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18th Aug '16 3:45:01 PM Tre
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* Everyone in "Frank Herbert's ''{{Series/Dune}}''", the 2000 Creator/SciFiChannel miniseries, spoke with a Czech or other Eastern European accent, and the fictional language spoken in the book is an "Inglo-Slavic hybrid" with butt loads of Arabic and Farsi loan-words.

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* Everyone in "Frank Herbert's ''{{Series/Dune}}''", the 2000 Creator/SciFiChannel [[Creator/{{Syfy}} Sci Fi Channel]] miniseries, spoke with a Czech or other Eastern European accent, and the fictional language spoken in the book is an "Inglo-Slavic hybrid" with butt loads of Arabic and Farsi loan-words.
1st Aug '16 7:09:09 AM thatother1dude
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* Aversion: everyone in "Frank Herbert's ''{{Series/Dune}}''", the 2000 Creator/SciFiChannel miniseries, spoke with a Czech or other Eastern European accent, and the fictional language spoken in the book is an "Inglo-Slavic hybrid" with butt loads of Arabic and Farsi loan-words.

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* Aversion: everyone Everyone in "Frank Herbert's ''{{Series/Dune}}''", the 2000 Creator/SciFiChannel miniseries, spoke with a Czech or other Eastern European accent, and the fictional language spoken in the book is an "Inglo-Slavic hybrid" with butt loads of Arabic and Farsi loan-words.
1st Aug '16 7:07:43 AM thatother1dude
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* In ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'', aliens even have Japanese ''names''... though it's hinted (and explicitly stated in the [[NoExportForYou Japanese-only]] [[AllThereInTheManual supplementary material]]) that Juraians colonized that little corner of Earth, turning it into a justified example.
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1st Aug '16 7:04:49 AM thatother1dude
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* Garnet in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' is the only one of the Crystal Gems we've seen so far with a British accent. What's even odder about this is [[spoiler:neither of [[TwoBeingsOneBody Garnet's two halves]], Ruby and Sapphire, have a similar accent]].

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* Garnet in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' is the only one of the Crystal Gems we've seen so far with a British accent. What's even odder about this is [[spoiler:neither of [[TwoBeingsOneBody [[FusionDance Garnet's two halves]], Ruby and Sapphire, have a similar accent]].
29th Jul '16 3:21:51 PM nighttrainfm
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** Daleks speak in [[UsefulNotes/BritishAccents Received Pronunciation]], which can be quite hilarious at times with their [[CreepyMonotone shouty monotone voices]] and AccentUponTheWrongSyllable speech quirk - in the very first serial, "The Daleks", they pronounce 'vegetables' (pronounced in most casual British accents as something closer to 'veg-da-bles') as 'VEG-E-TA-BLLLLES', and it's wonderful to hear. Humour value aside, this was a neutral accent to hear on television in the 1960s, but they carried on doing it long after everyone else in ''Doctor Who'' and everyone else on television in general spoke in more naturalistic accents, making its non-neutrality and affectedness very obvious. This contrast is especially striking in the episode "Dalek", where the Doctor (who generally spoke RP in his early incarnations) is [[ChewingTheScenery screaming]] at the Dalek in broad [[OopNorth Manc]] while the Dalek responds in the Queen's English.

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** Daleks speak in [[UsefulNotes/BritishAccents Received Pronunciation]], which can be quite hilarious at times with their [[CreepyMonotone shouty monotone voices]] and AccentUponTheWrongSyllable speech quirk - in the very first serial, "The Daleks", they pronounce 'vegetables' (pronounced in most casual British accents as something closer to 'veg-da-bles') as 'VEG-E-TA-BLLLLES', and it's wonderful to hear. Humour value aside, this was a neutral accent to hear on television in the 1960s, but they carried on doing it long after everyone else in ''Doctor Who'' and everyone else on television in general spoke in more naturalistic accents, making its non-neutrality and affectedness very obvious. This contrast is especially striking in the episode "Dalek", where the Doctor (who generally spoke RP in his early incarnations) is [[ChewingTheScenery screaming]] at the Dalek in broad [[OopNorth Manc]] while the Dalek responds in the Queen's English.
3rd Mar '16 5:24:54 AM johnnye
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As is the case for any language, "unaccented" English doesn't exist (although if argued, it could be in Oxfordshire, the origin of the modern English vernacular and the RP dialect). When you don't notice someone's accent, that's because they're speaking with a very familiar accent - either your own, or a "broadcast standard" like American Broadcast English in the US and Received Pronunciation in the UK. So what sort of accent would an alien, a being with a wholly unearthly language background, have?

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As is the case for any language, "unaccented" English doesn't exist (although if argued, it could be in Oxfordshire, the origin of the modern English vernacular and the RP dialect).exist. When you don't notice someone's accent, that's because they're speaking with a very familiar accent - either your own, or a "broadcast standard" like American Broadcast English in the US and Received Pronunciation in the UK. So what sort of accent would an alien, a being with a wholly unearthly language background, have?



