Speak Devanese

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Re: Speak Devanese

Postby Snark » Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:42 am UTC

Egosearches. Ponders the myserious being that is Deva. Is amazed by post quality especially given unique style. Applauds.
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Re: Speak Devanese

Postby BoomFrog » Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:25 am UTC

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Re: Speak Devanese

Postby jobriath » Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:17 am UTC

Unique style at least adds to post quality. Notice how every participant in thread sounds smarter and more reasonable.

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Re: Speak Devanese

Postby tastelikecoke » Sat Aug 25, 2012 2:24 pm UTC

Likes this thread. Wishes to have found it earlier. Suggests Deva fan club to formalize our intentions.

Likes Yin avatar. Accurately demonstrates perceived image of Deva, emotionless, but packs a lot of emotion.
Intended that phrase to be deep. Thinking deep is good for mental health. Darker than Black is good for mental health too. But recommends Umineko as a better choice.

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Re: Speak Devanese

Postby Iulus Cofield » Sat Aug 25, 2012 4:36 pm UTC

Prefers Bluer than Indigo.

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Re: Speak Devanese

Postby Rhyme » Sun Aug 26, 2012 12:09 am UTC

Followed the link from the mafia subforum. Will now need to cease calling the dialect "Devaese." Wishes to improve Devanese skills.

Curious as to suggestions for increasing sentence length; prefers using longer sentences but finds doing so in Devanese difficult.
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Re: Speak Devanese

Postby Deva » Sun Aug 26, 2012 4:23 am UTC

At Snark: Recalls a quote.
Blaise Pascal wrote: I would have written a shorter letter, but I did not have the time.

Writes slowly. Frets over wording constantly. Edits a word five minutes later occasionally. Hates timed essays, incidentally.

At tastelikecoke: Cautions others with Umineko no Naku Koro ni. Contains murder, graphic violence, blood, suicidal thoughts, and child abuse. May damage your mental health. Rates it highly, however.

At Rhyme: Favors shorter constructions by nature. Learned some ways, though.
A. Write more specifically. Example One: "Visited the store" versus "Visited the store close to the park after waking up at nine o’clock". Example Two: "Met someone" versus "Met someone named Sam, who works as a stocker at the store, due to a spilled carton of milk".

B. Choose a different verb. Example One: "Moved" versus "Began to move". Example Two: "Frets over wording constantly" versus "Worries about the wording constantly". Example Three: "Expanded" versus "Increased the size of the store".

C. Introduce uncertainty. Example: "Wanted watermelon" versus "Might have wanted watermelon".

D. And. Example: "Stood up. Shouted" versus "Stood up and shouted". Dislikes sentences such as "Stood up, and they shouted", however. Applies to other conjunctions too. Follows the rule, technically. Feels like a workaround.
Changes its form depending on the observer.

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Re: Speak Devanese

Postby steewi » Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:38 am UTC

Familiar with concept. Called pro-drop. In Japanese, pretty normal, unless want to change or emphasise topic. Also common in very colloquial English. Something I do. But must put it in sometimes. Just in case forgotten who's speaking.

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Re: Speak Devanese

Postby Carlington » Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:44 pm UTC

Feels as though speaking like this every day would be received...poorly, perhaps? Wonders if constructions of this kind are used equally in spoken language.
Kewangji: Posdy zwei tosdy osdy oady. Bork bork bork, hoppity syphilis bork.

Eebster the Great: What specifically is moving faster than light in these examples?
doogly: Hands waving furiously.

Please use he/him/his pronouns when referring to me.

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Re: Speak Devanese

Postby Iulus Cofield » Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:13 pm UTC

Recently replayed Fallout: New Vegas. Never noticed lack of first person pronouns in dialogue before. NCR characters especially.

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Re: Speak Devanese

Postby Deva » Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:18 pm UTC

Speaks it mainly around familiar people. Uses it sparingly in formal settings, if ever. Would have failed English otherwise.

Might happen more often in the first sentence of a speaker’s turn. Occurs less frequently afterwards. Conjugates the verb based on the omission.

Example A: "Is the package coming today?"
- "Should be."

Example B: "Looks like summer is over."
- "Seems like it."

