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the dangers of plagiarism …

 

when reading Lymond, i find that my writing suddenly sprouts a certain abundance of adjectives. :1flower::write::1flower:

 

:shock::blush2:

 

:roflmao::roll:

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:roflmao: I do that in talking. After watching a lot of British shows I tend to throw around "bugger off"s and "what a pratt!" . :silly2:

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my problem (okay, one of my problems :lol: ) is that i am not always aware which language belongs where. when it comes to english and american, i mean. some of it i know, and a lot i don't. so i am afraid when i am writing, the language is rather arbitrary …

 

(the good thing is that the boy's language would be arbitrary, wouldn't it. it would be rather weird if his were BBC english .p )

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it's mostly becoming interchangeable nowadays anyway, though there are some words that have significantly different meanings. ... and one or two 'Americanisms' that are just too far gone to risk my soul.... 'specialism' for specialisation, for example. :shudder:

 

 

i'm just surprised the boy hasn't picked up more bad habits..... :p

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:lol: i suspect those would be under my radar anyway :p i do know some of the different meanings ones (it always makes for heavy grappling :lol: )

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i'm just surprised the boy hasn't picked up more bad habits..... :p

his bad habits are not really in the language department i am afraid :crit: (but only because he does not really notice languages …)

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Jotuns (forgive lack of little balls on letters!) must have an inbuilt Babel fish....

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an entertaining diversion, if you have a few days spare! Tropes..... we all use them. now know the detail!

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i have just wasted nearly two hours drifting through that site!!! :lol:

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:lol: yes, i could see that it was one to get lost in … i am going to do precisely that some time next week, i bet :p

 

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it has the Evil Overlord list!!! :yay:

 

i have been looking for that for a while...

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Jotuns must have an inbuilt Babel fish....

that actually was something i have been thinking about a lot before (a long time ago) i decided that it would be a huge stumbling stone to have Loki (and everybody else, for that matter) not understand every human language. if you add that kind of communication problem to this clash of basically different worlds, i guess it gets a bit too confusing. and where Odin & Co. are concerned, it wouldn't make sense, i think - or have you heard of gods having communication problems? :p (okay, yes, i think they do have communication problems, but not because of different languages :p )

 

so at one point i decided that coming from Asgard, they can understand and speak Midgard languages without even noticing it. i decided that their level of communication is so that languages are negligible.

 

actually, it is fun to simply decree that it is so :lol:

 

while reading Twilight i had to think of one other problem i had been thinking about, too - the clothes of somebody shifting shape. i simply cheated and didn't mention them; Stephenie Meyers went to the pains to work out that Jacob had to make sure he has something with him he can carry as a wolf, and then put back on. i decided for my very own wolf that the magic of shape-shifting is powerful enough to include the clothes :lol:

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