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Old May 16 2013, 08:56 PM   #16
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Re: Counselor Deanna Troi

She's blended alright!
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Old May 16 2013, 09:20 PM   #17
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^Yeah, that's the weird thing about her accent. You'd think she would sound like her parents.
Just an example, but I sound nothing like my parents. I have been living in a different city for most of my life so I picked up the local accent, while my parents still speak with their native accents.

Troi's father might be American, and Lwaxana might speak with a "standard Betazed" accent (which would be most logically treated as an American accent in translation), while Troi might be speaking with a slightly different accent due to locality, associates, acquaintances, or just random happenstance.

Or Troi has a tiny speech impairment that sounds like a vaguely exotic accent.
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Old May 16 2013, 09:22 PM   #18
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Fair enough. I had an Australian friend who lost is Australian accent after living in Canada for many years.
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Old May 16 2013, 11:12 PM   #19
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Being able to learn a language and being willing to speak it are two entirely different things. Given Lwaxana's personality, I wouldn't be surprised if she felt her language was the official language of whatever room she walked into.
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Old May 17 2013, 12:19 PM   #20
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Just an example, but I sound nothing like my parents. I have been living in a different city for most of my life so I picked up the local accent, while my parents still speak with their native accents.
This.

I am another that sounds nothing like my parents due to the distances I've travelled and the different socio-economic backgrounds I've mixed with.
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Old May 17 2013, 01:10 PM   #21
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Sounds middle eastern wannabe, but once her mom didnt have one she should gave up on it, its bad
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Old May 17 2013, 01:28 PM   #22
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She had a strange accent, especialy in the first season. It was almost like she was talking out of her nose!!! People who have sat with me watching the show have always commented on how strange she sounded.I think it became more normal in later seasons and then dropped in the flms.
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