American accent voice-over recording services
As an established Voice-Over Agency and Subtitling Studios, Matinée has been providing American accent voice-over production services for over 25 years, from our base in Reading. We offer a selection of the very best American voice talent, at a price you can afford.
We can supply and record American accent voice-over artists, for documentary, advertising, corporate video, eLearning or telephone message prompts. Just send us the script and we’ll record it wild, or to picture at no extra cost. Then we’ll deliver the audio back to you within a very short time frame, via FTP, and in any file format you require.
Check out our FAQs for more information about voice-over recordings in American accent. For the latest pricing, and to check the availability of our American accent voice-artists including translation services, contact us today on +44(0)118 958 4934, or email email@example.com
Featured American Voice Talent
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Origins of the American language and accent
After 1600 colonists from the United Kingdom began to settle in Jamestown, Virginia, in the United States. The people who came to America were from different regions of Britain and therefore spoke English accents. Although America eventually became home to millions of settlers from countries such as France, Spain, the Netherlands, Germany, Portugal and beyond, English continued to be spoken and America became an English speaking country.
General American is the name for the standard American accent. This accent is said not to show any regional influence, like BBC English. It is said that the people from Ohio, which is a mid-western state bordering Michigan, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Indiana and Kentucky. When television presenters are being trained to speak for television, this is apparently the accent they learn.
The American Mid- West accent is also influenced by German and Scandinavian settlers who came to America in the 1800s. This was when America gave out free land to settlers who would develop it for at least five years.
On the East Coast of the United States, Puritans from East Anglia in the UK settled, as well as people from the West Country. It is here that you will find accents that are distinctive, for instance in New York, Baltimore and Philadelphia. This is due to the fact that these regions kept in close contact with England and copied upper class accents that were spoken.
When British people first settled in America they had an accent variety called Rhotic. This is to do with the pronunciation of the letter r. Scottish and Irish people still use this variation, but most parts of England have lost their Rhotic variation. The Americans picked up Rhotic from the early British settlers and they still use it today.
If you want to listen to English spoken with an American accent, just listen to anyone of America’s top TV serials, like Friends, The Big Bang Theory or Two and Half Men and you can hear the American accent in all its glory.