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Grammar and emotes

Post by Liquicity » Sun Feb 21, 2016 7:33 pm

I want to make a public thread which can server as a guide on the subject. It's similar to an old Kipps or Delroy_Wilcox topic. I hope it is short enough.

Credits: Douglas_Nyswonger, Jerry_Sforza, Liquicity.



DICTION (FOR FOREIGN CHARACTERS)
Jerry_Sforza wrote:From the desk of Delroy Carlton Witherspoon Ribeiro Wilcox VII, Esq.

As a faction primarily consisting of Negro characters and other less intelligent minorities, it is important to represent a realistic knowledge of Negro semantics and diction. However, this does not give excuse to misspell or misappropriate. All words should be spelled properly regardless of the interpretation of pronunciation. Portraying the typical speech qualities of a Negro does not give you an excuse to butcher the English language.

It also also applies to any other foreign character, such as Spanish, Hispanics, African Americans, Jamaicans, Asian and any other minority that derives from there.

This chapter shall remind you of apostrophes: they're used to represent ownership of objects and a missing letter in words. They do not have to be mixed with slang. Words like wanna or gonna are to be written without them.

CORRECT USE
'Ey, yo*, what up dog? 'S up wit' that shit, mofucka?
'Ight* nigga, cool shit though, know what I'm sayin'?

INCORRECT USE
A'yo, whaddup dawg? Sup widdhat shit, mofockah?
  • "Ayo" is an acceptable substitute.
Aight niggah, kool sheet dough, knawhatimsayin?
  • "A'ight" is an acceptable substitute.

Using more than a few worldwide common foreign words is also wrong. Ese, esa, pinche, cholo, chola, konichwa, ciao are, per example, allowed. This applies to any other foreign language. Mainly, common forms of greeting, thanking, saying good bye and baseline insults are accepted. Anything else spoken in a foreign language shall be done through "(<insert language>) phrase in English" — "(Spanish) So, I met this guy. We're set now, bro. He'll bring that shit tonight."

ACCENT
Accent, way of pronunciation particular to a speaker or group of speakers, usually related to those of other nationality or ethnicity when they try to talk in English. LSRP players tend to make them up in front of their line while using correct grammar, do the same thing and use the specific language or avoid to put it at all.

CORRECT USE
* Liquicity talks with a <insert accent>. (/me)
  • * Liquicity talks with a British accent.
Use the said language directly and let the reader understand the accent or not.
  • Ray Ferrante shouts: MA! WHA'S FO DINNA?!
  • Ramon Trejo says: Ey, foo'. You from the valle?
  • Treshawn Garnett says: I ain't got no bad blood wit' no mofucker out hea.

INCORRECT USE
Liquicity says: [British Accent] Hey.
Liquicity says: [British Accent] Hey, mate.
Liquicity says: (British Accent) Hey.

ELLIPSIS
The correct form of ellipsis is three dots (…), other variations you see people using are mostly wrong. Two dot ellipsis (..) is wrong use, and isn't a thing.

CORRECT USE
Pecker Wood says: I seem to remember...

INCORRECT USE
Pecker Wood says: I seem to remember..
Pecker Wood says: I seem to remember..........

DASH
Players on LSRP sometimes use the dash in text, to show that their character has been interrupted, or maybe got tangled in his own speech. In such situations, it's usually when people make common mistakes. A dash and ellipsis (-...) combination is not a thing, and it's completely wrong.

CORRECT USE
Pecker Wood says: What ab—
Pecker Wood says: What ab--
Pecker Wood says: What about--

INCORRECT USE
Pecker Wood says: What ab-...
Pecker Wood says: What ab...-
Pecker Wood says: What ab-.-

APOSTROPHES
Players on LSRP typically use apostrophes when they want to show that the word they pronounce has a missing letter. The wrong use of apostrophes comes when people try to combine them with slang. Full words like gonna or wanna don't need an apostrophe.

CORRECT USE
Pecker Wood says: He was gonna help me, but I saw him runnin' away.
Pecker Wood says: Yo! Why are you walkin' alone, homie? Get in my car.

INCORRECT USE
Pecker Wood says: He was gonna' help me, but I saw him runnin' away.
Pecker Wood says: Yo'! Why are you walkin' alone, homie'? Get in my car.

EMOTES
Emotes are used to perform actions with your character. It shows other people what you are doing. Players make the mistake of sometimes trying to tell their story through them, which incites metagame.

