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Folly of the Week – The origins of fantasy accents and tropes

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Every week the A.V. Club solicits contributions from its readers for interesting articles found around the internet. This week’s entry involved the origins of the established accents of the various fantasy races –

At this point, high fantasy tropes are so well-worn, it can be hard to remember that they’re just arbitrary creative choices.

Read more: Here’s why dwarves sound Scottish and elves have British accents