I personally like the dialogue as it is. It's hard to beat content like "My son's the legendary hero! It must have been all that oatmeal!"
Good point. This is not going to be a slap-happy effort. Great care will be taken to make all dialogue "fit" in and have the same meaning.
LOL I'd say Frog's dialogue is more a reflection of his eccentricity rather than his environs. He takes his role very seriously and I think that's probably why his dialogue is so unusually stiff.
Agreed. However to that end the fact that he aspired to serve the royal family is enough to merit strong consideration that he was always trying to present himself in the best possible light, which then suggests that he was attempting to speak with as much eloquence as someone from his continent could muster which then suggests that the whole continent at minimum spoke with the dialect.
If you want to dig even deeper you could even say that his speech patterns are a form of over-compensation reflecting his self-consciousness about being a "freak". Like, maybe he wants to be as proper as possible since people might assume that his appearance might be an indication of what his behavior might be like. That would make sense since Glenn was a rather insecure individual.
This I disagree with. While Glen was serving in the shadow of a full knight he was none-the-less strongly determined if not all that confident. I've never viewed Glen/Frog as a wimpy weakling. It seemed clear that his changed form altered his self image and made him unsure of himself. At no point did that seem to suggest insecurity. That may seem like semantics, but there is a subtle difference.
Middle Ages should not reflect Frog's speech, unless you're willing to also correct all of Frog's script to proper use of his accent (correct words etc.) which is not the easiest task in the world.
Excellent point, and while that would make sense, it seems like those minor foibles of speech were intentional to make it seem as though Frog was speaking naturally instead of deliberately "Shakespearean", which is how normal people talk.
Compliance with that wish from Woolsey would either run into the same problems as FFT's PSP port, or make it sound really broken.
I see your point but disagree, and again because of the natural speech point. Glen/Frog was not of royal lineage and would therefore naturally speak with slightly broken vocabulary.
There were theories back in the day that Frog talked like he did out of the fact that he had grown frog lips instead of because he was from 600 AD for a reason.
That idea would suggest less a refined form of speech and more a guttural, raspy sounding form. The above perspectives seem more logical.