Accent Quickie – Irish


This video covers 4 of the top characteristics that make an Irish dialect distinguishable and teaches you how to reproduce them. For each characteristic, I first describe how a Standard American speaker would pronounce the sound, and then teach you how to phonetically change that into an Irish sound.

For other Irish dialect characteristics, or to see what other coachings and resources are available, you can find me at www.speakthespeech.net

What Will I Learn?

  • Four phonetic sounds that make an Irish accent distinguishable from others
  • How you can create them for yourself

Topics for this course

2 Lessons7m

Irish Accent?

This video from my YouTube channel goes over the top 4 characteristics of an Irish accent and teaches you how to reproduce them.
Accent Quickie – Irish00:8:00


About the instructors

Kelli Ruttle has worked as a teacher of Dialects and Accent Reduction in New York City and across the country. With lessons that expand on the Classic Skinner Method and utilize the International Phonetic Alphabet, Kelli exercises each sound individually in an effort to train both the mouth and the ear to work together. Her lessons are designed to get the facial muscles working instinctively to create the sound, and the ear tuning in to when an error does or does not occur. She received her M.F.A. from Case Western Reserve University, her B.A. from San Diego State, and has been based out of New York City for the past several years. For more information, you may visit https://www.speakthespeech.net/
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4 Courses

9 students


Material Includes

  • Video tutorial complete with instruction
  • Demonstration
  • Sample words/phrases


  • Simply watch the video tutorial, and repeat the words and phrases that follow each phonetic demonstration.

Target Audience

  • Actors who have a fast turnaround time on an audition requiring an Irish accent, or someone interested in studying the dialect but wants a little taste or preview of it first.