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.
'Ey, yo*, what up dog? 'S up wit' that shit, mofucka?
'Ight* nigga, cool shit though, know what I'm sayin'?
A'yo, whaddup dawg? Sup widdhat shit, mofockah?
- "Ayo" is an acceptable substitute.
- "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, 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.
* Liquicity talks with a <insert accent>. (/me)
- * Liquicity talks with a British accent.
- 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.
Liquicity says: [British Accent] Hey.
Liquicity says: [British Accent] Hey, mate.
Liquicity says: (British Accent) Hey.
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.
Pecker Wood says: I seem to remember...
Pecker Wood says: I seem to remember..
Pecker Wood says: I seem to remember..........
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.
Pecker Wood says: What ab—
Pecker Wood says: What ab--
Pecker Wood says: What about--
Pecker Wood says: What ab-...
Pecker Wood says: What ab...-
Pecker Wood says: What ab-.-
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.
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.
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 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.
* Pecker Wood rocks back and forth on the chair. His hands can't stop shaking.
Skin Head says: What's wrong?
* 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.
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.
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.
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.)