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Can You Guess The Accent?

It's harder than you think!

Posted on October 30, 2014, at 2:57 p.m. ET

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Just click anywhere on the pictures to stop/start the sound files, which are taken from the incredible Speech Accent Archive at George Mason University.

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  1. What accent is this?

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    Wrong! 

    That is a Japanese accent!

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  1. What accent is this?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    That's an Irish brogue if I've ever heard one.

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  1. What accent is this?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    That's the gorgeous lilt of a Brazilian accent.

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  1. What accent is this?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    That's a pretty enthusiastic Dutch accent right there.

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  1. Where is this speaker from?

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    Wrong! 

    She's from Colombia! Bogotá, to be specific.

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  1. Where is this lady from?

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    Wrong! 

    She's from Athens, Greece!

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  1. Where is this speaker from?

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    Wrong! 

    Cameroon! She is from Bamenda, specifically.

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  1. What accent is this?

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    Wrong! 

    Da, that's Russian! These Siberian Huskies also whisper in that accent, FYI.

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