Sounds of Englishes Ver4.0 (Last updated: 2022-11-14)

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What is Sounds of Englishes?

You are viewing the current version of Sounds of Englishes Ver4.0. Please send any inquires or comments to the system developer, Prof. Noriko Nakanishi (nakanisi[at] Your comments are appreciated for further improvement of the system. Please note that the system developer cannot guarantee the quality of the sounds and the accuracy of the data.

What you can do

  • Listen to the pronunciation of the words and sentences, compare them by region, gender, and birth year.
  • Download the sound file(s) in mp3 format.
  • Post your own pronunciation of words and sentences.


  • Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, the system developer takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond control.
  • In no event will the system developer be liable for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.


  • This website was developed with support from JSPS KAKENHI Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C) 17K02914 .
  • The reference sound files (indicated with “xxxx” for the birth year) were taken from Wells (2008) Longman Pronunciation Dictionary, and synthesized using Amazon Polly and HOYA Global Voice English.
  • The system developer would like to thank anonymous contributors for providing sound data. The data was acquired in collaboration with the students in Nakanishi seminar, Kobe Gakuin University. The sound files were processed using Praat.

How to cite this webpage

Nakanishi, N. (2020). Sounds of Englishes (Ver4.0) [Computer software]. Kobe, Japan: Kobe Gakuin University.

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