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Old 01-25-2011, 12:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Envelope View Post
"TwoRivers->Irish/English accent"

We speak NOTHING like the English! Don't group us all together..


But whatever, i'm chuffed RJ would base his best characters and greatest per-capita region of born leaders and talented channelers on the likes of yours truly

MANETHEREN ABU!
I got the impression that RJ wanted the Two Rivers accent to pass for a variation of an Andoran accent, at least to foreigners - Rand's accent has been recognized as Andoran, and as Duopotamian. He probably pegged the Duopotamians with the Irish accent because we over here tend to see it as being more quaint and maybe backwoods in comparison to the posh English accent (sorry). We (in the US and Canada - our accents are more similar than Irish/English) can tell the difference between Irish and English accents but they sound more similar to each other than either does to our accent(s), so we see them as being closely related. We have a harder time (in general) differentiating between Irish and Scottish. Those sound very similar to us. It's probably the same in Randland.

Most of us (in the US and Canada) have a hard time telling the difference between standard American and Canadian accents, but there are regional accents that are easily identifiable to us within each country. A strange thing, that. A standard Canadian accent is like a mild form of the general Midwestern US accent, which is NOTHING like a standard Mississippi (MS) accent, for example. But an extreme New Orleans accent (a particular type) is very similar to an extreme Boston accent, which is also similar to the common accent of Point Cadet residents in Biloxi, MS (and no one else on the MS coast talks like that, though the towns close to the Louisiana border have a somewhat similar accent in certain social circles).

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