this is my blog. its a lovely place and you are welcome here! psshh I just said a magic word on you. you're okay to be here for a few times now, but look out for grondlers!
this is a sunlight song
29! Thanks quiz that was a pleasant surprise, I thought it’d be like “you’re probably 80”
My favorite question was “Friends, How I Met Your Mother, or NEITHER” bc I really feel those caps
I am apparently 34, how exciting
im 42 god damn it
it says I’m eighteen wow, how can I be eighteen if I know what a werther’s original is
the point i’m trying to get to is dave learning alternian from tavros and ending up with a brownblood accent you could bounce a rock off of
Disclaimer: I am not a linguist by any means. Specifically, I flunked out of the one college-level linguistics class that I attempted. So all I legit know/understand about accents is how they interact at a cultural anthropological level, not language acquisition/evolution/mouth-sound-sciency-bits.
THAT SAID, LET US APPROACH THIS AS A WORLD-BUILDING PROBLEM. Broadly accents develop among groups that are separated by geography or various social boundaries. And while you can pick up/lose accents later in life you start out sounding like the group of people/media influences around you when you’re first learning a language.
Accents for trolls are interesting to think about because on Alternia a) each troll is raised by a lusus incapable of speech; b) many (most?) trolls appear to live more or less removed from other trolls, and therefore with few opportunities to converse orally with a peer group; c) there’s a rigid social hierarchy in place that literally and metaphorically divvies up the population to ensure adherence to the hemocaste system; d) there is still some sort of established education system in place and empire-run infrastructure in place so that even the most solitary and wilderness-bound of trolls has access to computer tech; and e) there’s a high degree of variability in tooth shape among trolls, which can alter the pronunciation of certain sounds.
How could each of these affect the development of any caste-based accents? Well…