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Modern Elven Accent [chat]

EddyEddy Gengar the BittersweetRegistered User regular
edited November 2020 in Debate and/or Discourse
Elves have accents. What do they sound like?

The GF in the AITA who LARPed as an elf during a Zoom call supporting her BF's relative who was undergoing chemo: Irish

Standard Received Pronunciation (and NOT Icelandic, which Tolkien wanted but the rest of the cultured world rejected): the King's/Queen's English

A culture that is a goofy relic of the past and weirdly monotonal and emotionless whilst proclaiming the supremacy of their race: 1920s Mid-Atlantic radio voice

My superior theory to reflect a greying population watching their ancient culture be sullied and ultimately subsumed by a decadent modern west: Japanese

Ceddy's inferior theory, based on a subversion of how Dwarves appear to be the ultimate drunken, hard-fighting, hard-fucking townies: Boston townie

honorable mentions:
California Stoner vocal fry (High Elves)
Icelandic/Norse (Tolkien's original vision)
French (because of course)
Australian (for the antipodean Drows)

"and the morning stars I have seen
and the gengars who are guiding me" -- W.S. Merwin

Modern Elven Accent [chat] 84 votes

Irish/Gaelic
21%
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The Queen's English
9%
HappylilElfTastyfishzekebeausurrealitycheckBethalizdavidsdurionsmRahmanicredeiki 8 votes
1920s Mid-Atlantic
20%
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Japanese
22%
Rear Admiral ChocoElendilP10LoserForHireXRamijungleroomxBrodyDemonStaceyAlazullHonkEddyWinkySealOrcaKamiroOrphaneMsAnthropyTuminpainfulPleasance 19 votes
Boston townie
26%
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  • MimMim Dont'cha wish your girlfriend was dead like me? Registered User regular
    Boston townie
    The [chat] should’ve been called “[chat] and Hammerstein’s ‘Orcs and Dolls’”

    Sage everything. Even your genitals.
  • Styrofoam SammichStyrofoam Sammich WANT. normal (not weird)Registered User regular
    Boston townie
    Ents, but Italian

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  • SixSix Heartbreakingly vulnerable yet unabashedly sensual Registered User regular
    edited November 2020
    Oi

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  • TuminTumin Registered User regular
    Japanese
    Drizzt-kun~~~

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  • P10P10 An Idiot With Low IQ Registered User regular
    Japanese
    all the elves i've seen (in hentai) speak japanese

    Shameful pursuits and utterly stupid opinions
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  • MimMim Dont'cha wish your girlfriend was dead like me? Registered User regular
    Boston townie
    P10 wrote: »
    all the elves i've seen (in hentai) speak japanese

    ‘Cist

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  • SixSix Heartbreakingly vulnerable yet unabashedly sensual Registered User regular
    The correct answer is bogan

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  • SniperGuySniperGuy SniperGuyGaming Registered User regular
    Do you think a wal-mart in hell would have any sort of extra torture for the employees?

    Presumably when the players are talking to an NPC at some point a manager who is clearly a devil would come over "Hey guys! I see you're talking to Mark, one of our super stars! I'm sure he'll find what you need, won't you Mark"
    Mark: *noncommittal groan*
    Manager: "Ha ha, that's the spirit! Mark, don't forget it's your turn to bring chips to the mandatory holiday party tonight and also could you work late, Vogthoth called out sick. Great, thanks, sorry to interrupt folks!"

    Is that enough or does like, an imp also then throw a rock at Mark or something? Just little infernal kids going around pulling items off shelves while their parent argues with someone on the phone in front of the area he's trying to restock?

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  • override367override367 ALL minions Registered User regular
    edited November 2020
    Tumin wrote: »
    Drizzt-kun~~~

    The problem with Drizzt is that he doesn't have enough people that want him

    they came close with Arunika and Dalia and PROBABLY Artemis Entrari all at once but they missed an opportunity

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  • Captain InertiaCaptain Inertia Registered User regular
    1920s Mid-Atlantic
    I don’t even know what the accent I picked sounds like but all the others sucked so here we are

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  • MimMim Dont'cha wish your girlfriend was dead like me? Registered User regular
    Boston townie
    Satan would make sure the chips were salt free, vegan, gluten free, soy free, fat free, kosher, no parabens, all natural ingredients and peanut free because Karen’s son’s friend David who visits sometimes is very allergic to various nuts.

    Sage everything. Even your genitals.
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  • Hi I'm Vee!Hi I'm Vee! Formerly VH; She/Her; Is an E X P E R I E N C E Registered User regular
    Whatever Sadie Doyle's accent is.



    I think it's closest to 1920s Mid-Atlantic probably

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  • EchoEcho Moderator mod
    Well, that was an emotional shit sandwich two days in a row.

    Echo wrote: »
    Let they who have not posted about their balls in the wrong thread cast the first stone.
  • descdesc Goretexing to death Registered User regular
    Wait Eddy if elves speak Japanese then my fanfic series “Legolas and the Masamune Blade” is basically canon

    I’m in

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  • Captain InertiaCaptain Inertia Registered User regular
    1920s Mid-Atlantic
    Oh no

  • MimMim Dont'cha wish your girlfriend was dead like me? Registered User regular
    Boston townie
    Echo wrote: »
    Well, that was an emotional shit sandwich two days in a row.

    ????

