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Old 04-12-2012, 08:45 AM
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there's nothing prudish about that era or area. rather the opposite...

But I guess it makes sense seeing as Andor ~ England -> Cairhien ~ France.
It has more to do with the "Sun Throne", Sun King, lazy nobility that throws a bunch of parties and manuevers for power when there really isnt any, etc etc...and the Andor=England parallel.
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:09 AM
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It has more to do with the "Sun Throne", Sun King, lazy nobility that throws a bunch of parties and manuevers for power when there really isnt any, etc etc...and the Andor=England parallel.
yeah, I know. It's just that there's nothing somber or dark about France. It's all unabashed flowery heavily gilted sensuality. Even the maneuvering was rarely as deadly/brutal as described in Cairhien...
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So, Rand has an Irish accent.

"Sure, I'll be heading down Tear way to be getting that wee sword to save the childer. Och, I am the dragon reborn after all".

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I always thought it was e-LIE-ih-da and guy-ih-DEEN
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Here I thought it was:
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And for Cairhein, I always imagined them somewhat like the Romans. Deadly politics, short in stature, but with a touch of Samurai (shaved heads on the soldiers).
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The audiobooks will help with pronunciation and accents. Although I was stubborn, I now pronounce Nynaeve 'Nye-neeve' and Birgitte 'Bir-GEET-ah'

Seanchan do not sound like Texans in the audiobooks. They sound like people talking with their teeth closed. The Trakands sound like the highest class British. A few nationalities sound rough Irish or Scottish. Illianers really don't have a different accent from that, but they do be talkin with a bit different wording (as written).
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Yeah, I always thought Illianers just sounded like the modern interpretation of 16th century pirates.

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Texan-speaking Seanchan? Well, I'd never have thought that.

I use to think of Arad Doman as having a French accent and Illian = Italian.
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