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Writing Languages/Dialects/Accents (Giving Help)

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Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:57 pm
Werthan says...

I've noticed a lot of people using languages/dialects/accents in their writing and asking questions relating to those. They are quite a good way to portray things related to identities and various kinds of political and social aspects in a story, and I've used them a lot for exactly those reasons. I'm somewhat knowledgable about sociolinguistics, phonology, phonetics, and a few other linguistics topics and can give advice based on that as well as just my experience using languages and language varieties as an aspect in stories. So if you have any questions about them, please ask away at me.
Und so lang du das nicht hast
Dieses: Stirb und Werde!
Bist du nur ein trĂ¼ber Gast
Auf der dunklen Erde

(And as long as you don't have
This: Die and become!
You are only a gloomy guest
On the dark Earth)

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It's unsettling to know how little separates each of us from another life altogether.
— Wes Moore, The Other Wes Moore