people with accents

anonymous asked:

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…

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When you think you speak a language properly and go to that Country.
This so accurate it hurts (apply to slang and weird accents too)

The only thing I want is to be able to travel, to look around and know where I am yet don’t know at all, to meet new people and languages and accents and monuments and food and cultures, to be able to look around with an entirely new sense of wonder. I think then I’ll be home
—  c.t.//excerpt from a book I won’t write

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Things that confuse me in Fallout 4:

  • you can heal Nick Valentine…with a stimpack??
  • burnt and ruined books, empty lunchboxes and napkins somehow don’t count as “Junk” but functional circuit boards, biometric scanners and distress pulsers do
  • How the Institute hasn’t found the Railroad HQ yet, considering there is a massive red line leading directly to a location that has their fucking logo painted on the outside wall
  • the password is  R-A-I-L-R-O-A-D ffs how has nobody besides some random dude from a vault figured this out before
  • how did Ironsides get on that ship. also where did he get that sweet hat
  • Diamond City people remember what Halloween and Christmas is, but have forgotten how baseball works despite living in an old baseball stadium
  • how can the Bobrovs have a Russian accent when nobody’s had contact with Russia in 200+ years? same for Cait’s Irish accent or Proctor Quinlain’s british
  • “yes I’m sure this 200 year old irradiated canned slop is still good to eat”
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  • Person: you have such a quirky personality, and I think your mannerisms are cute :)
  • Me: thanks, I borrowed them from my coworker, best friend, and the main character of the tv show I've been watching recently.
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Tara Clancy has made a career sharing honest, funny tales about her life. A former bartender and a proud member of the working class, she also has a thick Queens accent. “Unfortunately, people hear [my accent] and they don’t think, ‘Now there’s a person who popularized quantum electrodynamics,’ ” she says. “They hear it and they make judgments.”

Her new memoir is called The Clancys of Queens.

When A Professor Laughed At Her Queens Accent, Writer Tara Clancy Doubled Down

I hate how there is practically no Ravenclaw merch, and when there is it’s in the WRONG COLORS

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Pairing: Newt/Y/n

Request: I love your pieces so far, keep up the great work!!   What would you think about writing a Newt piece where a (slytherin) reader who defended him at Hogwarts runs into him in New York?  Thank you love :))            

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Originally posted by hardyness

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After soon graduating from Hogwarts,, as a half blood proud slytherin, you decided to move across seas.


It was from London to New York.


It wasn’t the easiest change either, a lot of people got tangled in the accent as they called it. Others where confused by your clothing.

There were a lot more people too, wondering the streets in the day.

You had a contract with he American wizard society that you would study charms here for three years, then go back to London for a boring ministry of magic job.

You weren’t really out going, you just liked to have excitement in your life. And sitting in a boring office all day didn’t sound like something you’d want to do for the rest of your life.

So you now got to study things like turning teapots into flames that could sing.

It could get pretty complicated.

You were hustling down a busy New York street, your bag in hand, purple jacket over your shoulder.

Bam!

You ran smack dab into person.

You dropped your bag on the ground, a couple quills spilling out.

“Oh gosh…I’m so sorry” Another British voice spoke.

The voice sounded familiar, and when you peered up you noticed why.

It was Newt Scamander.

You had both been in the same potions class almost all of your Hogwarts years. There was one year in particular; year 3. He kept getting picked on by other students, even some people in his own house. You had been he one to stand up for him. You later became very good friends in your years at Hogwarts.


But then he had gotten expelled, and you never had any contact again.

But here he was, crashing into your life again.

“y/n?”

you stood up straight, nodding your head.

“I thought id never see you again..”

“Yeah,” You laughed slightly, scratching your neck.

“So you graduated Hogwarts then?” Newt asked, laughing awkwardly.

“Yeah. But barely, you left me”

Newt looked down, “I had to Y/N it was for Leta”

“Newt everyone knew she was using you. She always talked about it in the common room. And you ended up falling for her trap and no–”

Newt reached for your hand, and held it tightly in yours.

“yes, I might’ve made that mistake, but i don’t want to lose my best friend again.”