[LMB] OT: Accents, was Death demon now reader response

Eric Oppen ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Sun Jul 25 08:47:56 BST 2021


I've heard that one problem with Narcos is that the Spanish spoken is not
generally *Colombian* Spanish.  Accents vary in Latin America as they do in
the English-speaking world, and none of the "Colombians" in the show sound
very Colombian.

On Sun, Jul 25, 2021 at 12:46 AM Gwynne Powell <gwynnepowell at hotmail.com>
wrote:

> From: brazee <howard at brazee.net>
>
>
> > On Jul 24, 2021, at 11:00 AM, Markus Baur via Lois-Bujold <
> lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk> wrote:
> > and finally - i never understood that US preoccupation with accents .. i
> am pretty sure US theaters generally do not play shakespear in elisabethan
> english and accent ..
>
> A classic example is the movie Spartacus, with all of the slaves having
> American accents, and all of the Romans with British accents.
> Another example is not as obvious to Americans, but is with all of the
> accents of the characters in Game of Thrones.
>
> Gwynne: I don't mind all that much which accents they have, so long as it
> makes
> sense; if certain people are meant to be the same family, or from the same
> place,
> they should all have the same accent. I've seen a few Shax productions or
> movies
> about historical figures like Henry VIII, and so on, where most of the
> cast are
> British and there'll be the big imported American star, who has a totally
> different
>  accent to the rest of the cast. It's jarring. If they all had the same US
> accent it
> wouldn't be such a problem.
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