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by Cefor
Wed Aug 25, 2010 2:44 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
Replies: 1036
Views: 414246

Re: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

I read through it all in one go the other day, but didn't get around to posting on here. This is an amazingly funny fanfic! :) I love it, and I can't wait for him to write more.

Thanks for pointing it out to us.
by Cefor
Fri Aug 20, 2010 6:42 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 944
Views: 292674

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

Yeah, I do watch a fair amount of English stuff though, so I think I've had decent exposure to authentic English accents. The problem is that without knowing where the actors are from, it's hard to tell which accent is which. What sort of things do you watch? I was rather under the impression that ...
by Cefor
Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:04 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 944
Views: 292674

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

I could recognize RP and Cockney, but the only other English dialect I've been exposed to is Patrick Stewart's native one. Yorkish, I suppose it's called. Haha! Yorkish, that's a good one :D It would actually be called a Yorkshire accent. I did a quick Google on RP, I didn't know it means Received ...
by Cefor
Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:39 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: best fantasy author working
Replies: 89
Views: 14535

Re: best fantasy author working

I have a few I think worthy, I'll list them anyway. Robin Hobb; By far the best writer out of the authors of fantasy that I have read, great characters, plot (Thinking specifically of Farseer here, Liveships not being quite as good IMO and I haven't read her others yet) is amazing, dialogue is great...
by Cefor
Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:18 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 944
Views: 292674

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

I'm new to linguistics as a whole, professional standard anyway, so I don't think I'm going to try and use the IPA symbols for anything until I read up on them more. I'm British, or English as I usually say, and I find accents amazingly cool. My question to you Americans, is which accents/dialects d...

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