Learn the Irish accent, Irish accent resources, study with native speakers



Step 1; free trial                    

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Voice placement:  There is a distinctly frontal placement in the Irish accent, with a lot of tension around the teeth, especially where they border with the gums, as well as tension in the lips. It is helpful to imagine you are trying to hold a small vertical object upright between the upper and lower gum where it borders with the teeth (just imagine, do not try incase of swallowing risk) You will find that to keep in pace with the native speaker the sounds and speech will feel 'penned in' to a certain area in the mouth. Factors to consider are: degree of nasality, tension in the tongue, as well as lip tension, jaw aperture and mobility. 

"Oh there you are. I was starting to wonder what had happened to you. Luckily I had a book on me to pass the time. Anyway, even if we do get there a bit late, no one’s going to mind much, are they?"

*select samples below.

FEMALE VOICE           
  MALE VOICE   ACCENT
       female voice                   male voice               Irish Accent information           

Step 2 (full members area) -  Ear train with the phonetic sounds of Irish. Test and record yourself 


Vowels 

       

Diphthongs 

       

All sounds 


Step 3 (full members area) - Listen to monologues in the Irish accent,  repeat, put headphones on & talk simultaneously with the speaker. Record yourself,  try to identify the sounds you get wrong, & if the voice is correctly 'placed'




Monologue 1

  

Monologue 3

   

Monologue 5

   

Monologue 7

 

Monologue 2


   

Monologue 4

 

Monologue 6

 

Monologue 8


Step 4 (full members area)- Detailed sound studies and word linking

4a - Linking words in the Irish accent



Linking 'r'


 

Linking consonants



Linking vowels


4b - Irish Vowels & diphthongs


 a / ar

        

 ee / i

 
    

 u / o

     

ur /or



u / oo

     

a / u / e

   

o /our

   

ow/ aw 



ai / i

        

o /ear

        

ei/ e / a

 

es /ers



eer /ar

    

our / ore

   

o /or

     

oy /or


4c - Irish Consonants


 l / dark l

  

 m / n / ng

 

y / no y

 

h / no h


r /l / t 

       

 th/ t/ d / z


w / v

    

ch / j / s



 

 k / g/ ng


   

 p / b / f / v

 

n / l / l

  

l / d / th



Step 5 -Test again with monologues, and if not satisfied, repeat above steps.


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