Liverpool English, also known as Scouse, presents peculiar characteristics on the segmental as well as on the paralinguistic level, probably linked with the Irish immigration (see , ). Maybe the most important feature is the lenition of obstruents to affricates or fricatives as a result of a lax voice context. The widespread velarization of all consonantal segments in Scouse seems to interact with the phonatory setting, causing a vocal type defined as adenoidal. Our analysis, based on a corpus of spontaneous speech produced by six native speakers, aims at an acoustic evaluation of the voice quality of Scouse through the use of parameters which allow us to classify the phonation types according to the labels used by Laver . There seems to be a gender differentiation in relation with the frequency of lenition as far as the vocal characterization of the speakers is concerned.