ny times sunday review

The NY Times Dialect Quiz

What does the way you speak say about where you’re from? Answer all the questions below to see your personal dialect map.

The dialects in the US are incredibly diverse and how a person speaks can say a lot about where they come from. This is a great tool for giving your character’s speech authentic regional qualities–which makes it great for writing realistic dialogue.

Disclaimer: as with anything else, don’t expect it to be 100% accurate.