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Grammar Pet Peeves

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  • Elipise
    Elipise Member Posts: 378 ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
    I can not understand even a small portion of that. 
    Torinn Chiragh, Herald of Fire says, "Good, darn it."
    Talamond Averial says, "You are the least charming siren ever."
  • Sanna
    Sanna Member Posts: 69 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    My native language is English and I can't understand this one:
    C'n an'on' 'nk m'no'er Boa' 'a'too, 'leas'?"
    Can anyone something please?
  • Kandra
    Kandra Member Posts: 189 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    edited March 2016
    Can anyone ink me another boar tattoo, please?
    Elipise
  • Skye
    Skye The Duchess BellatereMember, Seafaring Liason Posts: 3,171 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    I tried to read that out loud. It sounded like I either ate a lot of marbles or was giving a serious blowjob. Quite possibly both at the same time. 


    JannaTreyJayden
  • Trey
    Trey Member Posts: 4,890 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Skye said:
    I tried to read that out loud. It sounded like I either ate a lot of marbles or was giving a serious blowjob. Quite possibly both at the same time. 
    Hot.

    Also, on topic

    Halos
  • Sanna
    Sanna Member Posts: 69 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Skye said:
    I tried to read that out loud. It sounded like I either ate a lot of marbles or was giving a serious blowjob. Quite possibly both at the same time. 
    Anything for the RP
    ShirszaeJannaJayden
  • Szanthax
    Szanthax San DiegoMember Posts: 1,906 @ - Epic Achaean
    Sanna said:
    My native language is English and I can't understand this one:
    C'n an'on' 'nk m'no'er Boa' 'a'too, 'leas'?"
    Can anyone something please?
    Looks like it's scriptable... 



  • Krypton
    Krypton shi-KhurenaMember Posts: 2,377 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Nah, it's (somewhat) random.

    Consistent in replacing ending E's and T's with an apostrophe, but not consistent in replacing opening T's.

    She even fucks up her own accent when:

    (Targossas): Raeallyn says, "We', y'just' ne' t'lis'n!"

    ... because the apostrophe after "just" doesn't replace any letters, though she probably meant to remove the T.
  • Goryllin
    Goryllin Member Posts: 79 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished

    Still, its is very difficult to keep such a complex accent in place.

    That said: Achaea is intentionally designed to allow you to customize the accent you use through the mechanics and thus not make it difficult to read. *shrug*

    Elipise
  • Anedhel
    Anedhel Member Posts: 2,367 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    edited March 2016
    Man, I'm late to it, but I saw @Sarapis mentioned contractions. I used to piss off people on purpose by committing atrocious grammar-crimes on public channels (can't've, wouldn't've, etc.), and I'm kinda super glad you never caught me >_>

    ETA: I do feel bad, if it helps.
  • Jukilian
    Jukilian Member Posts: 1,579 @ - Epic Achaean
    I'll take "can't've" and "wouldn't've" over "can't of" and "wouldn't of" any day.
    Ahmet
  • Sarapis
    Sarapis Member, Administrator Posts: 3,409 Achaean staff
    Anedhel said:
    Man, I'm late to it, but I saw @Sarapis mentioned contractions. I used to piss off people on purpose by committing atrocious grammar-crimes on public channels (can't've, wouldn't've, etc.), and I'm kinda super glad you never caught me >_>

    ETA: I do feel bad, if it helps.
    As long as you feel sufficiently chastened now!

  • Klendathu
    Klendathu Eye of the StormMember Posts: 3,178 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Sarapis said:
    Anedhel said:
    Man, I'm late to it, but I saw @Sarapis mentioned contractions. I used to piss off people on purpose by committing atrocious grammar-crimes on public channels (can't've, wouldn't've, etc.), and I'm kinda super glad you never caught me >_>

    ETA: I do feel bad, if it helps.
    As long as you feel sufficiently chastened now!

    Y wooden T?

    Tharos, the Announcer of Delos shouts, "It's near the end of the egghunt and I still haven't figured out how to pronounce Clean-dat-hoo."
  • Exelethril
    Exelethril Member Posts: 3,360 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Skye said:
    I tried to read that out loud. It sounded like I either ate a lot of marbles or was giving a serious blowjob. Quite possibly both at the same time. 
    Happy international women's day, everyone! 

