English’s most endangered accents and dialects

If you are a student of English, you might come across a listening exercise featuring a Scottish or Irish speaker, and think: “I have no idea what they’re saying!”

Well, we promise you that those are a piece of cake compared to Yola or Tangier Island English. Even native English speakers can hardly understand a word they are saying!

The Guardian has just published a short article about these, and other disappearing (or dead) dialects of English. Listen before it’s too late!