This seems to be the best place to post this query. I do have a lot of those as of late, it seems. Anyhow. In my novel there are quite a few cross-cultural characters, so you have a Caucasian talking to an American-born Pakistani talking to an immigrant (for now, let's assume a Pakistani immigrant). While I haven't really made an effort to differentiate each and every person's accent from one another, I leave it to the reader to assume that if someone is American-born, they'll sound like someone from America (I know that are a bajillion accents in America in itself, but so to speak, that's the narrowest we go for now). I also hope they might've heard an immigrant well-versed in spoken English, they tend to happy a typical accent (usually, not always). But here one of the centric characters, an immigrant, has a very unique accent. To me, a non-native speaker, it sounds British (again, probably too broad a distinction), but obviously it's likely more complex than that. I didn't know she would have such an accent until just now--ah, the writing process. Anyway, I know that most immigrants don't sound like that, and while I may have an explanation as to why she took it up, how do I convey the accent to the reader? I don't know myself which accent this is--it's just not natural, is'all. Any ideas? PS: interested parties may listen to a sample here (removed), if it's relevant. I've tried to do her accent and an American accent. Please forgive any inaccuracies for the latter, since it's not my natural accent.