I've just uploaded a recording of vowel and diphthong phonemes (plus a couple of key allophones) in my subdialect of Australian English: This version is the original: http://web.netyp.com/member/dragon/say/vowels.mp3 This version has been artificially slowed down by a factor of 33% so that it can be heard more clearly: http://web.netyp.com/member/dragon/say/vowelstretch.mp3 In the future I may get around to downloading phonetic analysis software so that I can play with extracting formants and so on. Is this sort of inexpensive home recording adequate for that purpose? I would really love to see my vowels transcribed over an illustration of the vowel diagram for easy comparison with such as http://www.ling.mq.edu.au/units/ling210-901/phonetics/vowelgraphs/ Wordlist: soy; stone; stifle; stout; stay; stare; steer; soon; stool (allophone); stood; storm; stall (allophone); stop; star; stun; stern; steam; stint; extend; stand. The only thing I wasn't completely happy with was that 'stool' sounded too close to 'stall', but maybe it really does sound that way. (OTOH, I'm aware that the nervousness associated with the awareness one is being recorded has the potential to influence pronunciation). Yell out if there's anything interesting or remarkable here. Adrian.