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What do you imagine the city accents to sound like?

I've seen a couple people running about whose accents are described as, for instance, Eleusian or Mhaldorian. What do you think they sound like?
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  • KenwayKenway San FranciscoMember Posts: 1,120 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Ashtan = Aussie
    Eleusian = South African
    Targossas = Cockney
    Mhaldor = American
    Cyrene = Russian
    Hashan = Edgelordian

    I tend to think of surrounding regions as much softer versions of the accents for instance Vashnari or Ithmian etc.
    Also Hashan hasn't actually been relevant to my existence long enough for me to have an accent for it but the meme is real.

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  • KlendathuKlendathu Eye of the StormMember Posts: 2,406 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Kenway said:
    Ashtan = Aussie
    Eleusian = South African
    Targossas = Cockney
    Mhaldor = American
    Cyrene = Russian
    Hashan = Edgelordian

    I tend to think of surrounding regions as much softer versions of the accents for instance Vashnari or Ithmian etc.
    Also Hashan hasn't actually been relevant to my existence long enough for me to have an accent for it but the meme is real.
    Targossas as Cockney? Cor blimey guv'nor, would you Adam it? Targossas is clearly "bad 70/80s Italian", not Italian-American, the appalling accents applied to people "from Italy" in TV shows from the 70s and 80s.

    Cyrene is Canada.

    Mhaldor is English as portrayed in US TV shows (eg, not like anyone in Britain actually speaks).

    Tharos, the Announcer of Delos shouts, "It's near the end of the egghunt and I still haven't figured out how to pronounce Clean-dat-hoo."

    Kiskan
  • AustereAustere TennesseeMember Posts: 2,010 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    The real shocker to me is that Ashtan wasn't American. I feel almost insulted, but then again Australians sound cool.  I support
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  • TyrmalonTyrmalon Member Posts: 12
    I've got it in my head that each location possesses a variant dialect of British English, possibly thanks to the spelling of certain words ingame. I imagine Targossas is more Received Pronunciation English, or the Queen's English, as opposed to Cockney. Ashtan struck me more as the type that would speak Cockney, or at least Estuary English, which I refer to lovingly as the bastard child between RP English and Cockney. Eleusis... Welsh, maybe? Scottish?
    Liyane
  • AodfionnAodfionn Seattle, WAMember Posts: 1,200 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Targossas = Iranian

    Eleusis = Irish

    Mhaldor = Russian or Japanese

    Ashtan = American southern for the plebs and Northeast Atlantic accent for the established folks. 

    Hashan = Cockney. 

    Cyrene = Sweden or Minnesota
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  • LiyaneLiyane Member Posts: 103 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Tyrmalon said:
    I've got it in my head that each location possesses a variant dialect of British English, possibly thanks to the spelling of certain words ingame. I imagine Targossas is more Received Pronunciation English, or the Queen's English, as opposed to Cockney. Ashtan struck me more as the type that would speak Cockney, or at least Estuary English, which I refer to lovingly as the bastard child between RP English and Cockney. Eleusis... Welsh, maybe? Scottish?
    I definitely like the idea of them being more regional accents rather than national accents just because most people speak the same primary language it makes more sense to me.
    TyrmalonCamroth
  • EheneEhene Member Posts: 68 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Since each city has its own language, I can see them having national-ish accents when speaking common.
    Cyrenians have the old Transatlantic accent when speaking common, but more of a Quebecois thing when speaking Cyrenian.
    Ashtani are definitely Americans speaking Englishtani and butchering other languages, in this case common.
    Mhaldorians are Berliners speaking Mhaldorian, but sound like someone from Berlin who has lived in England for years when it comes to common.
    Targossas is either Haitian Creole or Italian. I'mma say Creole.
    Hashani seems kind of Hebrew to me? I don't know why. Common sounds like an Israeli-American speaking English.

  • KyrraKyrra Sanctum of the SkyMember Posts: 4,235 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    I always imagined Ashtan as French since it's the city of bro-mance.
    (D.M.A.): Cooper says, "Kyrra is either the most innocent person in the world, or the girl who uses the most innuendo seemingly unintentionally but really on purpose."