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    Elipise
  • Greys
    Greys Member, Seafaring Liason Posts: 771 ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean

    Message 18562

    Sent By: Achaea on 3/15/20:02
    Your bug report (detail: in HELP 24.2 In one line it refers to "1 percent chance" and another a "2% percent chance". The style should be kept consistent and saying 2% percent is redundant.) - has been fixed.
  • Minifie
    Minifie Member Posts: 3,209 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Nothing, I am not a grammar or spelling nazi, I really love sometimes phonetically pronouncing things incorrectly just for the fun of it (definitely, intensive purposes are good examples).

    iunno, guess I just don't care enough
  • Kez
    Kez Member Posts: 646 ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
    But per cent is two words. :bawling: 
  • Aerek
    Aerek East Tennessee, USAMember Posts: 1,836 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Minifie said:
    Nothing, I am not a grammar or spelling nazi, I really love sometimes phonetically pronouncing things incorrectly just for the fun of it (definitely, intensive purposes are good examples).

    iunno, guess I just don't care enough
    People want us to stop using homophones? I'm a frayed knot.
    -- Grounded in but one perspective, what we perceive is an exaggeration of the truth.
  • Xaden
    Xaden Member Posts: 2,315 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Gonna
    Wanna
    Replacin' the gs at the end of words with apostrophes.

    This is as far as I go.

    Roullier has balanced his accent out really well. It's mostly phonetical and nearly always makes sense.

         He is a coward who has to bring two friends as backup to jump people hunting.

  • Xaden
    Xaden Member Posts: 2,315 @@ - Legendary Achaean


    Just sayin...
         He is a coward who has to bring two friends as backup to jump people hunting.

    JannaElipiseHyperlith
  • Xaden
    Xaden Member Posts: 2,315 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    I particularly like it because I feel it conveys my tendency towards being a grammar nazi in a language that is close to my heart.
         He is a coward who has to bring two friends as backup to jump people hunting.

    ElipiseAtalkez
  • Szanthax
    Szanthax San DiegoMember Posts: 1,906 @ - Epic Achaean
    When someone asks me how I'm doing and I reply with "I'm amazing" or " I'm great" ... Knowing full well what I'm saying... Everyone always thinks I have a positive attitude. I'm really saying I am great. I am amazing. ...when I'm feeling ok and I reply with "I am well" and people act like I'm a snooty bitch for saying "well"



  • Paine
    Paine Prime MaterialMember Posts: 65 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished

    4.13.7 That's not Achaean!

    A few words have crept into Achaean usage that really don't belong. Join us in
    our crusade to cleanse the tongue of our beautiful lands!
    
      Not Achaean         Is Achaean!      |  Not Achaean         Is Achaean!
                                           |
      alot            ->  a lot            |  kahwe           ->  kawhe
      alright*        ->  all right        |  nevermind       ->  never mind
      anymore         ->  any more         |  noone           ->  no one
      appolog[y|ise]  ->  apolog[y|ise]    |  occurrance      ->  occurrence
      arguement       ->  argument         |  perminate       ->  permanent
      catagory        ->  category         |  priviledge      ->  privilege
      challange       ->  challenge        |  publically      ->  publicly
      congradulations ->  congratulations  |  reccommend      ->  recommend
      definate[ly]    ->  definite[ly]     |  rediculous      ->  ridiculous
      devine          ->  Divine           |  responce        ->  response
      dieing          ->  dying            |  rouge***        ->  rogue
      discernable**   ->  discernible      |  schedual        ->  schedule
      dosent          ->  doesn't          |  sence           ->  sense
      elixer          ->  elixir           |  seperate        ->  separate
      embarass        ->  embarrass        |  sirrocians      ->  siroccian[s]
      existance       ->  existence        |  skeptical++     ->  sceptical
      faught          ->  fought           |  speach          ->  speech
      firey           ->  fiery            |  thankyou        ->  thank you
      genious         ->  genius           |  tounge          ->  tongue
      grammer         ->  grammar          |  truely          ->  truly
      greatful        ->  grateful         |  vile+           ->  vial
      harrass         ->  harass           |  visable         ->  visible
      heighth         ->  height           |  wierd           ->  weird
      independant     ->  independent      |  withdrawl       ->  withdrawal
    
    
    *   "Alright" is acceptable informally, though "all right" is preferred.
    
    **  Some dictionaries now allow "discernable" as an _alternate_ spelling,
        doubtless to accommodate the legions of those unable to spell it
        properly. We reject this line of thinking!
    
    *** Rouge is colouring applied to the face. Rogue is a kind of person,
        or way of life, or many other things we will not list here.
    
    +   Vile is a proper word meaning morally reprehensible. Vial is a small 
        container for liquids.
    
    ++  We do not generally list regional variations in UK vs US spellings
        here. For skeptical (US) and sceptical (UK) we make an exception.
    


  • Cynlael
    Cynlael Member Posts: 3,257 @@ - Legendary Achaean
             

  • Nakari
    Nakari Member Posts: 596 ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
    Mine is less a grammar thing, but what frustrates me the most is when someone uses a metaphor or some other linguistic device that's based in modern/irl technology or society.

    TaelJayden
  • Krypton
    Krypton shi-KhurenaMember Posts: 2,377 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Cynlael said:
             
    Of course they misplace the period outside the quotation marks at 2:35.
    Taarkos
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