Videos and map of (North American) Dialects

My friend Malloreigh (nsfw) posted a video link of herself pronouncing several words and phrases as part of the regional dialect video meme – you can hear her Canadian accent here (sfw). Afaict, it’s only happening in English, and largely from a Northern American perspective, but is interesting none the less. Previously such work recording dialects would have been the role of linguistic archivers I presume – another case of the internet making traditional roles easier/defunct. And of course, here is the map of North American Dialects, based on pronunciation patterns (via reddit).