Example C: "Can't Touch This". Checked the lyrics. Disagrees. Varies between lines. Hears "you" sometimes.
Changes its form depending on the observer.

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Re: Speak Devanese

Postby thalia » Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:39 am UTC

Finds form of expression intriguing. Wishes to participate. Is expected by social conventions to go "shopping". Is not looking forward to activity expressed above. Dreads following two hours.
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Re: Speak Devanese

Postby Darvince » Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:01 am UTC

Found "shopping" boring. Vehemently procrastinates and browses internet all day. Finally sleeps at 2am and wakes up at 5am tired.
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Re: Speak Devanese

Postby Deva » Wed Oct 17, 2012 5:37 am UTC

Dislikes shopping too. Shops for specific items. May not. Could play a game. Search for the priciest/cheapest item. Time each visit. (Do time and money spent correlate? What about items purchased?) How much did they save through sales/coupons? Start a high score list. How many purchases were impulsive?

Awards bonus points for clipboards.
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From before:
Deva wrote:Treats it like an investigation. Begins with nothing. Must gather clues. Asks questions for further information. Hesitates to say more, due to the game in progress.

Results in a tiresome game, however. Recovers during Night phases.

Finished. May answer more specifically.

Reads everyone like a friend. Wants to believe them. Cannot. Feels mean. Ends someone's enjoyment every game day (usually). Tries to force mistakes. Reduces intuition's role. Works poorly, though. Averages random chance. Latches onto another person instead. Prefers trusting someone over not. Follows their judgment.

Focuses on everything else. Guesses powers and rolenames. Likes scouring (and rewriting) flavor. Encourages activity. Appreciates active games as an observer.
Changes its form depending on the observer.

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Re: Speak Devanese

Postby BoomFrog » Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:04 am UTC

Likes mafia. Only setting allowed lying. Won't in other games even to win.
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Re: Speak Devanese

Postby UniqueScreenname » Sat Oct 27, 2012 12:39 pm UTC

Agrees. Both sides lie. Evens the playing field. Forces you to look for different scumtells.
PolakoVoador wrote:Pizza is never a question, pizza is always the answer.
poxic wrote:When we're stuck, flailing, and afraid, that's usually when we're running into the limitations of our old ways of doing things. Something new is being born. Stick around and find out what it is.

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Re: Speak Devanese

Postby jobriath » Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:21 pm UTC

Unsure. Honesty reads differently to lying, surely? Town lying resembles mafia lying. Muddies water. Or not? (Or misunderstood?)

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Re: Speak Devanese

Postby UniqueScreenname » Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:59 am UTC

Misunderstood. Meant town and mafia both lie about different things. Must determine whether the reason helps town or helps mafia. Can muddy water, but if done well does not have to.
PolakoVoador wrote:Pizza is never a question, pizza is always the answer.
poxic wrote:When we're stuck, flailing, and afraid, that's usually when we're running into the limitations of our old ways of doing things. Something new is being born. Stick around and find out what it is.

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Re: Speak Devanese

Postby freezeblade » Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:00 pm UTC

Finds thread. Interested. Attempts to grock dis-jointed third-person narrative. Fails. Only hears Rorschach. Speech pattern like brain virus. Burrows into internal monologue. Reads all posts in fora in same pattern. Goes insane.
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Re: Speak Devanese

Postby jobriath » Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:19 am UTC

Obliteration of pronouns sign of final stage of nirvana. Boundaries break down. Becomes group brain. Fair enough.

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Re: Speak Devanese

Postby Josephine » Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:18 pm UTC

Began thinking in Devanese after reading thread. Interfered with writing a post elsewhere. Was compelled to post here. Talks sort of like this occasionally anyway.
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Re: Speak Devanese

Postby UniqueScreenname » Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:31 am UTC

First part of speech to go when brain is not functioning at full capacity.
PolakoVoador wrote:Pizza is never a question, pizza is always the answer.
poxic wrote:When we're stuck, flailing, and afraid, that's usually when we're running into the limitations of our old ways of doing things. Something new is being born. Stick around and find out what it is.

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Re: Speak Devanese

Postby HugsBoson » Fri Dec 21, 2012 4:49 pm UTC

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