You’re saying this based on what? In what medium? Books, movies, TV shows, games?
I live in one of the biggest cities in the world. The amount of different Brazilian accents is outstanding, and they vary according to class and race – because RaCiSm DoEsN’t ExiSt iN BrAzIL, folks. These are people whose families have been in São Paulo for several generations, and yet their southern, northeastern or even mineiro accents have persisted.
And yet, the plurality of our culture does not reach the level of multiculturalism of cities like, say, London. When I was there I was bloody chocked to be in train where, close to me, there were people speaking English, Portuguese, Spanish and French. Swahili, Hindu, Arabic and, of course, all kinds of English and British accents.
It was insane. Although their case is tightly woven with the recent immigration crisis and the majority of those immigrants are possibly the first or second generations on English soil.
In Brazil’s case, for example, we have Japanese immigration that dates as far as our first big inflow, aboard the Kasato Maru in 18th of June 1908. Since then, several generations of Japanese – and other Eastern cultures – have established whole neighborhoods akin to their culture and homeland, as such is the case of the Liberdade – “freedom” – neighborhood in my city.
At Liberdade, merchants, shop owners, street musicians, craftsman, sword-art experts and even monks all have a very strong accent, depending on where their family is from. I wrote an entire example of an exchange I had but it made the post too long so I deleted it.
Now, since I know you, F, and you’ll tell me that my example doesn’t serve to sustain a fact throughout a whole culture – and you’d be right, as well as your examples don’t hold such empirical value either – so I’d link you some studies which discuss the subject, but I’m leaving for college soon.
For now, this book popped up in my immediate suggestions. Haven’t read it, but I ctrl+f’d it for “Sweden” and interesting things showed up. Do they check out?:
What does my question and this rant have to do with Cyberpunk 2077?
F, you didn’t watch the trailer and you don’t want to be spoiled. So I won’t spoil you. But very light spoilers on how they’re handling the city-building from the trailer:
start of trailer
“This is a big city yada yada loads of poverty yada and yet people still keep coming here because of promises and how it always has something for you yada”
SO THAT MEANS there’s a helluva lot of immigration going on. So maybe there’s like… segregation, racism, ethnicity-oriented districts… there WOULD have to be on a city that cize with so many different kinds of people, right? FOOD FOR THOUGHT.