Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Article 1)

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English

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

IPA transcription (Received pronunciation)

/ɔːl ˈhjuːmən ˈbiːɪŋz ɑː ˈbɔːn fɹiː ənd ˈiːkwəl ɪn ˈdɪɡnɪtɪ ənd ɹaɪts ðeɪ ɑː ɪnˈdaʊd wɪð ˈɹiːzən ənd ˈkɒnʃəns ənd ʃʊd ækt təˈwɔːdz wʌn ənˈʌ.ðə ɪn ə ˈspɪɹɪt ɒv brʌðəˌhʊd/

IPA transcription (General American)

/ɔl ˈhju.mən ˈbiːɪŋz ɑɹ ˈbɔɹn fɹiː ənd ˈiːkwəl ən ˈdɪɡnɪti ənd ɹaɪts ðeɪ ɑɹ ɪnˈdaʊd wɪð ˈɹiːzən ənd kɒnʃəns ənd ʃʊd ækt tʊˈwɔɹdz wɒn ənˈʌ.ðɚ ɪn ə ˈspiɹɪt ʌv ˈbɹʌðɚhʊd/

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British English, by Simon Ager from Lancashire, England, UK.

Estuary English, by Chad Horsman from Essex, England, UK

Scottish English by Frederic (Calum) Bayer from the Hebrides, Scotland, UK

American English, by Kathleen Loden from Buffalo, New York, USA

American English, by Dylan R. Cox

Australian English, by Alexander Leon from Sydney, Australia

Australian English, by Timothy Goldsmith from Adelaide, Australia

Australian English, by Kieran Booth from Brisbane, Australia

Canadian English, by A. Max Sacke from Toronto, Canada.

South African English, by Michael Koeberg from Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

Indian English, by Mohammad Shakeb Baig from Bhopal, India.

Kashmiri English, by Turfat ul ain Zainab from Kashmir.

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