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September 20, 2013 By Andy Ross

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Seeing Speech

For someone interested in sound and singing, here is a an unusual and useful resource.

Researchers in Scotland have compiled video of words being spoken by people across the UK, Ireland, Canada and New Zealand using ultrasound. The results are all on YouTube and present us with insight into the way our regional accents shape words. Have a look at the website for the project and, to get to the videos, click the "Accent Chart" button to explore further.