Clairesail here again :) I don't recall of it's been mentioned before or not, but what kind of accent does Anna have? I'd assume an English one, as she goes to an English school, but I always read her voice in an American accent like her father's. And she's been raised around so many people with all different kinds of accents... so does she sound more British like her mom or more American like her dad?
Hi Claire! Daaaamn that’s a tricky one. Good question. Honestly it’s not something I usually think of because, you know, I write originally in Spanish and then I translate to English. But it’s true it’s a trait I should consider and have in mind, so, here we go!
You’re right when guessing Anna has been raised among different people with different accents - American accent with Zip, Kurtis and Marie, and add to that combo the Diné dizaad, the Navajo language, British accent with Lara and Lady Angeline, more Irish accent with father Dunstan and Winston (o maybe Winston just lost his Irish accent - if that’s a thing - after living so many years in Britain?), French accent with Jean Yves, Turkish accent with Selma, even Hindi accent with Radha and Sita Delhi.
Now this is insane, isn’t it? :D We can say at this point the girl should be utterly confused at which kind of accent to pick up, but as she spent more time with her parents and grandmas than with the rest of the crowd, I guess American/British accent are the dominant; despite she might adopt some of the other accents while she’s with that other people. (It has happened to me when spending time, for example, with my Mexican friends, I adopted the Mexican accent without even noticing I was doing it, then when back to my Spanish envinroment I lose it again and recover my Spanish accent).
Now, between American and British accent, I think she’ll be more inclined to sound American, like it’s - and this is just MY personal appreciation - a more comfortable, cool pronunciation of English, easy to learn, easy to remember, easy to adopt, while I find British accent more difficult to master.
We know that Anna sounds more like Kurtis than like Lara, she lacks Lara’s manners and educated vocabulary, she easily swears and curses and uses her father’s poor soldier slang, just because you know, children are more attracted to bad uses than to good uses. She finds it cool and comfortable and prefers it over the delicate, refinated British accent.
So in the end, I guess she’s more sounding American, rather than British, which doesn’t mean her British relatives won’t kinda struggle to make her adopt the British accent - if only to clean a little that filthy mouth. She will try to contain herself, anyway. And as she lives part of her life in England, it’s logical some of the British accent will stick to her anyway, if only for Lara.
Maybe she just lives jumping from one accent to other, from one slang to other, depending of the person she’s with, just as I do with my Mexican friends… but it will be easier for her as she’s still a kid and kids are like sponges, they absorb easily whatever floats around them…