I never really gave the origin of the accent much though, but after looking at the thread, it might be German, but who knows, the origin of the name doesn't mean its where the person comes from. ""Example"" my name comes from the Hebrew language but I'm not Jewish, and I don't live anywhere near the Middle East (unless half way around the world is what you would classify as "near")
So I'm not sure, I don't think I have enough knowledge (of different languages) to place my theory in stone
I never really gave the accent a thought. I just considered Count Olaf speaking normally, only saying please occasionally for no good reason.
Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it. - C.S. Lewis