  • NazihkNazihk Member Posts: 604 ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
    Kyrra said:
    I always imagined Ashtan as French since it's the city of bro-mance.
    Cyrene is French. Not because of surrender jokes(though those are also valid) but because I can imagine them being ridiculously snobby about polluting their language and all that other stuff.
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  • KiskanKiskan Member Posts: 157 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Ashtan - US frat bro - chugging health out of red Solo vials.  But it's a diverse place, so you'll also see the occasional Jersey accent with a blowout, too.  The women only talk about totems.  Always in quotes.  Sound like Kardashians.  Or maybe Snooki.   

    Cyrene - all sound like Martha Stewart.  Even the guys.  "So the pie isn't perfect? Cut it into wedges. Stay in control, and never panic", except a Cyrenian would never admit they care so deeply about pie.  It is a history of shame and desire.  But still.

    Hashan - ???!

    Mhaldor - Alan Rickman (too soon?)

    Targossas - I don't watch any anime except for the clips people in these games always make you watch.  But Targossas is the plucky anime heroine when she is all cute and angry and stabs you to death because YOU'RE cute.  Or.  Princess Kenny.  Which I am pretty sure is the same thing.
  • MelodieMelodie MhaldorMember Posts: 4,474 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    edited January 1
    Kiskan said:

    Mhaldor - Alan Rickman (too soon?)
          
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  • SarathaiSarathai Member Posts: 2,139 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Nazihk said:
    Kyrra said:
    I always imagined Ashtan as French since it's the city of bro-mance.
    Cyrene is French. Not because of surrender jokes(though those are also valid) but because I can imagine them being ridiculously snobby about polluting their language and all that other stuff.
    Quebecois French, specifically.
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    - With sharp, crackling tones, Kyrra tells you, "The ladies must love you immensely."
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  • XadenXaden Member Posts: 1,829 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Aodfionn said:

    Eleusis = Irish

    Get the fuck out of here, don't stick us with that shit!
  • SobriquetSobriquet Member Posts: 1,449 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Way to prove yourself wrong there :p
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  • AlcreadiaAlcreadia Member Posts: 21 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Hashan, I believe, was very heavily into the thought of German, with the buildings and some of the old food. 


    Ehene
  • KhairtKhairt Member Posts: 273 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    An exgirlfriend of mine was reading achaea over my shoulder from across the room while I was idling at center crossing and asked me why people in game spoke with Chinese accents. I was pretty puzzled about it until I scrolled up and saw perdynmos say with a cheerful "cyrenese" accent whatever pastry chat commentary was relevant at the time and I lol'd heartily. Now cyrenians are all bakers, artists and whatever else a cyrene do voiced by Jackie Chan in my head.

    Always imagined mhaldor as Slavic, ashtan as American and shallam as French. I never think much about either hashan or 'loosis so I dunno what they'd be. Targossas uses Arabic, or maybe urdu, to better represent their jihadi genes


  • AhmetAhmet Wherever I wanna beMember Posts: 3,168 @@ - Legendary Achaean


    @Khairt ;

    #Verrucht :heart:
    Huh. Neat.
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  • MinifieMinifie Member Posts: 912 ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
    Mhaldorian accent
    Siduri
  • SiduriSiduri Member Posts: 1,399 @ - Epic Achaean
    Minifie said:
    Mhaldorian accent
    I'm Mhaldorian. Blah blah blahhh.

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  • VallieVallie Member Posts: 220 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Cyrene - Neutral city surrounded by chilly mountains and full of artisans - makes me think of the Swiss, always thought of everyone having a Scandinavian accent. I mentally pronounce Vallie like 'Vaul-lee' (not sure how else to represent the glottal sort of drop in the middle).

    Eleusis - As badass as I think all the Forestal stuff is, the shouts/people I've met have (unfortunately?) associated it with the stereotypical hippy kind of accent. Sorry :(

    Targossas - Everything I've read about Shallam  and even a lot of the Targossian family names makes me think Arabic (@Atalkez always pops up in my head for this). Since I don't know exactly what that sounds like, I snap default to like the Assassin's Creed 1/2 Arabic.

    Hashan - Every Hashanite I've met is really quirky, and with all the darkness vibes and every other room having some ghostygoo screaming at you, I think punk/metalhead British. Like mosh pit British, but still with the tea.

    Mhaldor - Aggressive German (*fans*), I really like the public posts I've read from Mhaldorians. But then @Aegoth will shout something and I get a Wayne's World vibe. If you add ", dude!" to the end of everything it fits really well.

