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Racial vocalisation characteristics

Tahquil Member Posts: 4,579 @@ - Legendary Achaean

Much like the "What colour should x citzen appear as on my client?" question, the question about how people imagine certain races and racial languages sound rolls around every so often and can cause mild controversy.

So here it is again. How do you imagine the accents or characteristics for each of the races and their languages? I'm extra curious to find out what people think of the relatively new Tash'la.

(P.s. Sorry about the awkward name but I couldn't think of a simpler way to put it.)


  • Aodfionn
    Aodfionn Seattle, WAMember Posts: 1,239 @@ - Legendary Achaean

    trolls sound like Treebeard from the LotR movies, I don't make the rules

    Aurora says, "Are you drunk, Aodfionn?"
  • Saonji
    Saonji Member Posts: 913 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent

    Male dwarfs sound like Willie from the Simpsons.

  • Ognog
    Ognog Member Posts: 313 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    edited July 23

    Dwarfs all have Scottish accents. Ye cannae imagine it any other way, lassie.

    I know they're not elves, but Tsol'aa sound like Legolas and Galadriel in my head too.

  • Archaeon
    Archaeon Ur mums house lolMember Posts: 1,454 ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
  • Treyal
    Treyal Member Posts: 90 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished

    The flanderization (Willie-ization?) of Dwarves into drunk scotsmen is one of the most painful bastardizations that have been wrought on Tolkien.

  • Gallida
    Gallida Member Posts: 223 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished

    Xorans sound like Lrrr, ruler of the planet Omicron Persei 8.

    I take no pleasure in reporting this.

  • Grandue
    Grandue Member Posts: 397 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
  • Mayapple
    Mayapple Member Posts: 42 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished

    UMM EXCUSE ME okay that wasn't half bad, actually.

    I will accept for low voiced xorans the voice of Zorak, rest his soul, or perhaps https://youtu.be/QxYHkKLaFmY would do nicely.

    For high voiced xorans I prefer a range of clear bell tones.

    Keep in mind ic we were birthed from experiments and had to develop language with little help. For this reason I choose to imagine most overly enunciate as though every word were a careful selection.

    Oh right. Let us not forget the fashionable option some have chosen to include the chirps, trills, and other vocalizations you might be most familiar with from the cleverest of girls.

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