This is the second part of the post I made yesterday. I'll make reference to things already explained in that post during this one, so if you haven't read either and you are interested, I suggest you to start from the previous one.
First of all I want to thank all the people who left a comment and who was kind enough to award my previous post. Knowing that the effort done in writing this is appreciated is extremely gratifying.
So, let's get to the other characters that I haven't covered in the previous one, following the same pattern as before: first the most bombastic speech pattern, and last the most realistic.
I would like to remind everyone that this game is originally written in Chinese. The personality expressed trough grammar of these characters may or may not be an invention of the Japanese translator.
ABSURD SPEECH PATTERNS
The grammar and language is pretty realistic and normal. That is if we don't consider the constant ニャー (nyaa, the Japanese version of "meow"). Like it happens in many characters in anime and manga with cats ears, she adds this final element where the sentence would otherwise end without. From a linguistic point of view, this addition does not disturb the sentence, but simply add a... cat-like sense to it.
Needless to say, with that "nyaa", this is definitely a speech pattern not used in real life. Exception made the explicit effort into desiring to appear like a human-cat.
Razor grammar is simply broken. And when it makes sense, it's super simple. Taking this element and comparing it to his extremely small dictionary of words, this clearly show off the aura of a person who barely knows how to speak, and is profoundly unschooled. What's interesting about his pronouns is how often he repeats them, proving yet again his extremely lack of confidence in the language. In Japanese, pronouns are hardly used, if the subject can be understood from the context. Let's take a look at the "Birthday" line.
今日はお前の、、、ずっとずっと前の今日に、、、お前生まれた。お前と一緒に楽しみたい。今日、一緒に肉喰う (Today you... the today that was long long time ago... you were born. I want to have fun with you. Today, eat meat together)
風、、、チクチクして、ちょっと痛い (The wind... chew. It hurts a little)
夜、星奇麗。空、湖、どこも星いっぱい (Night, beautiful stars. Sky, lake, all full of stars)
In other words, Razor sounds like a student of Japanese at... keep reading on reddit ➡
First of all, happy new year to you fellow RuneScapers, and happy birthday to RuneScape.
Speaking as a player that has played RuneScape for over 11 years, but that unfortunately missed out on the 15 year celebrations, I would like to suggest the re-release of the "Skilling speech bubbles" animations during this 20 year celebration period.
For those who don't know what animations I am talking about please visit the following wiki link: https://runescape.wiki/w/Skilling_speech_bubbles
Many players who were also unfortunate enough to miss out on it would also have the chance to unlock it now.
Thank you for your attention!
#Following a discussion on Discord, and some long thought, I decided to make this post analyzing toki ma’s parts of speech/word classes and what each class signifies in the language in terms of functionality and meaning. Feedback and critiques are appreciated.
In toki ma, there are seven parts of speech, or word classes:
These fall into two types: content words and function words. The first five parts of speech are content words, while particles and prepositions are function words. Content words possess semantic meaning in sentences, while function words typically have little to no semantic meaning and principally mark the relationships between the content words.
tenpo pini la, mi en sina ali le lanpan wawa e pan tan mama mina.
(Function words in bold text.)
Content words are fairly fluid, and any word that is a content word can, with minor exceptions, act as any kind of content. (For example, a numeral such as wan can act as a modifier, but other modifiers such as wiki cannot act as numerals.) Function words, on the hand, are a closed class: prepositions and particles cannot act as other parts of speech (e.g. one cannot use the word li as a noun.)
Alas, it gets more complicated from here, so strap for analysis of the specific word classes.
This class includes any word which may function as the subject and/or object of a sentence. If it represents an idea, a place, a person, or any object, it is a noun. Included in this umbrella are pronouns as well, of the personal, interrogative, and indefinite types (i.e. mi/mina, si/sina, &amp; on/ona; seme; mute, lili, etc.) While most languages classify pronouns as a separate part of speech, and even as function words, in toki ma they are sorted with other nouns for the semantic value that they carry. Additionally, some linguists no longer accept that pronouns are separate category but instead either sort them as nouns or determiners based on context; ironically, toki ma makes the same distinction, classifying a lexeme (word) such as mina as a noun when a subject and as a modifier when following another noun. Subject nouns are marked by the particle sa (optional in SVO syntax sentences), and object nouns are marked by the particle e.
These are literally verbs that directly precede other verbs in a sentence. These are perhaps the trickiest part... keep reading on reddit ➡
So when Ruby says the White Fang were manipulated by Salem, *we* know she meant that the White Fang were manipulated into attacking Beacon, but what I love is that ironically, the rest of the world has no way of knowing that. They could easily assume she means the entirety of the White Fang's militarist movement was Salem's fault, thereby absolving the White Fang in the eyes of the public.
Probably unintentional, I just like how this feels like a way to give the new White Fang an easy out to craft a more acceptable public image.
If a part of the human brain that is used for a particular function cannot be used because that physical function is unavailable, does that part of the brain remain dormant or does it take up other tasks. For example, the part of the brain that processes visual information for someone born physically blind, the speech center for someone born deaf mute, the part that controls the legs if they are born without legs.
"On his feet he wore…blisters." —Aristotle
"There but for the grace of God—goes God." —Winston Churchill
"I've had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn't it." —Groucho Marx
"My uncle's dying wish was to have me sit in his lap; he was in the electric chair." —Rodney Dangerfield
"I haven't slept for ten days, because that would be too long." —Mitch Hedberg
"I sleep eight hours a day and at least ten at night." —Bill Hicks
“Probably at this point many of you Facebook and Twitter fans, citizen journalists, bloggers, gamers, and video artists are wondering what the hell we’re talking about when we speak to the potential threats to democracy that ongoing media consolidation harbingers.”
Trying to use a word in Old English, but can't figure out what is meant by "Part of Speech" on varying translation sites where it may have NM, NN, NF
Searching only yields coding and algorithm results... Does anyone know what they might mean?
I tend to speak very quickly, which probably doesn't help, but I'm just curious if this is connected to ADHD at all.
Sigh. So I didn’t vote Kenney but live rurally among some of his biggest fans (the ones he butt rapes but they think it’s okay because it’s not Notley or Trudeau), and was feeling relieved when he said restaurants can stay open...
Somehow I was relieved to be able to maintain my (currently) 10 hour a week minimum wage job.
I feel sick that I was happy about that but Kenney froze my husbands AISH and I don’t see him offering help for those who lose jobs.
I’m sorry I felt this way. I have failed /r/Alberta
Transcribed some thoughts I felt were relevant.
There are several options.
An example could be, "You're being such a loser!"
Naturally, the word "loser" is a noun, but it's functioning to describe the subject of the sentence. Does that make it something like a noun adjunct or any other special part of speech, or is it just as simple as it being a noun that the subject is being compared to?
I'm sure I'm just overthinking this, but on the off chance that I'm missing something, I'm submitting the post!