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    Aw, I like the way it sounds. It's nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsugumi View Post
    Does anyone do the specific thing he's mocking? My bestie and I keep the flow, so to speak, but I know another guy who speaks two languages very well and keeps the flow in neither. If a word/phrase from the other language pops up in the one he's speaking, he's going to say it exactly as it was intended. Not such a big deal when you're speaking english, but very funny overhearing him talk in the other language where that is very much not the norm.

    All of this is to say, what does the divide look like - it's more normal to be a flow-keeper, right? But are any of you/do you know any flow-breakers?
    Shit no, people who change their pronunciation mid-sentence are just being pretentious fuckwits. DID YOU UNDERSTAND MY MEANING OR NOT YOU GIANT TWATWAFFLE? YOU DID? GOOD. I CAN REGALE YOU WITH MY OXFORD ACCENT ANOTHER TIME OL' CHAP.

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    To clarify I'm not actually unreasonably angry about this, but this is the kind of reaction I'd give if someone was trying to be smarmy about it. YOU'RE BEING DUMB. STOP BEING DUMB KTHX.
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    There was something that was really tickling me about the example in the video being asparagus and I couldn't quite put my finger on it, but then I looked it up, and was reminded that it's not even an English word in the first place so there was literally no reason to flip to English pronunciation at fucking all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deathhappens View Post
    Shit no, people who change their pronunciation mid-sentence are just being pretentious fuckwits. DID YOU UNDERSTAND MY MEANING OR NOT YOU GIANT TWATWAFFLE? YOU DID? GOOD. I CAN REGALE YOU WITH MY OXFORD ACCENT ANOTHER TIME OL' CHAP.

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    To clarify I'm not actually unreasonably angry about this, but this is the kind of reaction I'd give if someone was trying to be smarmy about it. YOU'RE BEING DUMB. STOP BEING DUMB KTHX.
    Aw, the guy I know who does this because he's probably as close as it reasonable to, what I understand to be, Nasu's ideas about mountain men.

    .........I probably wouldn't make that generous assumption about other people who do it though. Although who knows, maybe they are also mini-mountain men in their own way and I just don't know it yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deathhappens View Post
    Shit no, people who change their pronunciation mid-sentence are just being pretentious fuckwits.
    I do that sometimes; my accent and lingo will switch around at random when I talk to people sometimes, though itís not intentional. Probably has something to do with me moving around all the time when I was growing up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nanashi(kari) View Post
    This always confused me. If tzar was considered equivalent to emperor why did they change the title? Was is to sound more western?
    Yes, it was part of westernisation. Of course, this was just a title: nobody in Russia referred to the head of state as imperator.

    [quote[Well, the 'empire' I meant to ask about was the historiographic term and the self-designation that was used by some 19th/20th century states which the great majority of the population conflate. I had started to think about this because it had bothered me how in fiction 'empire' (in the sense of a self-designation) and 'emperor' are used as if were a universal concept which bothers me because
    1. Those concepts doesn't make sense without a cultural backstory to explain their origin.
    2. Using modern scholarly terms as self-designation is a pet peeve of mine (I get triggered every time I am reading jp fantasy web novels and a term ending in -制度 or -思想 is used).

    Basically, I started thinking about this because I was fussing over world building. The thing about sucession in the female line I mentioned in other thread and the talk about surnames were also the same.[/QUOTE]

    I think it's fine to use modern words when writing something like a fantasy story based (as all things inherently are) on our past societies. We inevitably have to use them in order for our present-day audience to understand what we mean. Like Shakespeare writing ancient Romans speaking regular everyday English of his time. The precise word "emperor" may not carry over its cultural and etymological history in this sub-created world, but the concept of a monarch who is even bigger and more kingly than other kings is a common part of states across the world and throughout history. Even in Christianity, "King of Kings" refers to Christ.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BladeOfEden View Post
    I do that sometimes; my accent and lingo will switch around at random when I talk to people sometimes, though it’s not intentional. Probably has something to do with me moving around all the time when I was growing up.
    Same with accent but with less of an excuse because I haven't lived where I was born for a long time lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsugumi View Post
    Aw, the guy I know who does this because he's probably as close as it reasonable to, what I understand to be, Nasu's ideas about mountain men.

    .........I probably wouldn't make that generous assumption about other people who do it though. Although who knows, maybe they are also mini-mountain men in their own way and I just don't know it yet.
    I'm sure there's all sorts of places and circumstances why someone might do that and just be trying to be a considerate human bean but, having lived in a former Commonwealth country where Britain still owns sovereign territory on and the English language, law, customs et al play an unduly large part in the public consciousness, people who do this in my experience and around these parts are 99.99999999% pretentious dickwaffles.

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    And that's still probably not enough nines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tsugumi View Post
    Aw, I like the way it sounds. It's nice.
    Listen to some Canadian French. That'll ruin all appeal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattias View Post
    Listen to some Canadian French. That'll ruin all appeal.
    Our cousins having their own special take on things doesn't ruin the original article

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    He's so great, but so slept on.

    Bonus: "It seems Tokyo is strict with rabbits." When it comes to posting, he's a natural.....

    On a side note, I'd love to see the schematics of the blue thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsugumi View Post
    He's so great, but so slept on.

    Bonus: "It seems Tokyo is strict with rabbits." When it comes to posting, he's a natural.....

    On a side note, I'd love to see the schematics of the blue thing.
    Huh, funny. (Midway between "weird funny" and "funny funny" because English is a hacked together language).
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