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21st Feb '17 7:32:02 PM gewunomox
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* Thankfully averted in TheBeatles fantasy ''Fanfic/WithStringsAttached'', where the author uses only a light touch to make the four sound Liverpudlian (which is a notoriously difficult accent to reproduce on paper). However, played for some ironic effect in the sequel, ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'', when different outworlders have different weird accents that are visually depicted—and where people are always commenting on the four as having weird accents. (At one point they're referred to as “those four guys with the funny accents.”)

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* Thankfully averted in TheBeatles Music/TheBeatles fantasy ''Fanfic/WithStringsAttached'', where the author uses only a light touch to make the four sound Liverpudlian (which is a notoriously difficult accent to reproduce on paper). However, played for some ironic effect in the sequel, ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'', when different outworlders have different weird accents that are visually depicted—and where people are always commenting on the four as having weird accents. (At one point they're referred to as “those four guys with the funny accents.”)
30th Jan '17 10:45:55 AM DoubleXXCross
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* In the Non-Designer's Design Book by Robin Williams (no, not [[Creator/RobinWilliams that one]]), some of the sample text, rather than being lorem ipsum, she has a very extreme Funetik Aksent version of fairy tales. So extreme that at 1st, and 3rd glance, it looks like just a bunch of random words thrown together.

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* In the Non-Designer's Design Book by Robin Williams (no, not [[Creator/RobinWilliams that one]]), some of the sample text, rather than being lorem ipsum, she has a very extreme Funetik Aksent version of fairy tales. So extreme that at 1st, first, and 3rd third glance, it looks like just a bunch of random words thrown together.



*** The usual term for that is Anguish Languish. http://www.justanyone.com/allanguish.html

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*** The usual term for that It's actually an except from [[http://www.crockford.com/wrrrld/anguish.html#Ladle Rat Rotten Hut Howard L Chace's famous transcription]] of LittleRedRidingHood in 'Anguish Languish', which is Anguish Languish. http://www.justanyone.com/allanguish.htmlan entire book full of such homophonous nonsense.
25th Jan '17 3:42:33 PM Xtifr
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* In TimeFcuk, all the people that send "text messages" to you enunciate each letter individually.

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* In TimeFcuk, ''VideoGame/TimeFcuk'', all the people that send "text messages" to you enunciate each letter individually.
22nd Jan '17 6:32:27 PM Kotomikun
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* ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'' parodies this with the Gnomes. Many of them replace every instance of "N" with "GN" (such as "Hello agaign, Advegnturer") which looks strange but, if read out loud, [[SubvertedTrope does not change the pronunciation at all]] (because the "G" in "GN" is silent).
9th Jan '17 11:04:49 PM ShorinBJ
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* ''Literature/LiveAndLetDie'' by Ian Fleming has Franchise/JamesBond and Felix Leiter overhear a conversation between two people in Harlem. The long argument and makeup between the black couple is done in the "negro dialect". The conversation doesn't even HAVE a purpose other than to show, how black Americans speak according to Fleming.

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* ''Literature/LiveAndLetDie'' by Ian Fleming has Franchise/JamesBond and Felix Leiter overhear a conversation between two people in Harlem. The long argument and makeup between the black couple is done in the "negro dialect". The conversation doesn't even HAVE a purpose other than to show, show how black Americans speak according to Fleming.



* ''Creator/TheSoundandtheFury'' is told by an idiot with a Funetik Aksent to match. The novel is split into four parts, the first three with a different character providing a first-person POV. The idiot is one of those three characters (with the others related to him in some way). Then the last part is third-person, sorta.

