Welcome to the Achaea Forums! Please be sure to read the Forum Rules.

What do you imagine the city accents to sound like?

2»

Comments

  • OmorOmor Posts: 756Member ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    Haha. Shallamese. Floating. I get it.
    Omor Ceberek - Targossas

    got gud
    XadenKenway
  • MishgulMishgul ROTHERHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMPosts: 5,306Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Siena said:
    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.
    l am English yes. :tongue:

    -

    One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important

    As drawn by Shayde
    hic locus est ubi mors gaudet succurrere vitae
  • SienaSiena Posts: 202Member ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Mishgul said:
    Siena said:
    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.
    l am English yes. :tongue:
    Buuuuut you have the Alan Rickman deepness, the drawl....not like your brother in law. haha

    image

    Mishgul
  • KayeilKayeil Washington StatePosts: 2,711Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Typically I'd think of Cyrene as more like Canadian, it probably helps that @Daklore is there. However, we have a lot of dwarven characters who do their dwarven speech/rp like they're scottish so I'm not sure...
    What doesn't kill you gives you exp.

  • DakloreDaklore Posts: 804Member ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    Kayeil said:
    Typically I'd think of Cyrene as more like Canadian, it probably helps that @Daklore is there. However, we have a lot of dwarven characters who do their dwarven speech/rp like they're scottish so I'm not sure...
    Canada has a wide variety of accents. Those of us in the Maritimes/Atlantic Canada have accents that are more closely related to Scottish and Irish accents, for example, because most of the area was settled by Scottish and Irish immigrants... soooo.... it still holds theoretical relevance. :3

    (of course, I'd like to say to @lisbethae ... I DON'T HAVE AN ACCENT! :P)
    image
    When Canada rules the world,
    things will be... nii~ice.
    Kayeil
  • LisbethaeLisbethae Posts: 176Member ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    Daklore said:
    Kayeil said:
    Typically I'd think of Cyrene as more like Canadian, it probably helps that @Daklore is there. However, we have a lot of dwarven characters who do their dwarven speech/rp like they're scottish so I'm not sure...
    Canada has a wide variety of accents. Those of us in the Maritimes/Atlantic Canada have accents that are more closely related to Scottish and Irish accents, for example, because most of the area was settled by Scottish and Irish immigrants... soooo.... it still holds theoretical relevance. :3

    (of course, I'd like to say to @lisbethae ... I DON'T HAVE AN ACCENT! :P)
    A BOOT!
  • TreyTrey Posts: 4,531Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Eleusis - Welsh



    Ashtan - Portuguese


  • KezKez Posts: 646Member ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
    Lisbethae said:
    Daklore said:
    Kayeil said:
    Typically I'd think of Cyrene as more like Canadian, it probably helps that @Daklore is there. However, we have a lot of dwarven characters who do their dwarven speech/rp like they're scottish so I'm not sure...
    Canada has a wide variety of accents. Those of us in the Maritimes/Atlantic Canada have accents that are more closely related to Scottish and Irish accents, for example, because most of the area was settled by Scottish and Irish immigrants... soooo.... it still holds theoretical relevance. :3

    (of course, I'd like to say to @lisbethae ... I DON'T HAVE AN ACCENT! :P)
    A BOOT!
    *eye* it's ABOAT
  • NatliyaNatliya Posts: 35Member ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Cyrene struck me as having a solid mixture of half Scottish, half Japanese.

    Ashtan is most definitely 'Murican, (Not to be mistaken for English or American.)

    Hashan always just seemed to be Mayla, to me.

    Targossas I never really pinned down, but I always figured it'd be a middle-eastern country.

    Am I the only person here who imagined Mhaldorian as French, just because of-that-one-book (I think it was either Hitcherhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, or Podkayne of Mars, or The Callahan Chronicals some older sci-fi) and its description of the languages? 

    Eleusis is a strange mixture of Jamican and Hippy.

    Bonus round; racial accents.
    Horkvali: Japanese

    Grook: Murloc

    Satyr: Mr. Tummus

    Draconic: Smaug, as voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch

    Atavian: "Seductive" Jack Sparrow
    Dwarven: Peter Dinklage
    Trollish: Mayweather/Abott&Costello

    Sireni: Inner-City New Yorker

    Mhun: Hobbiton

    Human: Southern American

    Tsol'aa: Agent Smith. Not Elrond 
    Rajamalan: My old pet cat, Whiskers

    Xorani: Dave Mallow


    I don't like long goodbyes.
    ShaydeHataruKyrra
  • AthroseilonAthroseilon Posts: 38Member ✭✭ - Stalwart
    Hashani roads are mostly Romance with a bit of Greek--Serpentis, Menagerie, Pathos, Prolux--which makes me think it's going to be some sort of Mediterranean accent. Italian, maybe, with the whole "court of shadows" thing making it a bit Florentine.
    Aldwic
  • DaeirDaeir AustraliaPosts: 6,276Member, Secret Squirrel @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Cyrene to me, has a sort of upper-crust American socialite accent merged with tinges of Scottish from the relatively disperse Dwarven constituent.

    Ashtan kind of has a faintly Victorian cross to it, now slowly fading to a kind of guttural streetspeak pidgin affair since the occupation by the Chaos Court.

    Mhaldor is similarly guttural, but has a much more regal posturing to it, and their guttural is distinctly more daemonic instead of like slavering and alien. They carry this over into Achaean by having a sort of throaty gruff, with heavy emphasis on hard consonants, at least in male speakers. Female speakers tend to err towards a smoother lilt with less obvious guttural cant.

    Hashan doesn't really have a distinct accent in my mind. Too disparate in peoples.

    Eleusis has very strong celtic overtones in both language and impression. I sort of just directly translate Eleusian to Gaelic in my head anyway, sound-wise.

    Targossas is an interesting one. They have a bit of a weird mix between a Middle-Eastern accent, and the gruff colloquialisms of the village people from the Eastern coast, especially prominent in areas like Shornwall. Theologians tend to have a lingering but rapidly fading Shallamese touch to them, slowly melding into something that I can't really describe. The Caefir have sort of inherited the brash, curt manner of speaking from Deucalion by proxy, so this sort of works its way into the accent, while the Aarash Kheyr are much 'softer' spoken but distinctly louder and more impactful when they do so. This gives Targossian a really unusual contrast in that the religious 'bent' of a certain person is reflected in their mannerisms of speech - you can kind of tell who favours who among the Bloodsworn based on how they generally speak.

    At least in my head, anyway.
    Shayde
2»
Sign In to Comment.