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Should barbarians have different language/accent?


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#1 V-Man339

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 03:57 PM

Not sure if we've come to a conclusion on this, and if we have apologies, but I realized earlier today that while the Order has their own manner of speaking, the average grunt has his and so on so forth, I don't think I've ever seen any sort of difference between barbarians and common folk.

 

Also, side topic, are there other languages in the setting?

I wouldn't mind foreigners speaking other languages being stolen from right alongside people who speak your own, eh?


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Posted 19 March 2017 - 04:52 PM

I recall discussions on this topic, but I can't think of a conclusion. The only thing I remember is that we wanted to avoid sounding too much like the pagans in the thief series. My personal opinion is that an Irish/Gaelic/Scottish accent would fit quite well as a contrast to the Roman sound of the Builder Church. As the Barbarians are organised in tribes (if I remember correctly), it would also make sense, that the accents are mixed up a bit, with each tribe having a slightly different one.

 

Regarding other languages, it would make sense to have them, but it is only viable as long as it is not necessary to understand what they are saying (at least until subtitles can be included). Especailly for the moors, it would make sense that they speak another language.



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 12:05 AM

What about something like a slightly more modernized version of Middle English?

 

 

 

On a side note, it'd be interesting to explore some Asian-inspired languages and cultures at some point, as we seem to have a dearth of those atm.



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 12:35 AM

What about something like a slightly more modernized version of Middle English?

 

 

 

On a side note, it'd be interesting to explore some Asian-inspired languages and cultures at some point, as we seem to have a dearth of those atm.

I would not mind a far off "other hemisphere" being hinted at as we further explore barbarians.

Alternatively, Indian inspired?


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 12:58 AM

I was thinking a native American accent for my campaign.

I have some Asian FM concepts too, the best one being the story of Goemon, medieval Japan's greatest thief.

Wish they could all make themselves. They're all good concepts but I only have so much time.

Edit. The only thing I have an opinion about is they should not sound like Thief pagans. I never really bought into the sneaksie style. Ok for Thief I guess, but not great to repeat it. It should sound like some legit pagan tribal group.
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Posted 20 March 2017 - 03:39 AM

One option would something like the viking voice in PVKII:
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Posted 10 April 2017 - 07:31 AM

What sort of accent did the ancient celts have? Did it sound like modern Irish accents? Another language to have would be the druidic Gauls of France's language.




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