Related to LanguageTropes, these are tropes and useful notes that deal with the way in which characters from a certain region and their actors pronounce words, and the character traits these pronounciations imply.
* AccentAdaptation\\
When a translator substitutes a dialect in his own language for a comparable one in the original work's language.
* AccentDepundent\\
When a {{pun}} used in a work works better (or not at all) with a certain accent.
* AccentRelapse\\
A character who has been speaking a certain language (usually English) perfectly is revealed to be a spy for a foreign country, and immediately begins speaking with a heavy accent.
* AliensOfLondon\\
When aliens have especially familiar accents.
* AlterKocker\\
A senior citizen with a Yiddish accent.
* AnimeAccentAbsence\\
In anime, a foreign character will normally speak Japanese flawlessly, unless the plot depends on a language barrier.
* ArabBeobleTalk\\
Arabs try to speak English.
* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign\\
Where creators don't bother getting a foreign language right when they feature it in their work.
* BraveScot\\
A character with a Scottish accent in mediaeval or fantasy stories is likely to be a warrior.
* BriefAccentImitation\\
When someone briefly imitates another accent, usually for comedic effect.
* EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench\\
Where the same sentence said in different language can give over different impressions (sexy, funny, charming, grating, etc.)
* FakeNationality\\
When an actor plays a native of a nationality or area other than their own.
** FakeAmerican
** FakeAustralian
** FakeBrit
** FakeIrish
** FakeRussian
** FakeScot
* FunetikAksent\\
Dialogue spelled phonetically, so that it looks the way the character sounds to someone with another accent.
* HowsYourBritishAccent\\
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.
* InternationalPopSongEnglish\\
An artificial accent used by singers all around the world.
* JapaneseRanguage\\
Rahn tsu supeeku Engurishu... zah Japaniizu way.
* JustAStupidAccent\\
Where characters who are not English-speakers are portrayed as speaking English, but with a heavy accent, to remind viewers that they're foreign.
* MauriceChevalierAccent\\
A StockParody accent for all French characters in fiction, based on Creator/MauriceChevalier.
* MisplacedAccent\\
When a character has an accent that does not fit their origin.
* MockCousteau\\
Whenever a scene takes place under water a French accent will be used, in reference to Creator/JacquesCousteau.
* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent\\
When an actor decides not to bother putting on an accent, often because it'll sound too silly.
* OohMeAccentsSlipping\\
Where an actor slips into his or her natural accent while acting the part of someone with a different one.
* ShockingVoiceIdentityReveal\\
Where a character's accent or voice reveals who they are.
* SimpletonVoice\\
Where you can tell a dumb character is dumb just from the sound of his voice.
* SingingVoiceDissonance \\
While not the only example of the trope, most singers drop their (or use another) accent while performing.
* UnexplainedAccent\\
When a character speaks with an accent which is neither justified by the plot nor the actor's own accent.
* VampireVords\\
Ze ClassicalMovieVampire vahnts to sakh yo blahd.
* VotOcksent?\\
A character is oblivious to their own accent, leading to some funny misunderstandings.
* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent\\
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.
* YouSayTomato\\
When a character's odd accent is [[LampshadeHanging commented on]].
!! Useful Notes and related Tropes
* UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents\\
Yeah, so, like, there's not just one of 'em, huh?
** UsefulNotes/AmericanAccentInfluences\\
About the technical details of UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents.
* UsefulNotes/AustralianAccent\\
G'day mate!
** AwesomeAussie\\
Australians accents typically signal someone being toughened up by the wilderness.
* UsefulNotes/BritishAccents\\
Pip pip, old chap!
** EvilBrit\\
Any character with a British accent, particularly an upper class English one, is likely to turn out to be a villain.
** IAmVeryBritish\\
Where all or most British characters speak with posh accents.
** TheQueensLatin\\
People in historical dramas are given British accents, even though they aren't British or in Britain or even [[TranslationConvention speaking English]].
** SmartPeopleSpeakTheQueensEnglish\\
Brainy characters have posh English accents, even if they aren't English.
* UsefulNotes/CanadianAccents\\
We know what we're talking aboot, eh?
** UsefulNotes/CanadianAccentInfluences\\
About the technical details of UsefulNotes/CanadianAccents.
* UsefulNotes/ChineseDialectsAndAccents\\
Of course the most-used language in the world has its own accents ... wait, is it actually another language?
* UsefulNotes/GermanDialects\\
Presentink ze many different wariants of ze GermanLanguage, ya?
* UsefulNotes/IrishAccents\\
Your guide to Irish accents.
* UsefulNotes/JapaneseDialects\\
A guide for Japanese accents and dialects in media.
** KansaiRegionalAccent\\
An accent from a region in Japan which often indicates a brash, outspoken, or boisterous person.
** TohokuRegionalAccent\\
An accent from a region in Japan which indicates a hick from the boonies.