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    Linzi is not a native of River Kingdoms though. But fair enough, when I mentioned RP I really had in mind a more 'international" English version and not a full-on rich snob mode, which seems to be the default assumption of the American audience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberMephit View Post
    Linzi is not a native of River Kingdoms though. But fair enough, when I mentioned RP I really had in mind a more 'international" English version and not a full-on rich snob mode, which seems to be the default assumption of the American audience.
    Recieved pronunciation has incredibly strong connotations in America. It's not appropriate. And since America is where Paizo is and where the largest amount of native english speaking customers are, it makes sense to cater to american opinions on accents.

    Also Linzi is a farmgirl from Galt, which is revolutionary terror France. And while French Country Girl accent would be fun, it's also a bit confusing as far as accents go.

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    I like 4 the best!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stratagemini View Post
    Recieved pronunciation has incredibly strong connotations in America. It's not appropriate. And since America is where Paizo is and where the largest amount of native english speaking customers are, it makes sense to cater to american opinions on accents.

    Also Linzi is a farmgirl from Galt, which is revolutionary terror France. And while French Country Girl accent would be fun, it's also a bit confusing as far as accents go.
    OMG! Imagine Audrey Tautou reading Linzi's lines!!!!

    That said, and the jest about Kiwi accents aside I also thought the VA did a stellar job in the video. I am going to take her to heart I am sure.

    Btw, what is a "received pronounciation"?

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    I guess I'm the odd one out here since I preferred #3

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    Quote Originally Posted by Konrad13 View Post
    I guess I'm the odd one out here since I preferred #3
    I voted #3 too ^_^

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deekin View Post
    OMG! Imagine Audrey Tautou reading Linzi's lines!!!!

    That said, and the jest about Kiwi accents aside I also thought the VA did a stellar job in the video. I am going to take her to heart I am sure.

    Btw, what is a "received pronounciation"?
    https://youtu.be/BsTHaCz3Vow It's a posh and incredibly stuck up sounding English Accent that no one uses outside the incredibly rich and news casters. The video explains more.

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    It is also used as an international standard for teaching English as a foreign language, at least where I'm from. Granted, it's pretty tough to master without extensive practice, but I know a few people who nailed it perfectly after having spent a few months/years in London.

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    The first one honestly gave me a headache. I felt like 2 was a nice blend of cheery and reserved. I should have checked the results first or I would have picked 4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberMephit View Post
    It is also used as an international standard for teaching English as a foreign language, at least where I'm from. Granted, it's pretty tough to master without extensive practice, but I know a few people who nailed it perfectly after having spent a few months/years in London.
    Ah, I get it now. I read your discussion kind of like "a received pronounciation" rather than "Received Pronounciation" if you get what I mean. The latter would have make me look it up.

    Makes me wonder though where in London your mates went, CyberMephit.

    And agreed, Stratagemini, that's what I would call a "Southern Fairy" accent and it grates. It's about as grating as Dude Speak.

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