    Ashtan - Feels playful, proud, and kind of silly. @Jinsun tried to steal from me once, and when it didn't work he just smiled, bowed, and left. So now they're all assorted accents a la Pirates of the Caribbean in my head (*double fans*) - less yarr, but every Ashtani I've interacted with has been quite well-spoken, and fits a lot of the flowery speech from the movies. @Dunn's pro-Babel shouts during the splinters and stuff, I've mentally heard as Barbossa >_>

    Very pleasant things to hear all around, but might be biased to mostly all the accents I like (except the hippy one. Sorry, 'loosis.)
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  • AlcreadiaAlcreadia Member Posts: 21 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Vallie said:

    Hashan - Every Hashanite I've met is really quirky, and with all the darkness vibes and every other room having some ghostygoo screaming at you, I think punk/metalhead British. Like mosh pit British, but still with the tea.

    I approve!


    Siduri
  • CoamenelCoamenel Member Posts: 186 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    I'm just going to put this here:

    You all know the war is over and not every german is an aggresive dictator, right?


  • KyrraKyrra Sanctum of the SkyMember Posts: 4,235 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Coamenel said:
    I'm just going to put this here:

    You all know the war is over and not every german is an aggresive dictator, right?


    Someone should tell my father that. He acts like Hitler is still alive. :)
    (D.M.A.): Cooper says, "Kyrra is either the most innocent person in the world, or the girl who uses the most innuendo seemingly unintentionally but really on purpose."

    Coamenel
  • VallieVallie Member Posts: 220 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    I specified aggressive German, because most of the German/German accents I've heard 'cause of friends/relationships are actually very soft, very smooth and soothing. But my college years were spent at industrial/metal scenes, not raves, so I like it when it's more guttural or growly too.

    I normally can't imagine most Mhaldorians speaking with the former because of how grandiose or statement-oriented the text tends to be. That being said, @Kiet and @Helewys I've interacted with 1 on 1 and those I imagined as much more of a serene sound.
  • XadenXaden Member Posts: 1,829 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Say what you want about Hitler, but he was one hell of a public speaker.
  • AnedhelAnedhel Member Posts: 2,367 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Given that Shallamese was basically supposed to be Arabic, and Targossian is something that might to the untrained ear sound similar, I always kind of imagine Farsi, or Turkish, when I think Targossian. And because there are a lot of Shallamese (Arabic!) transplants, many many loan words. 

    Those languages are so pretty. <3 Targ. 

    Eleusis I always kinda pictured as Pictish or Gaelic or something kinda old-timey British Isles-y. Blue painted druids and all that. 

    Ashtani I always pictured to be Latin, given how many of their public office and City rank titles are just repurposed Roman government/class terms. 

    To be honest, I always imagined Mhaldorian being some made-up language. Never really thought about it tons, but Black Speech from LoTR, or something like that is probably what I was closest to in my head. 

    Hashan and Cyrene never really made enough of a cultural impression to think of them as anything other than boring American :(

    I suppose, though, that given their city titles which are very reminiscent of Rennaissance/Victorian English social classes and their love for Greek loanwords, Cyrenians could just be high-class English public school kids (in the land of the backwards, where public school is super fancy and prestigious :/). 
    Liyane
  • SienaSiena Member Posts: 202 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Kiskan said:
    Ashtan - US frat bro - chugging health out of red Solo vials.  But it's a diverse place, so you'll also see the occasional Jersey accent with a blowout, too.  The women only talk about totems.  Always in quotes.  Sound like Kardashians.  Or maybe Snooki.   

    Cyrene - all sound like Martha Stewart.  Even the guys.  "So the pie isn't perfect? Cut it into wedges. Stay in control, and never panic", except a Cyrenian would never admit they care so deeply about pie.  It is a history of shame and desire.  But still.

    Hashan - ???!

    Mhaldor - Alan Rickman (too soon?)

    Targossas - I don't watch any anime except for the clips people in these games always make you watch.  But Targossas is the plucky anime heroine when she is all cute and angry and stabs you to death because YOU'RE cute.  Or.  Princess Kenny.  Which I am pretty sure is the same thing.
    That actually sounds right for Mhaldor. I mean, @Mishgul sounds similarish? What of Shallamese? Those are floating around still too.

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