulster, but also to be able to contrast it with Connacht and Munster. Ádh mór ort!

2 years ago

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Appreciate it!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/maxneville2904

just say you love rangers and celtic

2 years ago

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You mean in the assignment? I will put that in then, thanks.

2 years ago

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. . . don't put that in

2 years ago

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Why not? Is it offensive? Sounds dumb?

2 years ago

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Rangers and Celtic are two football (soccer) teams in Glasgow. One is primarily associated with the Protestant population, the other with the Catholic population, and they have become a lazy proxy for assigning people into "us and them" categories.

That's as neutral a description as I can come up with.

2 years ago

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There is no northern Irish accent. That's like saying there is a southern Irish accent. Accents can even differ greatly from village to village.

2 years ago

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Yes indeed. I'm just using "Northern Irish accent" here to gather all accents there under one umbrella so to speak. Kind of like when one says "a British accent" or "an American accent". I thought that if I would have asked about a specific small accent there would not be enough material for me to use.

2 years ago