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* ''Creator/TheSoundandtheFury'' ''Creator/TheSoundAndTheFury'' is told by an idiot with a Funetik Aksent to match. The novel is split into four parts, the first three with a different character providing a first-person POV. The idiot is one of those three characters (with the others related to him in some way). Then the last part is third-person, sorta.
7th Jan '17 5:00:09 PM MiddleEighth
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*Thankfully averted in TheBeatles fantasy ''Fanfic/WithStringsAttached'', where the author uses only a light touch to make the four sound Liverpudlian (which is a notoriously difficult accent to reproduce on paper). However, played for some ironic effect in the sequel, ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'', when different outworlders have different weird accents that are visually depicted—and where people are always commenting on the four as having weird accents. (At one point they're referred to as “those four guys with the funny accents.”)
**Though at the Border Crossroads Inn, when Folse asks Terb if he can remember anything unusual about George and John, and Terb remarks that they have weird accents, Folse dismisses this with “So does everyone.”
29th Dec '16 2:04:58 AM Mhazard
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Not to confused with XtremeKoolLetterz, which is about deliberately switching letters to make a word fancy.

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Not to confused confuse with XtremeKoolLetterz, which is about deliberately switching letters to make a word fancy.
29th Dec '16 2:04:43 AM Mhazard
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Not to confused with XtremeKoolLetterz, which is about deliberately switching letters to make a word fancy.
27th Dec '16 4:03:19 PM FuzzyBoots
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* ''Literature/DrawingABlank'' has all of the Scots characters starting this way, or lapsing into it when Carlton fails to comprehend them, but are otherwise just noted to have an accent and then spelling normally.
6th Dec '16 5:46:54 PM Eievie
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[[caption-width-right:350: No. No I don't [[BriefAccentImitation fawlluw]].[[labelnote:Probable Translation]]No son, I'll never speak a word against Jeremy – it was a sore fight, and poor Dougal had it coming, for all that. I just hope they're celebrating proper! As you know, there's no children where there's no nookie! It would be good to watch and be sure of the bonking, but I'll be dead and gone before they're away... and maybe that's as it should be. Regrets are for loose women, do you follow?[[/labelnote]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350: No. No I don't [[BriefAccentImitation fawlluw]].[[labelnote:Probable Translation]]No son, I'll never speak a word against Jeremy – it Jeremy--it was a sore fight, and poor Dougal had it coming, for all that. I just hope they're celebrating proper! As you know, there's no children where there's no nookie! It would be good to watch and be sure of the bonking, but I'll be dead and gone before they're away... and maybe that's as it should be. Regrets are for loose women, do you follow?[[/labelnote]]]]



A Funetik Aksent (Phonetic Accent) is dialogue spelled phonetically, so that it looks the way the character sounds to someone with another accent; since [[AccentTropes accents]] are one of the major ways of [[CharacterizationTropes providing characterization]], this is an easy shortcut to ''[[ButThouMust force the reader to act out the character correctly]]'' (admittedly at the cost of confusing those reading outside their language, and slowing those who aren't).

Though typically used now to highlight an exaggerated, clichéd and/or [[LargeHam hammy]] character, this trope is famous for its somewhat bad-taste perpetuating of [[{{Stereotype}} stereotypes]] in the past, portraying various cultures as less educated/intelligent/literate; a classic example is ''GoneWithTheWind'', where the black slaves' and poor whites' accents are given phonetically but the white owners' accent (which is every bit as thick) ''isn't''.

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A Funetik Aksent (Phonetic Accent) is dialogue spelled phonetically, so that it looks the way the character sounds to someone with another accent; since accent. Since [[AccentTropes accents]] are one of the major ways of [[CharacterizationTropes providing characterization]], this is an easy shortcut to ''[[ButThouMust force the reader to act out the character correctly]]'' (admittedly at the cost of confusing those reading outside their language, and slowing those who aren't).

Though typically used now to highlight an exaggerated, clichéd and/or [[LargeHam hammy]] character, this trope is famous for its somewhat bad-taste perpetuating of [[{{Stereotype}} stereotypes]] in the past, portraying various cultures as less educated/intelligent/literate; a classic example is ''GoneWithTheWind'', ''Literature/GoneWithTheWind'', where the black slaves' and poor whites' accents are given phonetically but the white owners' accent (which is every bit as thick) ''isn't''.
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