southern speech

mooniwolfkomoki  asked:

Accents in writing. Yay or nay?

As with many things, it really depends.  

For one thing, it’s important to understand which groups have been mocked for their accents and which to stay away from.  For starters, be careful to avoid racist minstrel-type speech for Southern Black characters (e.g. “Dem cakes sho am sweet!”) and exaggerated parodies of East Asian accents (e.g. “Sollee, no washee,” et cetera.)  Basically, respecting your audience remains a priority.  

You can still portray their dialects (The Help, for instance, is really good at realistically capturing the different dialects of the characters) but exaggerating them can easily come off as racist and mocking, particularly in conjecture with the history of the groups in question.

Similarly, when writing accents, it’s important to avoid dehumanizing the characters:  exaggerated depictions of their accents can easily translate to a condescending, “the way I talk is normal and yours isn’t” type message. 

I, for instance, have a character who has a thick Mongolian accent.  I handle this by mentioning that he has a thick Mongolian accent, and then showing his slightly different dialect (little to no contractions, some grammatical errors, etc.) 

But he wouldn’t say, for instance, “Eet ees a pleasure to meat you, sir;” he would say, “It is a pleasure to meet you sir.” 

Similarly, several of my characters have Southern dialects (particularly in my newest manuscript, which takes place in the Southwest.)  They’re a lot of fun to portray, but the reader can still get the full affect without exaggerating the speaker’s accent:  

“It’s okay,” will become “s’okay,” “It’s not,” will become “s’not,” et cetera.  “Ain’t” is used as casual as “isn’t,” “y’all” is used in place of “you guys,” and double negatives are a social acceptability.  Paying attention to idiosyncrasies of dialect such as these tends to be much more effective than bombarding the audience with warped syllables and Southern twang.

Obviously, this merits a lot more discussion (and maybe a post all it’s own at some point) but for now, I’m going to say ‘yay’ – provided it’s done tentatively and thoughtfully.

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I’m not certain, but I believe Shoe0nhead named the liar “Dinsee Nuffin”. A very fitting name, if you ask me.

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Here I am, It’s M’Leigh…

Hello Inter World I’m Michelle aka M’Leigh.

Its great to meet you, it makes me so happy.

Expanding my horizons to see more of the writing world.

To have you read my work and I’ll read yours in return.

I was born in New Orleans, but grew up in Cincinnati.

Both cities make up parts of me, don’t worry I won’t get sappy.

Southern sounding speech with a Northers flare.

You know what I mean, I say with great care.

I like to write about life and experience.

Themes of helping people make me joyfully delirious.

I give hopefully good advice to those when I’m told.

Without sounding like I’m just spewing non-sense from my trap hole.

To write has always been an emotional outlet for me.

A way to express myself no mater if I’m feeling happy or crappy.

I mainly write to have fun and be creative.

The written word is my main art form from which my background is native.

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Lets grow together, lets learn from everyone.

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Lauren Southern ATTACKED by “anti-fascist” thugs in London! - Rebel Media

March 2016: Lauren Southern argues with SJWs and anti-fascists in public, gets pee thrown on her, which is assault.

June 2016: Woman is openly pro-Trump in San Jose, gets eggs thrown at her, which is assault. Other supporters get hats stolen and set on fire and attacked.

Still June 2016: Lauren Southern tries to report on BREXIT protest (I assume), gets physically removed by anti-fascists people in hoods and masks concealing their identities who steal her horribly racist Union Jack hat. Then some lady (who looks Southeast Asian) blames her for provoking people with a hat and accuses her of trolling. Police lecture her for “escalating”.

What is it with the regressive left and hating hot blonde white conservative ladies? And hats?

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Hello Inter World I’m Michelle aka M’Leigh.

Its great to meet you, it makes me so happy.

Expanding my horizons to see more of the writing world.

To have you read my work and I’ll read yours in return.

I was born in New Orleans, but grew up in Cincinnati.

Both cities make up parts of me, don’t worry I won’t get sappy.

Southern sounding speech with a Northers flare.

You know what I mean, I say with great care.

I like to write about life and experience.

Themes of helping people make me joyfully delirious.

I give hopefully good advice to those when I’m told.

Without sounding like I’m just spewing non-sense from my trap hole.

To write has always been an emotional outlet for me.

A way to express myself no mater if I’m feeling happy or crappy.

I mainly write to have fun and be creative.

The written word is my main art form from which my background is native.

Check me out, send me an ask or message.

Find me on Twitter or here where I’m a blogging hostage.

Lets grow together, lets learn from everyone.

While I do my best when ever I can to send you my Much Love.

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Headcanon #88

Hanzo had a dream where everyone in the world talked like McCree does. In his dream, he tried to escape from the southern speeches but everywhere he went everyone talked like a cowboy

Cat: “Howdy, nya’ll!”
Dog: “Hey there bark-ner!”
Baby: “There’s a snake in my boot!”

When Hanzo woke up, he stayed away from McCree for a couple of days.