August 15, 2010
Something that's bothered me ever since the first time I finished watching Nanoha StrikerS is that there's something odd about the way Hayate speaks. It's like a lilt or an accent, but I can't tell what it is.
I just now identified one specific thing: she sometimes tacks a ya sound onto the end of her sentences. For instance, in one case she ended a sentence as kaya which I think was the ka particle plus her ya. In another case she said onegaiya.
It doesn't make sense in story terms for it to be a regionalism, since Nanoha doesn't do it and they grew up in the same city. (But that doesn't mean it isn't one.) It isn't Ueda Kana's native accent; I've never heard her do it in any other role I've liistened to.
Usually when these kinds of things are present there's a reason why. It's something that the writers are using to indicate a stereotype. Is that what's going on in this case? If so, what stereotype?
/I got nuthin'.
Posted by: Wonderduck at August 15, 2010 06:25 PM (iJfPN)
Posted by: Avatar_exADV at August 15, 2010 06:29 PM (mRjOr)
Posted by: J Greely at August 15, 2010 06:33 PM (2XtN5)
/I got nothin'.
/I got nothin'.
Posted by: atomic_fungus at August 15, 2010 06:38 PM (gLbEB)
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