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Tycho of Penny Arcade made the following statement yesterday "I found… - Melodramatic, corsetted mistress of the obscure
December 3rd, 2009
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Tycho of Penny Arcade made the following statement yesterday "I found it very strange that Elves and Dwarves (in Dragon Age) - though Dwarves more so - had no accent of any kind." to which I kind of blinked.


They have US/Canadian accents. Noble (human) Fereldens have English accents. Orlaiseans have French accents. Antivans have Spanish accents.

I was kind of :O that Tycho failed to notice that.

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From:silverfae
Date:December 4th, 2009 03:34 pm (UTC)
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It's a funny thing, those accents. I believe some people can't recognize it if it isn't vastly different to their ears.
But me? I'd be going "which part of the US?"
Canadian sounds vastly different to me than standard Midwest American.

It's my theory that we "brats" can pick up accent nuances much quicker than the average townie. Some Midwesterners have guessed my mum for Australian(?!!) when she clearly has the Brit equivalent of a standard Midwest (ie, no discernible upper Northwest) "accent".

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From:solan_t
Date:December 4th, 2009 03:40 pm (UTC)
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My problem is, I can't hear the accents I am used to. Californian, Washintonian (is that a word?) and Kansas all sound like 'no accent' to me. And I am VERY often surprised by who is Canadian, because I hear no accent from them.

Now, deep south and Northwestern, those I hear.
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From:silverfae
Date:December 4th, 2009 04:19 pm (UTC)
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I think Canadian depends on the region as well.
I've met Canadians that I can't detect an accent on either, and then there's French Canadian and that "ohh eh" Great White North accent. :)
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From:solan_t
Date:December 4th, 2009 04:21 pm (UTC)
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Oh, yes, those I can hear. :D There are a couple-few French Canadians in my WoW guild, in fact.
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