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Related to Language Tropes, these are tropes that deal with the way in which characters from a certain region and their actors pronounce words, and the character traits these pronounciations imply.
- Accent Adaptation
When a translator substitutes a dialect in his own language for a comparable one in the original work's language.
- Accent Relapse
A character who has been speaking perfect English is revealed to be a spy for a foreign country, and immediately begins speaking with a heavy accent.
- Aliens of London
When aliens have especially familiar accents.
- Alter Kocker
A senior citizen with a Yiddish accent.
- American Accents
Yeah, so, like, there's not just one of 'em, huh?
- Anime Accent Absence
In anime, a foreign character will normally speak Japanese flawlessly, unless the plot depends on a language barrier.
- As Long as It Sounds Foreign
Where creators don't bother getting a foreign language right when they feature it in their work.
- Australian Accent
- Brave Scot
A character with a Scottish accent in mediaeval or fantasy stories is likely to be a warrior.
- Brief Accent Imitation
When someone briefly imitates another accent, usually for comedic effect.
- British Accents
Pip pip, old chap!
- Evil Brit
Any character with a British accent, particularly an upper class English one, is likely to turn out to be a villain.
- I Am Very British
Where all or most British characters speak with posh accents.
- The Queen's Latin
People in historical dramas are given British accents, even though they aren't British or in Britain or even speaking English.
- Smart People Speak the Queen's English
Brainy characters have posh English accents, even if they aren't English.
- Evil Brit
- Canadian Accents
We know what we're talking aboot, eh?
- Chinese Dialects and Accents
Of course the most-used language in the world has its own accents...wait, is it actually another language?
- Everything Sounds Sexier in French
Where the same sentence said in different language can give over different impressions (sexy, funny, charming, grating, etc.)
- Fake Nationality
When an actor plays a native of a nationality or area other than their own.
- Funetik Aksent
Dialogue spelled phonetically, so that it looks the way the character sounds to someone with another accent.
- German Dialects
Presentink ze many different wariants of ze German Language.
- How's Your British Accent?
An actor plays a character with a different accent from his own. Then the character has to pretend to have the actor's own accent.
- International Pop Song English
An artificial accent used by singers all around the world.
- Just a Stupid Accent
Where characters who are not English-speakers are portrayed as speaking English, but with a heavy accent, to remind viewers that they're foreign.
- Kansai Regional Accent
An accent from a region in Japan which often indicates a brash, outspoken, or boisterous person.
- Tohoku Regional Accent
An accent from a region in Japan which indicates a hick from the boonies.
- Tohoku Regional Accent
- Misplaced Accent
When a character has an accent that does not fit their origin.
- Not Even Bothering with the Accent
When an actor decides not to bother putting on an accent, often because it'll sound too silly.
- Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping
Where an actor slips into his or her natural accent while acting the part of someone with a different one.
- Shocking Voice Identity Reveal
Where a character's accent or voice reveals who they are.
- Simpleton Voice
Where you can tell a dumb character is dumb just from the sound of his voice.
- Unexplained Accent
When a character speaks with an accent which is neither justified by the plot nor the actor's own accent.
- Vampire Vords
Ze Classical Movie Vampire vahnts to sakh yo blahd.
- What the Hell Is That Accent?
When a character is given an accent to emphasize their foreigness, or the actor speaks in their natural accent, but the audience cannot identify it.
- You Say Tomato
When a character's odd accent is commented on
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