Hi! I'm writing a few chapters at the moment that revolve around a group of brutish people that take my main character captive. They come from a different part of the world to my MC and are clearly uneducated in comparison to him. In writing their speech, I've taken to dropping the odd consonant from the beginning and ends of some words. It makes them feel a bit rougher, and is certainly how I imagine them to speak, but I was wondering if readers actually enjoyed this method of writing or found it difficult to follow? Obviously I can follow it well because I'm writing it, and when I've come across the style before I've not really been bothered by it (which is why I've used it I guess). The words I've dropped a letter from are obvious (I think), so it doesn't make the speech unintelligible as far as I can tell. It's not a huge part of the story, and only affects characters that will soon be lying in pieces about the street If it isn't something you particularly enjoy, do you know of any other ways to infer accents other than simply saying: "blah blah blah," he spoke with a thick accent.