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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
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

NinjaCraig ,

Some words not used

I'm from Glasgow so it was pretty good at getting close but some of the words I just had to narrow it down as they either sounded too alike or never had one I use.

Definitely have to get 'Skelf' added for a splinter.
Never called it anything else.

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)?

ywheuegdhdhs ,

Fun but location selector doesn’t work!

I tried with my 8 year old son and we had great fun on the quiz which put us within about 30 miles of where we were born/grew up. So far so good...but then could neither help by telling it where we are from or could not record our voice as location selector is broken and so the app just gets stuck saying you haven’t selected a location! Could be great but ruined by this.


Adrian Leemann
7.8 MB

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



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2016 Adrian Leemann, Marie-Jose Kolly, Dave Britain


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