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10th Feb '16 6:17:31 AM Imperios
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* Inverted in ''VideoGame/StarOcean'' - the aliens, from Earth and with quasi-Caucasian names, all speak English in their voice clips, while the audio for the Fellpool, the alien race all the main characters are, are quite Japanese. Text is homogeneously Japanese, of course, which can probably be blamed on TranslatorMicrobes.

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* Inverted in ''VideoGame/StarOcean'' - the aliens, from Earth and with quasi-Caucasian quasi-European names, all speak English in their voice clips, while the audio for the Fellpool, the alien race all the main characters are, are quite Japanese. Text is homogeneously Japanese, of course, which can probably be blamed on TranslatorMicrobes.
17th Jan '16 7:54:11 PM merotoker
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** Also pops up in the [[{{Film/Transformers}} films]], when [[BlackDudeDiesFirst the first Autobot to die happened to be voiced by a black man]]. [[note]]In their defense, Jazz's death is due to HeroicSacrifice - he bravely stands his ground against Megatron to protect the fleeing humans, even though he knows he stands no chance against the Decepticon. Also, the choice was explained: ''somebody'' had to die, and we've got five Autobots. They didn't want it to be someone who'd died before, which cuts out Ratchet, Ironhide and (several times over) Prime, who'd do his usual die-and-get-better duty in the sequel. And Bumblebee is the ''franchise mascot.'' That leaves only Jazz.[[/note]] In the second film, Skids and Mudflap are two idiotic robots who seem to have based their mannerisms on hip-hop culture. Specifically; they're wiggers. There's also an Australian 'Bot.
** In ''TransformersAnimated'' Blitzwing has three separate German accents, the Jet Twins have Eastern European accents, Jazz is still black (but in a fairly different way, more {{Beatnik}} than JiveTurkey, and also is the first Transformer to wear pants), and, as usual, uptight bad guys are always British.

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** Also pops up in the [[{{Film/Transformers}} [[Franchise/TransformersFilmSeries films]], when [[BlackDudeDiesFirst the first Autobot to die happened to be voiced by a black man]]. [[note]]In their defense, Jazz's death is due to HeroicSacrifice - he bravely stands his ground against Megatron to protect the fleeing humans, even though he knows he stands no chance against the Decepticon. Also, the choice was explained: ''somebody'' had to die, and we've got five Autobots. They didn't want it to be someone who'd died before, which cuts out Ratchet, Ironhide and (several times over) Prime, who'd do his usual die-and-get-better duty in the sequel. And Bumblebee is the ''franchise mascot.'' That leaves only Jazz.[[/note]] In [[Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen the second film, film]], Skids and Mudflap are two idiotic robots who seem to have based their mannerisms on hip-hop culture. Specifically; they're wiggers. There's also an Australian 'Bot.
** In ''TransformersAnimated'' ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' Blitzwing has three separate German accents, the Jet Twins have Eastern European accents, Jazz is still black (but in a fairly different way, more {{Beatnik}} than JiveTurkey, and also is the first Transformer to wear pants), and, as usual, uptight bad guys are always British.



** On the other hand, in the Japanese adaptations (dubs and original animated series like ''The Headmasters'', ''Victory'', etc) many of the Autobots and Decepticons have [[JapanesePronouns different speech patterns]], although this is because of the age of their respective voice actors, rather than a stylistic choice (The notable example is Megatron, since he use ''washi'' for addressing himself in the original series, due of [[Creator/SeizoKato his voice actor]] being older).

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** On the other hand, in the Japanese adaptations (dubs and original animated series like ''The Headmasters'', ''Victory'', etc) many of the Autobots and Decepticons have [[JapanesePronouns [[UsefulNotes/JapanesePronouns different speech patterns]], although this is because of the age of their respective voice actors, rather than a stylistic choice (The notable example is Megatron, since he use ''washi'' for addressing himself in the original series, due of [[Creator/SeizoKato his voice actor]] being older).



* Garnet in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' is the only one of the Crystal Gems we've seen so far with a British accent.
** What's even odder about this is [[spoiler:neither of [[TwoBeingsOneBody Garnet's two halves]], Ruby and Sapphire, have a similar accent]].

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* Garnet in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' is the only one of the Crystal Gems we've seen so far with a British accent.
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accent. What's even odder about this is [[spoiler:neither of [[TwoBeingsOneBody Garnet's two halves]], Ruby and Sapphire, have a similar accent]].
3rd Jan '16 5:23:39 PM MeleKalikimaka
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** What's even odder about this is [[spoiler:neither of [[TwoBeingsOneBody Garnet's two halves]], Ruby and Sapphire, have a similar accent]].
9th Dec '15 8:19:18 PM msq
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* The Beta from ''VideoGame/GreyGoo'' all talk with an accent that comes across as a blend of Australian and South African.
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