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Thread: 1000 clues that you have been Dromeding too much

  1. #376
    Member
    Registered: Jan 2001
    Location: Formby, NW England
    I do think Zontik should have 825

  2. #377
    Quote Originally Posted by R Soul View Post
    I do think Zontik should have 825
    Fixed.

  3. #378
    Member
    Registered: May 2006
    Location: Russia
    827. Your real name is George, but you start to spell and write it another way...

  4. #379
    Member
    Registered: Nov 2003
    Location: Tampa, FL
    828: You debate with someone on how to pronounce DromEd.
    829: You debate with someone on how to pronounce Jorge.

  5. #380
    Member
    Registered: Oct 2006
    Location: France
    830. Your girlfriend's father is called Georges and you hate him without knowing if it's due to something else than what his name inspires you.
    831. You start to think about giving your frame door a time higher than the hole to prevent people from entering your room all day long.
    832. You barely use the great computer you bought 2 weeks ago because DromEd doesn't work properly on it.
    Last edited by Nightstroll; 1st Nov 2008 at 21:07.

  6. #381
    Member
    Registered: Jan 2007
    Location: Germany
    833. Your beta testers hear strange, spooky noises while testing your mission, although you never placed such.

  7. #382
    834. You are happy about Obama new president 'cause it means the end of eight years of Jorge W.Bush

  8. #383
    Member
    Registered: May 2005
    Location: Full on Kevel's mom
    835. You often think and act out "Discover, Thwarted" when frustrated.

  9. #384
    Clearinghouse
    Registered: Aug 2002
    Location: Siberia, Russia
    Quote Originally Posted by Zontik View Post
    I used this texture as avatar.
    I love this avatar

  10. #385
    Member
    Registered: Oct 2006
    Location: France
    Too !

  11. #386
    836. You double-check every square inch of your mission so often that Garrett became addicted to the speed potion you use to hover around the level faster, and now he won't move without it anymore.

  12. #387
    Member
    Registered: Feb 2008
    Location: Sniffing your socks....
    837. The monster in your nightmare suddenly becomes invincible to your attacks, and you wonder if it has contracted the DeathStage 12 error.


    Truly, happened to me the other night.

    Isn't it pronounced "Ye-org-ee"?

  13. #388
    Member
    Registered: Jan 2001
    Location: Formby, NW England
    Only if you can't pronounce the letter J.


    And I think the E is meant to be silent. Only babies should pronounce every e at the end of a word as "ee".

    So I pronounce it "Jorg", where the J is from, say, Jug, and the org is from Borg.

  14. #389
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Ireland
    Quote Originally Posted by R Soul View Post
    Only if you can't pronounce the letter J.
    Or if you're Spanish. And it's a Spanish name.

  15. #390
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    Registered: Jan 2001
    Location: Formby, NW England
    I've often wondered why people from some countries have trouble with certain sounds. Is it conditioning (i.e. are some people simply brought up to pronounce J as Y), or do people from some countries inherit some genetic trait that affects their vocal chords?

  16. #391
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    Registered: Feb 2008
    Location: Sniffing your socks....
    I was thinking along the line of the Swedish Chef BORK BORK BORK!

    http://www.ttlg.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14795

    Absolutely no one gets my jokes--I suck
    Last edited by Queue; 21st Nov 2008 at 12:32.

  17. #392
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Ireland
    Quote Originally Posted by R Soul View Post
    I've often wondered why people from some countries have trouble with certain sounds. Is it conditioning (i.e. are some people simply brought up to pronounce J as Y), or do people from some countries inherit some genetic trait that affects their vocal chords?
    Because the sounds aren't used in the language, so the symbol is assigned a different sound.

  18. #393
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    Registered: Nov 2001
    Location: Making baby lemonade
    I pronounce it like "George".

  19. #394
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Ireland
    I pronounce it "Georg", like "George" but with a hard g at the end. Except I'm sure that's not the proper pronunciation.

  20. #395
    Whore! Hey!

    ....not directed at anyone in particular.....just sayin'...that's...um...how I pronounce it......I'll go now...

  21. #396
    Moderator
    Registered: Jan 2003
    Location: Tokyo desu
    Quote Originally Posted by bassmanret View Post
    Whore! Hey!

    ....not directed at anyone in particular.....just sayin'...that's...um...how I pronounce it......
    Ditto. It looks like a name in Espańol.


    Quote Originally Posted by R Soul View Post
    I've often wondered why people from some countries have trouble with certain sounds. Is it conditioning (i.e. are some people simply brought up to pronounce J as Y), or do people from some countries inherit some genetic trait that affects their vocal chords?
    It's definitely not genetic (there is some genetic variation with the size and shape of vocal chords, throat, nasal cavity, etc..., not only with race but also gender, age, family, etc. But that's a different issue). But "conditioning" is putting it a little too simply. Some of it is that people are out of practice (or have never practiced) using the muscles to make certain sounds/phonemes, so their muscles miss the mark when they try. But it's also a mental thing; when you use a language it makes you think in terms of a particular type of sound and muscle use. Latin-language J's actually don't work like English Y's, but something more unique to itself, not only in sound but in context; so in a new context it's hard to force your mouth not to follow the old rules (e.g., with Spanish, you usually don't pronounce an initial S, you say "es...". In English, you usually don't pronounce the K in knob, or G in gnome, or the B in Bgag. But in other languages these sounds are common. So when a German asks you to pronounce knob, try to think in your own experience why it's tricky to pronounce the K fluidly as one sound with the N; Kuh-nob isn't right, it's Knob.). I had to get used to this when I learned Japanese; their "R" is exactly between an English L and R (as far as tongue placement), and you have to re-learn it as a unique letter all its own, because if it sounds too much like English "L" or "R", you're doing it wrong.

    There's a way to avoid the problem, though ... basically learn how to pronounce every possible phoneme the mouth can possibly create, and how it's used in every major world language. There's a chart for that called the the International Phonetic Alphabet.
    Last edited by demagogue; 21st Nov 2008 at 16:22.

  22. #397
    Member
    Registered: Aug 2006
    Location: Deutschland
    Quote Originally Posted by R Soul
    I've often wondered why people from some countries have trouble with certain sounds. Is it conditioning (i.e. are some people simply brought up to pronounce J as Y), or do people from some countries inherit some genetic trait that affects their vocal chords?
    In German(y) we speak J as Y and one might consider our phonetics-letter-accordance as quite inexact in general although Mark Twain for instance thought English was worse. Getting used to unknown kinds of phonems is a little hard but most Germans suffer rather from the th sound than from dj. Oh, and Arabic is worse, especially for native English speakers.
    Quote Originally Posted by Nameless Voice
    Or if you're Spanish. And it's a Spanish name.
    That's something which popped up in my head a few weeks ago. The texture is written Jorge, isn't it? Jorge de Burgos (inspired by Jorge Luis Borges, the author from...erm... Argentina?) is the bad guy in The Name of the Rose, a film that's supposed to have inspired LGS. Now, Jorge is blind and this texture is sort of a blind blot in the Thief world, isn't it?

  23. #398
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Ireland
    I have the idea that one of the developers specifically said that it was named after a character in The Name of the Rose.

    Now, back to the Clues!

  24. #399
    838. You have a vivid dream set in a strange location, and when you wake up, you immediately draw a map and begin to turn it into an FM

    I'm doing it right now

  25. #400
    Member
    Registered: Oct 2006
    Location: France
    838. You have a vivid dream set in a strange location, and when you wake up, you immediately draw a map and begin to turn it into an FM
    And I thought I was the one.

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