meaninglessprose replied to your post: Elven Accents
Hey hey hey, did Elrond and Elros pick up a little of the Noldo accent?
Excellent question. Unfortunately, the answer is no. By the time the twins were born, most every Noldo had snuffed out their accents in everyday conversation. Maglor and Maedhros didn’t want Elrond and Elros to stick out like sour thumbs, so they were careful to speak with a perfect posh Sinda accent. Except, of course, when they were being teased relentlessly by their two frustrating wards.
HOWEVER, Elrond and Elros absolutely think they can do a Noldo accent, d'ye nae ken? They have never been more wrong about anything. They suck so badly at it, but they’re idiots who won’t stop and they annoy everyone in the process. Gil-galad didn’t have the accent, either, but even he knew it was very, very, very different from whatever nonsense the twins were speaking. The first time they did it in front of Celebrimbor, he maybe cried a little bit about how terribly they butchered it. He later enlisted Galadriel’s help in getting them to shut up for five damn minutes. She, equally appalled by the travesty which was their attempt at a Noldo accent, happily agreed. Have you ever heard a full-blown, 10000wpm Glaswegian conversation? It’s terrifying.
“They’ve a face like a skeplt erse,” Galadriel joked upon seeing their pale faces after her conversation with Celebrimbor.
“Michty me! They look gey peely wally,” Celebrimbor agreed.
This shut them up for maybe a week, but then Elros and Elrond were trying to incorporate all the phrases they’d heard in the conversation into their daily conversations. It was terrible.