I love fantasy and sci-fi but I really can't stand it when the characters say things that don't sound... well, normal. Even though the story might take place in a whole new world with new magical races and creatures, but when I write I try to make the dialogue more "normalish" Like here is what I don't like:
"Oh hello. Blessings of Mother Mayra upon you, great one. I am so humbled to see of your most anticipated arrival. I shall inform his lordship that you are here. May the divines smile upon you."
I literaly just made that off the top of my head so yeah it's kind of lame but do you see what I mean? I don't know, maybe it's because we are so used to using "slang" in today's culture(s). But I think sometimes authors get carried away, especially in regarding high status, royalties, or people with divine-association.
I understand that (especially) with royalties and lordships, its fine to speak with more dignaty and respect but still, sometimes I read a passage in a book and think to myself, "That dosen't sound plausible." I try to imagine (or when I'm writting, create) characters who are more "normal", more or less. Meaning, they don't have to have over-the-top dialogue and the reader can listen to what the character says (or even feels) and can relate to it in sense that maybe they would have said the same thing, or something similar.
What are your thoughts? Do you think that (especially in fiction) dialogue has become a little exaggerated?