Should TMW use British English or American English?

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Should TMW use British English or American English?

British English
18
43%
American English
18
43%
Ænglisc
3
7%
Middle English
3
7%
 
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Re: Should TMW use British English or American English?

Post by Kage » 30 Jun 2009, 17:23

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Re: Should TMW use British English or American English?

Post by InspectorShameless » 30 Jun 2009, 20:54

Kage wrote:This thread reminds me of herpes, it just won't go away!
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Re: Should TMW use British English or American English?

Post by undecim » 02 Jul 2009, 14:32

I will tell you now that I (unfornuately) live in the US, and speak American English.

I think that it would be best for TMW content to use British English, for two reasons:

1) American English is just a deriviative of British English

2) We have a lot of people whose native language is not English, but when taking English courses (correct me if I'm wrong here) most people learn British English
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Re: Should TMW use British English or American English?

Post by Jaxad0127 » 02 Jul 2009, 15:30

undecim wrote:I will tell you now that I (unfornuately) live in the US, and speak American English.

I think that it would be best for TMW content to use British English, for two reasons:

1) American English is just a deriviative of British English

2) We have a lot of people whose native language is not English, but when taking English courses (correct me if I'm wrong here) most people learn British English
1) They both stem from an earlier form of English.

2) Depends on the area. Some teach American. Others teach British.
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Re: Should TMW use British English or American English?

Post by Rotonen » 02 Jul 2009, 15:46

We're splitting hairs here.

Instead of getting stuck, let's just use a mishmash of international English as we have done so far.

If someone is offended by that, they can go and fix it to their liking, this is open source after all.

Those who care can either care enough to maintain their own language set or be silent about it.
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Re: Should TMW use British English or American English?

Post by Bjørn » 02 Jul 2009, 17:05

Some NPCs may talk British English and others may talk American, yet others may speak weird kinds of slang. As long as it's consistent within one NPC, it really doesn't matter, so I'm closing this topic.
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