The English language is as accepted as it is widespread. With English-speaking communities existing in relative isolation across the globe, it is no wonder that accents as different as the Australian accent or the Canadian accent have developed.
Finding an international English narrator voice is about finding a middle ground. It is about sourcing an English accent that can be understood the world over but is hard to place. International English accents are neutral English accents that work in a myriad of contexts.
The best international English narrator voices are skilled at neutralizing their accent to reach as many English speakers as possible with relative ease. Such accents are suitable for educational purposes, specifically in teaching the English language to non-natives.
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As per the last official count, English is spoken by 360-400 million people natively, 750 million people as their second language, and an additional 600-700 million people as a foreign language.
But the impressive statistics for English don’t stop there. An official language in 67 different nations and 27 non-sovereign entities, such as country sub-divisions like U.S. states and places with specific non-sovereign arrangements like Bermuda, the Isle of Man, or Rotuma.
While there are many English-speaking places globally, there are sculpted accents such as Euro-neutral English, Transatlantic English, Australian international neutral, Singapore English, and many more that fall under the global English umbrella term.
There is much speculation about what makes a neutral accent genuinely neutral, and it has always been a subject of hot debate. As we covered in our blog article, there is no accurate indicator for an authentic neutral accent, but what we do have are regional accents with their regional flare neutralized as much as phonetically possible.
However, at Voquent, we have a range of different international English narrator voices for every region of the planet. In Europe? Why not consider international Euro-Neutral narrators? Or maybe you are a U.K. brand looking to break into the U.S. market (or vice versa). Maybe a transatlantic narrator may be better for you.
If you want to go broader, International English narrators are what you need. You can use our search tool to browse different samples and find a perfect vocal tone for your project.
Alternatively, our dedicated project managers we assign to every project can help you pick a voice. You can reach out to us and tell us about your project, and we can recommend specific agents we think would fit your brief.
No matter what kind of narrator you are looking for, we can help you find what you need.
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