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Old 2019-04-29, 11:31   #12
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you guys were criticizing my math now my english, great whats next?
In my not-so-humble opinion, there is nothing wrong with your English. As long as I can understand what you write, it is OK. If I can't understand you, I'll write asking you to explain a bit better. Don't worry about the occasional spelling mistake; we all make them.
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Old 2019-04-29, 11:45   #13
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Don't worry about the occasional spelling mistake; we all make them.
Know, I there you too find a singl meestake inn any of my posts Ever.
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Old 2019-04-29, 11:53   #14
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Know, I there you too find a singl meestake inn any of my posts Ever.
LOL!
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Old 2019-04-29, 12:00   #15
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Know, I there you too find a singl meestake inn any of my posts Ever.
Its knot two tuff too reed wat eye right to. Hit hall pisses spill chuckers.
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Old 2019-04-29, 14:55   #16
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Its knot two tuff too reed wat eye right to. Hit hall pisses spill chuckers.
Ever read "Train Spotting" by Irvine Welsh. I managed a few pages once. The entire novel is written in Scottish. Not Gaelic, but English with the spelling in Scottish dialect. I just wanted to say after a few pages: "Alright, alright, I get that the characters have Scottish accents! Can't we take that as read?"
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Old 2019-04-29, 15:25   #17
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"Alright, alright, I get that the characters have Scottish accents! Can't we take that as read?"
Chaucer also wrote to reflect the accents/dialects of those he was writing about. This is useful to scholars.
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Old 2019-04-29, 15:33   #18
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Ever read "Train Spotting" by Irvine Welsh. I managed a few pages once. The entire novel is written in Scottish. Not Gaelic, but English with the spelling in Scottish dialect. I just wanted to say after a few pages: "Alright, alright, I get that the characters have Scottish accents! Can't we take that as read?"
It only gives you headache for a couple pages... then you don't notice it! ymmv

Filmmakers tried to keep it authentic. The joke was on them - for the American release they had to re-record dialogs for the first 20 minutes (to at least let viewers grow into it, or else they simply walked out unable to understand or follow).

No country for old men is an interesting read too. There are accents. And there are no quotation marks or dialog dashes, ever, just plain text.
And then I woke up.
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Old 2019-04-29, 16:31   #19
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The entire novel is written in Scottish. Not Gaelic, but English with the spelling in Scottish dialect.
Are you sure it was English with Scottish spelling and not Scots (sometimes called Lallans)? There is an influential and respected body of opinion which holds that Scots is as different a language from English as, say, Frisian is from Dutch.

Scots, incidentally, is the language in which Rabbie Burns and Robert Louis Stevenson wrote their works.

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Old 2019-04-29, 16:32   #20
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Ever read "Train Spotting" by Irvine Welsh. I managed a few pages once. The entire novel is written in Scottish. Not Gaelic, but English with the spelling in Scottish dialect. I just wanted to say after a few pages: "Alright, alright, I get that the characters have Scottish accents! Can't we take that as read?"
Try reading Feersum Endjinn some time.
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Old 2019-04-29, 19:54   #21
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Instead of annoying members that should be a crank counter.
We actually had one of those in the forum's early days, but its throughput capacity was soon overwhelmed by torrents of the stuff, and alath, it doth hath crankethed itth latht. [Why am I lithping? Mutht've been my uthage of 'doth'.]

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Ever read "Train Spotting" by Irvine Welsh. I managed a few pages once. The entire novel is written in Scottish. Not Gaelic, but English with the spelling in Scottish dialect. I just wanted to say after a few pages: "Alright, alright, I get that the characters have Scottish accents! Can't we take that as read?"
Loved the dialects - and there is a variety, from Begbie and Spud's coarse street-ruffianisms to Sickboy's imagined mush-mouthed Shorn Connery-ese. "My dear Mish Moneypenny..." Also enjoyed some of the distinct Scots words, e.g. when Spud mentions "kacking himself", which invokes a Germanic word for "shit". (In modern German "ScheiรŸe" is the more formal highbrow term; "Kacke" is its lowbrow cousin.)

Speaking of Sickboy, there is an interesting Bond connection in the film (beside that of Rabbie Carlyle having played a Bond villain), in which Sickboy is played by Jonny Lee Miller, the 'Lee' being an homage to his grandfather Bernard Lee, who famously played 'M' for the first several decades of the 007 franchise. Now JLM - the only non-mangy-Scots-git of the Trainspotting cast - is a genius at dialects, and stayed in his Scots dialect throughout filming. Supposedly he finally reverted to his normal dialect during the wrap party, by which time his castmates had gotten so used to thinking of him as a fellow Scot that they were actually quite surprised at the reversion.

Porno, the Trainspotting sequel, was one of my reads earlier this year.

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Old 2019-04-29, 19:59   #22
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Try reading Feersum Endjinn some time.
Or Dan Simmons' Hyperion Cantos.

Some unassailable language in those books!
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