Older people can often tell the town a person comes from merely by hearing their accent.
She'd half expected him to hear her American accent, roll his eyes, and storm away.
He had been trained as a scholar, I guessed upon hearing his formal accent.
"As soon as other people heard your accent, they knew where you stood in the system," she explained.
He heard my accent and said, 'You're not a brother.
When they heard my accent they asked if I was on the run.
Furthermore, the narrator doesn't hear his own accent anyway, and so would never write it that way.
The other's eyes narrowed as she heard his unfamiliar accent.
"Maybe they heard my accent and knew I was a foreigner," he said.
"I expect you heard the wife's accent," he said cheerfully.