To my understanding, Jedi Younglings were identified at birth by virtue of their abnormally high midi-chlorian counts. These infants were then whisked off to the Jedi Temple on Coruscant to begin their training. It would seem to follow that, since they spent their formative years together in the same place and surrounded by the same people, that all Jedi would speak with the same accent. As we know, this is not the case. Yoda speaks with a peculiar accent and uses very strange grammar. Mace Windu speaks with a smooth American accent, Qui-Gon Jinn speaks with an Irish lilt and Even Piell (as depicted in the Clone Wars series) seems to have a Russian accent. I know that Yoda is over 900 years old and comes from a bygone era. Therefore, this is reflected in his speech. I cannot, however understand why the other Jedi have these different accents. Perhaps, with some alien species, accents are biological traits and are part of their genetic heritage as opposed to being a product of the environment in which the child is raised. Perhaps I am missing something. Does anyone else have any thoughts on the matter?