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Do you pronounce the /r/ in 'arm'? Do you call a shelf a 'sheuf'? And what on earth is a 'hoddy-doddy'? There is extensive variation in English dialects: this is why your answers to such questions will allow this app to localize your broader dialect region on a map of England.

Did your home dialect change over time? Our algorithm is based on historical data from the Survey of English Dialects. If it guesses where you are from correctly, your home dialect has probably remained stable over the past decades. If the guess is far off, however, it is probably because of dialect change.

- Can we localize your dialect based on your pronunciation of 26 words?
- Record your dialect and listen to recordings of other users and to historical dialect recordings!
- Choose a pronunciation variant, e.g. 'sheuf', and discover where in England it is used...or choose a place and explore its dialect!

If problems occur with the app, please delete it and install the most recent version. Or contact us – info@englishdialectapp.com – instead of leaving a negative review. We cannot reply to it on the App Store.

What’s New

Version 1.3

Improved stability

Ratings and Reviews

2.8 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

Icelandicwarrior ,

Could not correct location

Loved this. It guessed well but about 50 miles out. I could not submit a corrected location as the selection on the map does not work. It does not recognise my internet connection (which I established when trying to record my own voice in the app...it showed an error message telling me I had no internet connection. Which I do, otherwise how did I download the app or submit this review?)

Wgfhjjrvbjyffbjtf ,

Nice app

Nice app, and an original idea. Couple of suggestions: the buttons to preview some of the sounds are a bit fiddly and seem to skip you on to the next page instead half the time. Also, for the bit at the end where you fill in your location and distance from work, should this be for where you live nowadays or where you grew up (probably the bigger factor in your accent)?

Dicky-D ,

Not all London natives speak like characters from Eastenders

The app clearly does not work for some people who were educated in the public school system, or those who make an effort to speak a ‘standard’ form of English. It misidentified my location/accent by a minimum of 56 miles, despite me being a white Englishman born in north London and having lived here my entire life.

I am unable to submit feedback in the app because it says “Your location: Unknown” despite me being in London.


Adrian Leemann
7.8 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



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    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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