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# 21
02-15-2011, 04:01 AM
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Not everyone speaks American as a first language. Welcome to the internet.
i fixed this for you :p
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# 22
02-15-2011, 04:12 AM
If you have an issue with the in-game conversation, consider this:

1. Not everyone (or every alien race in the game) speaks with what you or current-day academic institutions might consider "ideal" grammar. If each NPC spoke perfectly, I'd actually lose immersion: that isn't realistic or even likely.

2. If non-spoken NPC text is what you're referring to, submit a bug report (indicate the mission and passage) so that Cryptic's mission team can take a look at it when they get the chance.
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# 23
02-15-2011, 04:24 AM
"And English as a second language is really tough, as many of our syntax rules completely baffle most Non-Americans. "

Erm.... English. English. English. ENGLAND. BRITAIN.

/rage
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# 24
02-15-2011, 04:55 AM
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"And English as a second language is really tough, as many of our syntax rules completely baffle most Non-Americans. "

Erm.... English. English. English. ENGLAND. BRITAIN.

/rage
Maybe he meant American Systax.:p
Remember what Rex Harrison said in "My Fair Lady":
"In some places their English completely disappears...in America they haven't used it for years."

Stupid jokes aside:
I think this subject leads us nowhere except to a very unproductive place.
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# 25 Wait ....wha?
02-15-2011, 05:10 AM
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Originally Posted by FarsightFrostwhisper
Seriously though: I am not a native English speaker and I haven't noticed any mistakes in English from NPC's, that would make the text incomprehensible or ridiculous.
This level of grammar nazism is completely ridiculous and making a separate server for North America is also seriously stupid, because what would be left would be British, Germans, a few Frenchies and a handful of other nationals like me and that's it. They'd use English anyway.
Wait...your not a native english speaker........and you have the stars and bars as yer avatar?

Being from the south sir......this is an insult on so many levels......
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# 26
02-15-2011, 05:27 AM
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Wait...your not a native english speaker........and you have the stars and bars as yer avatar?

Being from the south sir......this is an insult on so many levels......
Funny isn't it
But not so surprising - I don't live in the USA and the Confederation has some out-of-country fan clubs. I see bikers here with Stars and Bars regularily and my city even has a Civil war reenactment club. So why not.
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# 27
02-15-2011, 05:40 AM
I am English and even though my spelling sucks beyond belief I cant say I've seen too much wrong with the NPC dialogue. A few minor errors here and there but nothing criminal.
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# 28
02-15-2011, 06:05 AM
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Wait...your not a native english speaker...
*you're

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# 29
02-15-2011, 06:07 AM
i iz r gud at inglish speking
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# 30
02-15-2011, 06:17 AM
most ridiculous language and spelling story in STO I ever witnessed was the guy that insisted the proper past tense of sleep is sleeped.
after polite attempts from quite a few people to correct him and some insults from the person it turns out he was a texan.
he ragequited the conversation soon after.

btw I'm a kraut, so a non native english speaker.
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