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Accents

Discussion in 'The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass' started by Ash Housewares, Nov 7, 2017.

  1. Ash Housewares

    Ash Housewares New Member

    So, I'm just about finished book 4 of the Tower series and am still trying to fathom the character accents. As I read I keep changing in my mind from a western accent to a Scottish accent to an Irish accent to a British accent. Does anyone have any idea which choice I should go for as I read? Or, is the dialogue a mixture of all four? Or, is it a perverted version of the Old West, only? Incidentally, read the first three when they originally came out, and, then, finding a hole in my heart, after mr. King's accident, I have been patiently waiting for the last three. Having retired in January from a long career of middle-class servitude, I find that rereading the first three, the story is completely different in my mind thinking back to when I read the originals when they first came out. Fascinating, what old age does to you.
     
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  2. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ....Welcome sir!....I have never consciously given characters a "voice".....interesting take on it....usually I'm trying to conjure a "look".....
     
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  3. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    I do give all characters accents when I read. :grinning:
     
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  4. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    All I have to say is: Yar! ;-D
     
  5. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

  6. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    Hi and welcome.
     
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  7. Tery

    Tery Dreaming in Middletown Moderator

    Welcome to the SKMB! I only give a character an accent if it's written that way.
     
  8. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

  9. Ash Housewares

    Ash Housewares New Member

    Pardon my confusion, but, the "look/appearance" of the characters, for me, has always come immediately, subject to additional description which the author may add as the story unfolds. In these books, I find that the assignation of accents is subject to the words themselves. i.e. "yar" taken from many nautical tales, an old British exclamation in my experience, and, some of the other abbreviated terms tend to lend themselves to an Irish accent. Dependent upon the "community" I may be visiting in these books, I tend to "think" the dialogue, alternating between British, Irish, and, "American" accents. Kind of a dilemma, but, worth the effort as it always adds to the flavor of the the tale if I reread a passage and apply a different accent. But, beg pardon, and, thankee-sai, I appreciate the input(s).
     
  10. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    You say true. Welcome to the board.
     
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