An in-depth analysis of the characters speech patterns in the Japanese language, and what personality traits they display by using them. [Part 2]

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

>DIONA

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

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

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Jagex, please re-release the "Skilling speech bubbles" animations as part of the 20 year anniversary celebrations

Skilling speech bubbles

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!

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Parts of Speech

#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:

  1. Nouns
  2. Pre-Verbs
  3. Verb
  4. Modifiers
  5. Numerals
  6. Particles
  7. Prepositions

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.

Nouns

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, & 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.

Pre-Verbs

These are literally verbs that directly precede other verbs in a sentence. These are perhaps the trickiest part

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The rest of the codebase is equally fucking depressing and buggy, part of an AI speech to text backend I contracted a team to build :(
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There's one part of Ruby's speech that is an unintentionally brilliant PR move

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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.

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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. Ie. the speech center for someone born deaf mute

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.

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Paraprosdokian - a figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence, phrase, or larger discourse is surprising or unexpected in a way that causes the reader or listener to reframe or reinterpret the first part

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paraprosdokian

"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

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I’m watching Zach’s motivational speech in this part of the episode with my boyfriend and he goes "sounds like what a professional would say,” lol. He’s seen twenty minutes of this show
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After 319 days of grinding resources, crafting parts and leveling up moas, I'm more than happy to share with you guys my creation: The lotus' speech on moa pets.
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The speech was all part of his master plan, the others simply couldn’t understand the 4D chess
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What part of speech is “harbingers” here? Verb?

“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.”

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Understanding Part of Speech

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?

Link to example

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Does ADHD impact your speech pattern? Sometimes my words don't come out right. I slur, stumble or skip parts of a word completely, and I always feel like an idiot.

I tend to speak very quickly, which probably doesn't help, but I'm just curious if this is connected to ADHD at all.

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Forgive me Alberta but part of me was relieved after Kenney’s speech even though I know it’s wrong

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

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English translation of some relevant parts of Macron's Speech

Transcribed some thoughts I felt were relevant.

Introduction

  • Hezbollah can't be a militia against Israel and Syria but also a Lebanese political party. Hezbollah shouldn't think it's stronger than it is.
  • I salute the Lebanese Army for keeping stability.
  • Hezbollah must show that it respects Lebanese in their entirety. Hezbollah has clearly shown in these past days that the opposite is true.
  • No one has been up to the task given to them. All of them were saving their own hide and clan. They will not succeed.
  • I will take note of this collective treason. They carry entire responsibility.
  • The 1st September plan is still on the table. It is the only option and there is no alternative, so it stays on the table.
  • End of October fund raising conference is still scheduled.
  • Meeting on Lebanon within the next 20 days. We will demand the results of the Aug.4 explosion investigations and ask the results be published.

Q1

  • I think Saad Hariri was wrong to put a religious aspect to a specific ministry. This was not agreed in the plan. I concede that eventually, Hariri did compromise and backtracked. We should recognize that.
  • Amal and Hezbollah explicitly decided that nothing must change. At every single step they said, "We will name our ministers". Berri admit to us that this was a condition of Hezbollah, that he played along with. I know who decided, Hezbollah. I understand that this means Hezbollah decided to not respect what they told me, face to face and eye to eye.
  • If the Lebanese political elite are betting on a certain change in the US political field, they're also wrong. Because with each day, an agreement grows more complicated and chaos seems nearer.
  • Time for a second try, for the formation of a government of mission without any connection to the Lebanese political parties

Q2

There are several options.

  • A government without shiaa representation. This is not realistic, because Lebanese leaders are afraid of Hezbollah and are afraid of war. Can I promise to protect them using the French army? No. So this is not realistic.
  • Option 2 is to return to a political government. It will be a status quo, and reforms won't work.
  • So, it's not because I lack imagination but as long as there is no deeper crisis in the region (to shake things up), our option is the only option on the table. Gathering the parties around a government of mission.

Q3

  • Do we have time to rebuild a new Taef? (Which was originally designed for the Sunnis
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Right before our eyes. The guy behind Mitch gives him this obvious hand signal 6 times during this speech. These people are bought. They are part of a very evil network.
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LAST SPEECH of a PATRIOT.. Nathuram GODSE - Part III. AWE-INSPIRING.🔥 v.redd.it/5368jvvlv9561
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What part of speech is the word at the end of a phrase like, "You're being such a ____"?

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!

Thanks!

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