Counselor Deanna Troi

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  1. Portal

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    Does anybody know what kind of accent she has?

    When she speaks she sounds just a little bit different, but I can't put my finger on it.
     
  2. GameOn

    GameOn Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    It's supposed to be a mix of eastern European and Hebrew.
     
  3. Lance

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    A bad one. ;)
     
  4. Savage Dragon

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    As I understand it Marina Sirtis tried to cultivate an exotic accent befitting her alien heritage.
     
  5. jimbotron

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    I liked it. It's a shame she got lazy and dropped it in Insurrection and Nemesis.

    I forget, did we ever hear Deanna's father speak in a recording? Because she obviously didn't get her accent from her mother. :lol:
     
  6. Savage Dragon

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    ^Yeah, that's the weird thing about her accent. You'd think she would sound like her parents.
     
  7. Lance

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    This is what I've always assumed too.

    If so, the fault truly lies with Mrs Roddenberry refusing to do the same accent in "Haven". That whole 'Your accent reminds me of your father' line was clearly nothing more than an obvious ass-pull to help explain away Majel's laziness. :vulcan:
     
  8. Third Nacelle

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    We saw Deanna speaking with her father in an illusion in her mother's mind (damn telepaths!) and he has no accent either.

    Maybe the reason that Deanna has an accent and Lwaxana does not is that Deanna is actually speaking English, and Lwaxana is speaking Betazoid, and we hear her through the universal translator.
     
  9. marksound

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    Accent? I was busy looking at her boobs. :lol:
     
  10. Savage Dragon

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    That's a good thought, but you'd think being a telepath she'd be able to learn a language pretty quickly though. At least that's how I see it.
     
  11. Lance

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    If Gene Roddenberry had got his way, you'd have had three of them to look at. ;)
     
  12. Third Nacelle

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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.
     
  13. R. Star

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    Sonya Gomez's actress had three boobs in Total Recall.
     
  14. Doug Otte

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    No accent? Everybody has an accent.

    Troi's parents seemed to have American accents; Troi had a mixture of Sirtis' British accent w/ some vague European stuff thrown in.

    Still, I enjoyed it when not comparing it to her parents' accents.
     
  15. Draculasaurus

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    Troi always sounds just a little tipsy to me. like- a couple of glasses of chardonnay.
     
  16. Savage Dragon

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    She's blended alright!
     
  17. iguana_tonante

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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.

    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. :D
     
  18. Savage Dragon

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    Fair enough. I had an Australian friend who lost is Australian accent after living in Canada for many years.
     
  19. Tora Ziyal

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    Without a doubt! :rommie:
     
  20. MikeS

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    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.