CORRECT USE
* Pecker Wood rocks back and forth on the chair. His hands can't stop shaking.
Skin Head says: What's wrong?

INCORRECT USE
* Pecker Wood is terrified after the recent murder he was forced to commit by his friends.
* Pecker Wood is a known gangster in Verona Beach.

SEMICOLONS
The semicolon or semi-colon (;) is a punctuation mark that separates major sentence elements.
"The deputy drove by my house today. He had tattooed arms and wore short sleeves." — written form.
"The deputy drove by my house today. (* takes a breath) He had tattooed arms and wore short sleeves." — spoken form.
"The deputy drove by my house today; he had tattooed arms and wore short sleeves." — correct and recommended form.


CORRECT USE
Omega five to all units. We have a BOLO on a black male; he wears a white shirt.
I saw Elora Garner; she's scary as fuck.

INCORRECT USE
Omega five to all units; We have a BOLO on an IC 2 male. (Never capitalize the letter after a semicolon.)
Omega five to all units; we have a BOLO on an IC 2 male. (Those two statements aren't to be connected.)
* Raymond Gallo seems young; he's tall. (Semicolons are only to connect two clauses in dialogues. anything else shall be written with full stop.)
I saw Roxanne; but she isn't wearing the earrings I bought her. (Semicolons are never used before conjunctions. And, but, nor, or, for, so and yet, etc.)
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Re: Grammar and emotes

Post by Benavides » Sun Feb 21, 2016 7:51 pm

Preach, very well written guide. I am fairly sure this will help out alot of people who do not know about this so far.

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Re: Grammar and emotes

Post by iWasted » Sun Feb 21, 2016 7:56 pm

If everyone read this...
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Re: Grammar and emotes

Post by Minion » Mon Feb 22, 2016 3:32 am

thank you-.- this is very useful;
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Re: Grammar and emotes

Post by Corneru » Mon Feb 22, 2016 3:45 am

Thank -..

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Re: Grammar and emotes

Post by cataplasia » Mon Feb 22, 2016 6:05 pm

Excellent guide; it'll prove extremely useful.

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Re: Grammar and emotes

Post by tw1ster » Wed Feb 24, 2016 2:31 am

Please educate on the proper use of "Chu"

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Re: Grammar and emotes

Post by Man On The Moon » Sat Feb 27, 2016 7:43 pm

tw1ster wrote:Please educate on the proper use of "Chu"

Proper usage:

Aaaachuu.
- commonly known as coughing

Pikachu.
- commonly known as a cartoon name.

Improper usage:

Wha up wiv chu?
- you is an acceptable substitute

Chu wiv the shits boa?
- you is an acceptable substitute
she wanna buy the dream i said i dont sell it
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Re: Grammar and emotes

Post by Bubonic » Sun Feb 28, 2016 11:35 am

Some of this is good tips, but...
A dash and ellipsis (-...) combination is not a thing, and it's completely wrong.

I shall continue to use -.. as I feel it looks better and it's what I am accustom to now.
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Re: Grammar and emotes

Post by Xanny » Sun Feb 28, 2016 9:13 pm

Man On The Moon wrote:
tw1ster wrote:Please educate on the proper use of "Chu"

Proper usage:

Aaaachuu.
- commonly known as coughing

Pikachu.
- commonly known as a cartoon name.

Improper usage:

Wha up wiv chu?
- you is an acceptable substitute

Chu wiv the shits boa?
- you is an acceptable substitute

Can't you say things like "whitchu". Or like "whatchu doin'?"
Just annoying when people say things like "Chu aight?"

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Re: Grammar and emotes

Post by Zupps » Mon Feb 29, 2016 2:09 am

If only something like this was on the application and you had to answer with some IC scerioes so people know how to talk. Instead I see this: "Nigguh , whats up ?" Correct: "Nigga what's up?"

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Re: Grammar and emotes

Post by Xanny » Mon Feb 29, 2016 2:34 am

Zupps wrote:IC scerioes

You'd fail the application. :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

jk lmao

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Re: Grammar and emotes

Post by Kroetkov » Mon Feb 29, 2016 6:43 am

I'll make sure everyone I know reads this. Thanks!
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Re: Grammar and emotes

Post by Zupps » Mon Feb 29, 2016 6:56 am

xValkyrie wrote:
Zupps wrote:IC scerioes

You'd fail the application. :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

jk lmao

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Re: Grammar and emotes

Post by Infinity! » Mon Feb 29, 2016 1:21 pm

Outstanding. It would be great if everyone would read this!
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