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I think I'm working it out

Magpie
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Oct 4 2012, 8:01pm


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I think I'm working it out [In reply to] Can't Post

I wasn't upset. Just immensely puzzled and sometimes, I just can't walk past a puzzle without solving it.

I think what was missing were subtle nuances of voice that put different meanings on things. It reminds me of a story an ESL (English as Second Language) teacher I worked with told about a new student she had who didn't speak English. The other children were trying to pronounce the new student's name for her. They'd say it (and it wasn't that difficult) and she'd repeat it back. But every time she repeated it back, they'd all giggle as if she'd made a silly mistake. This went on for awhile till she worked out that, when she repeated the name back, she was giving her voice a rise at the end as she was essentially asking a question (implied: this is the way you say it?). When she gave the name a rise at the end, it turned the name from masculine to feminine (or vise versa) into a name for someone of the opposite gender as the new student. The kids thought that was funny - and probably a little dense for the teacher!

I think reading 'nah' and even my original question with different nuances of voice change the meaning of the sentences. And I really did think that perhaps my subject line had been overlooked which made me question my habit of using the subject line to start my train of thought.


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SCOD: Uglśk coming at ya! O.O Xanaseb Send a private message to Xanaseb Oct 3 2012, 2:53pm
    Is that Uglśk or Grishnįkh Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Oct 3 2012, 3:00pm
    Ah yes, this orc I can get behind GoodGuyA Send a private message to GoodGuyA Oct 3 2012, 3:04pm
    Ugluk is an Uruk Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Oct 3 2012, 4:13pm
        Whoopsy Daisy... big fail then .. replace all 'Uglśk's with 'Grishnakh's :¬) // Xanaseb Send a private message to Xanaseb Oct 3 2012, 4:44pm
            is this a matter of reading flat and ignoring subject lines? Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Oct 3 2012, 5:34pm
                nah, Shelob's right, it's Grishnįkh. Xanaseb Send a private message to Xanaseb Oct 4 2012, 10:58am
                    sorry.. Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Oct 4 2012, 1:42pm
                        Magpie's right Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Oct 4 2012, 2:28pm
                            Don't be Hasty (does best Treebeard imitation)// elevorn Send a private message to elevorn Oct 4 2012, 3:14pm
                            I think I'm working it out Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Oct 4 2012, 8:01pm
                                A perfect example Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Oct 5 2012, 4:55am
                            yes Shelob, I saw these posts rather late, so I responded to yours rather than Magpie's.... sorry Magpie!! :¬( I did see your's though // Xanaseb Send a private message to Xanaseb Oct 11 2012, 3:39am
    hehe Xanaseb Send a private message to Xanaseb Oct 3 2012, 4:56pm
    Run Hobbit Run elevorn Send a private message to elevorn Oct 3 2012, 4:59pm

 
 
 

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