Hoping that I am starting this thread in the right place, I was wondering if anyone has come across an English 'dialect' and/or 'accent' page, or soundboard.
I live right outside of NYC, and although the verbal distinctions between boroughs has lessened considerably, by listening to a borough native, one can easilly tell what part of the City they're from.
For example, lifelong Brooklynites don't pronounce the vowel, before the letter "L". For example, most people will pronounce the word 'bottle' - 'bott-tell'. Brooklynites, on the other hand, will pronounce 'bottle' - 'bott-l'. Likewise, Brooklynites will pronounce Italy - "It-Lee", instead of "It-A-Lee".
If you hear someone say "folly", instead of "follow", there's a good chance that you're talking to someone that's lived in Queens for most of their life.
Wrapping this up, I am sure that I not the only person that's interested in other accents/dialects . Anyone come across a good page or two?