There was a moment of silence before a voice spoke with a clipped European accent came on the line.
"Well, now, I've lived here all my life" came the lilting accent.
A minute later Jen's faint accent came through the radio.
His diction was cultured, but the accent came from city streets.
"Dooley was a nice man," he said, the accent coming back.
Katarina's accent had come back as her stress level increased.
A regional accent has only recently come to be seen as a bar to advancement in politics.
But he also let the accent, the one he'd been forced to restrain at Westminster in order to survive, come again into his voice.
Now the hair, features, accent, and laugh all came clear-like mother, like daughter.
All languages have a different set of phonemes - that's where little accents come from.