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Postby alexanderthesoso » Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:16 am

So, having finally gotten my hands on John's wonderful omnibus on Ven culture, I find this mentioned.

This particular attitude drives most Western
scholars mad. Often times, you will find them breaking rules
of usage for the purposes of effect. Single word sentences,
fragments and other stylistic oddities are common.
Common.
The ven also employed repetition as emphasis as well as
capitalization. The ven loved capitalizing Auspicious words.
They did it time and time again.
And again.
And again.


Hunh. I must have some Ven blood in me, they write like I do! (sorry, was very amused by this)

But, while this is indeed how they Write from what records we have, do we have any indication they Spoke the same way? Placing unsual emphasis on word (capitalizing with speech, as I've heard it called, I think of Heinlein's Glory Road, how the main female character was always called She or Her when pronouns were used, the capital actually spoken in emphasis), and repeating themselves incessantly, repetition to drive home a point, repeating the word until it was Clear. Also, would such repetition indicate a larger importance? For example, in many asian cultures, doubling an expletive makes it twice as bad. you stub your toe, you say damn, you step on a nail and drive it through your foot, you say damndamn.

Just some thoughts.
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Re: Ven Writings

Postby wunderworks » Mon Sep 13, 2010 2:31 pm

Nan nanva, nan nanva. ;)
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