Post by Jandalf on Toast on Aug 31, 2004 22:03:44 GMT -5
That's right! Here in the service of the public! If you have a spelling and/or grammar issue or question, ask yours truly and I'll do my best to get you on track. English only, please, though I can tell you how to ask if you can go to the bathroom in German. Heh.
So ask away, and don't be embarrassed. Even I make mistakes. Realy, I doo. Al the tyme.
Post by Jandalf on Toast on Sept 1, 2004 17:53:48 GMT -5
Heyyyy!!! YOU'RE DOING MY JOB FOR ME!!! NOOO!! (smacks head)
In German: Darf ich zur Toilette? Literally translated, May I the toilet? But, yeah.
I think it's okay to break a couple of grammatical rules--after all, it happens all the time in professionally published novels. Develop your own style...but not to the point where other people can't understand at a glance what you're trying to say.
(faints at the amazing new siggy she has) It's not moving...but who cares...
Post by Lady Maeggaladiel on Sept 2, 2004 0:50:13 GMT -5
OOH! I can say "Beware of Dog" in Latin! "Cave Canem!"
And here's "Freak of Nature" in Latin: "Lusus Naturae!"
And "Kiss My Backside" in Celtic: "Pog mo Thoin!" (Ahem, it's not really "backside," but I don't want the PG faerie to kick my "thoin" for language content. But I thought you'd all like to know how to be rude in Celtic. I know I did. But then again, I'm odd.)
Sorry for imposing upon the sanctity of this hallowed thread, Jedi Master Jandalf. I couldn't help myself. Please forgive my impudence and do not hire the PG Faerie to kick my thoin.
"Cead Mil Failte!" ("A hundred thousand welcomes" in Celtic. I don't know how to say "pardons," so pretend "welcomes" is "pardons." Then it's me asking for forgiveness. Yeah.)
Jandalf won't hire the P.G. Faerie against you... she was the one who KILLED her!!!!
But she'll be back... just you wait... mwha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!!!!!!
Anyhow, Jandalf, you have just voiced near to my exact words to Jaina when she informed me of that rule. Interesting... it's almost weird how we do that! However, I do wonder if people can understand anything I say these days...
Glad you like your signature... but is it really amazing? It's merely a signature! But I do admit that it looks fairly cool.
Does the word the have a replacement? Or is it impossible to escape the word the in everyday life?
•Lucas the braid•
Unless they have a magic boat. If they have a magic boat, I'm pretty much doomed.... *cough*
Post by Jandalf on Toast on Sept 2, 2004 10:45:42 GMT -5
NOOOO!!! ATTACK OF THE...umm...what do you call those people, anyway? The ones that say "like" and "totally" way too often?
Yeah, I'll shut up now. About that, anyway.
Maeg, I can't really hire the P.G. Faerie to kick anybody's thoin, as there isn't enough left of her to do so. Heh heh heh.
And no, there is no way to escape the almighty THE. Unless one speaks Latin, of course, which is pretty much completely absent of articles, as one might see from the examples Maeggaladiel has so graciously given us. Literally, "Lusus Naturae" would be "Freak Nature", I believe. Heh.
Post by Jandalf on Toast on Sept 7, 2004 22:32:38 GMT -5
If one were to use an ellipse (which is the triple dot) on its own, as we frequently tend to do, no, that would not be grammatically correct. Isolated punctuation and all that. But since I'm just here to say what's right and what's wrong, and not necessarily enforce one or the other upon someone...what the heck. Go nuts. Heh heh.
Oh, look at all the fragmentations Jandalf wrote! Bad Jandalf!
Post by Jandalf on Toast on Sept 8, 2004 9:23:27 GMT -5
It's "probably". We run it together when we say it and it comes out sounding like "probly" too much for our own good... (shrugs) But yeah, that's how it is. An alternative is "likely", if that word's any easier.