Inspired by the dwarf accent thread, how many people really make their characters, or some of them, speak differently from others? I know many people make 'word clouds' that the character would use, but what about beyond that, such as implementing an accent or diction into speech? H.P. Lovecraft comes to mind; although some of his things can be dry to read, he put in slurred speech quite commonly in his fish people and it rarely broke the flow of reading. After a while it gave a pretty clear impression of the character's voice. In one case, I've put an unusual accent on one of my characters because it's an alien that has an entirely different form of mouth, which is incapable of pronouncing sharp sounds. Because of this, it also finds humans speaking to be harsh and somewhat disturbing.