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Cork Accent

  • 15-08-2006 9:04pm
    Closed Accounts Posts: 2

    Hi there... I'm new to this board... I stumbled onto it while doing research on Cork accents. Can anyone help me out? I'm an American actor and I'm going to be portraying a character who is from County Cork. I want to make the accent as authentic as possible. If you can give me links to any good sites for dialects or even maybe give me some pronounciation notes, it would greatly be appreciated.


  • Registered Users Posts: 81,223 ✭✭✭✭biko

    Try this and

    And of course Cork webradio for pronunciation

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,021 ✭✭✭il gatto

    Just keep saying how great Cork is and calling people "langers".
    E.G. "Caark is great, you langer".
    Well, it's a start:D

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,683 ✭✭✭✭Owen

    If it's a County Cork accent, throw 'sh' in instead of 's'. For example, when saying 'Jesus Christ', replace with 'Jayzis Chrisht'. Slurring words together for an authentic County Cork accent is good too, so instead of 'How are you?' you end up with 'howarhoo'.

    Listening to 96fm is the worst idea. There are very few Cork accents on 96fm, mostly well rounded and spoken Irish accents, and lots of British/American accents. I'd listen to RedFm for authentic Cork accents at night time.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 840 ✭✭✭SandhillRoad

    Listening to Cork people I always found that they more sing than speak . It's a wonderful accent

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,076 ✭✭✭RiderOnTheStorm

    check out
    This is a national radio station, and a skit they do daily. They pod-cast a selection of the good ones. There is a character in this file called Jay, and he has good Cork accent. (Jay comes in at 2mins 30secs) This sketch is about recent story regarding use of non-standard balls in hurling matchs.

    If that link dont work, then go to and do a search for Gift. There is usually a Jay or Roy skecth, but you might have to listen to a few if the names are not there.

    (Roy = Roy Keane, Corkman and ex-Man United & Ireland footballer. Jay = Roy's brother)

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2 Connor McMannis

    Thanks for all your help, everyone. I'll definitely be checking out all of these sites! :)

  • Registered Users Posts: 987 ✭✭✭ekevosu

    Whats the play / movie etc. Whats the story with the Corkman basically that you're playing like.....

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 14,483 ✭✭✭✭daveirl

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