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    Elvenshae
  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    edited November 2020
    Irish/Gaelic
    I don’t even know what the accent I picked sounds like but all the others sucked so here we are

    It's a half-American, half-British way of pronunciation (hence "mid-Atlantic") that was done as a radio-voice and movie-voice for posh people a long time ago.

    ED: Movie voice, not move-voice.

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  • EddyEddy Gengar the Bittersweet Registered User regular
    Japanese
    Mim wrote: »
    Satan would make sure the chips were salt free, vegan, gluten free, soy free, fat free, kosher, no parabens, all natural ingredients and peanut free because Karen’s son’s friend David who visits sometimes is very allergic to various nuts.

    I feel like that's actually Heaven, which is so considerate and inoffensive as to be dreary and depressing

    Hell is obviously the salt-brined sea in chip form, because it's bad for you but it feels so good

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    and the gengars who are guiding me" -- W.S. Merwin
  • DoodmannDoodmann Registered User regular
    1920s Mid-Atlantic
    This is the best chat poll I've ever seen.

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  • Styrofoam SammichStyrofoam Sammich WANT. normal (not weird)Registered User regular
  • ElkiElki get busy Moderator, ClubPA mod
    Is thanksgiving tomorrow?

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  • JebusUDJebusUD Adventure! Candy IslandRegistered User regular

    Isn't total travelers way down though?

    I don't have courage but I have something else.
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  • JebusUDJebusUD Adventure! Candy IslandRegistered User regular
    Elki wrote: »
    Is thanksgiving tomorrow?

    I give thanks every day. #blessed

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  • SixSix Heartbreakingly vulnerable yet unabashedly sensual Registered User regular
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  • SniperGuySniperGuy SniperGuyGaming Registered User regular
    Elki wrote: »
    Is thanksgiving tomorrow?

    Thursday, so depending on your time zone, yes.

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  • descdesc Goretexing to death Registered User regular
    Elki wrote: »
    Is thanksgiving tomorrow?

    Thursday

  • TuminTumin Registered User regular
    edited November 2020
    Japanese
    Hell's Walmart's shelves are increasingly enticing and become better stocked and cheaper the deeper you go, but you have to agree to more and more sketchy loyalty programs to get to the best deals, and any time you're on the fence they bring in a closer who will do whatever it takes to get you on board

    Surely you won't let your deepest desires go over a little loyalty test?

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  • BogartBogart Streetwise Hercules Fighting The Rising Odds Registered User, Moderator mod
    It’s not just the regional British and Irish accents that permeate the general depiction of fantasy races, it’s the delights of our class system as well.

    Never hear anything but working class orcs, do you? Maybe Sauron is just trying to unionise them, and Gandalf is a strikebreaker.

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  • Styrofoam SammichStyrofoam Sammich WANT. normal (not weird)Registered User regular
    Boston townie
    JebusUD wrote: »

    Isn't total travelers way down though?

    Volume is around half apparently, though Im not sure how much comfort I find in that

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  • SniperGuySniperGuy SniperGuyGaming Registered User regular
    JebusUD wrote: »

    Isn't total travelers way down though?

    Hrm, comments on that tweet are asking for passenger count

    So maybe this isn't actually as bad as it seems

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  • Rhesus PositiveRhesus Positive GNU Terry Pratchett Registered User regular
    Irish/Gaelic
    I've tried Irish elves when running fantasy games, but got slated for the accent attempt, so I stick with languorous Roger Allam-esque posh voices instead

    [Muffled sounds of gorilla violence]
  • SleepSleep Registered User regular
    Boston townie
    It is the phrase that comes to mind when you've heard enough shitty boston townies.
    Just thinking of an ethereally beautiful LOTR style elf in all their finery just yelling that absolutely trash line is quite the mental image.

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  • cB557cB557 voOOP Registered User regular
    1920s Mid-Atlantic
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  • SixSix Heartbreakingly vulnerable yet unabashedly sensual Registered User regular
    The flight tomorrow I was supposed to be on was almost empty.

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  • ElkiElki get busy Moderator, ClubPA mod
    Elves are aussies from the boonies.

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  • Styrofoam SammichStyrofoam Sammich WANT. normal (not weird)Registered User regular
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    Bogart wrote: »
    It’s not just the regional British and Irish accents that permeate the general depiction of fantasy races, it’s the delights of our class system as well.

    Never hear anything but working class orcs, do you? Maybe Sauron is just trying to unionise them, and Gandalf is a strikebreaker.

    There was some guy, Russian I think, who wrote a version of the story where Sauron is trying to build an egalitarian industrial society and gets overthrown by a superstitious and wildly racist hereditary aristocracy.

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  • SixSix Heartbreakingly vulnerable yet unabashedly sensual Registered User regular
    Elki wrote: »
    Elves are aussies from the boonies.

    THIS IS THE JOKE I’M TRYING TO MAKE

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  • descdesc Goretexing to death Registered User regular
    Sleep wrote: »
    It is the phrase that comes to mind when you've heard enough shitty boston townies.
    Just thinking of an ethereally beautiful LOTR style elf in all their finery just yelling that absolutely trash line is quite the mental image.

    ... *loosens collar*

  • NEO|PhyteNEO|Phyte They follow the stars, bound together. Strands in a braid till the end.Registered User regular
    Ents, but Italian

    Entalians.

    It was that somehow, from within the derelict-horror, they had learned a way to see inside an ugly, broken thing... And take away its pain.
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  • ronyaronya Arrrrrf. the ivory tower's basementRegistered User regular
    1920s Mid-Atlantic

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