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Offline AlmightyZael

Re: [Sep 2016] - Pirates! - Discussion Thread
« Reply #150 on: September 24, 2016, 07:59:10 PM »
I mean, no one says Aye for yes outside of scottish people and pirate characters. So it's "affected" in that sense. It doesn't seem natural, and comes with a certain gruffness due to the type of tropey characters who use this casually. KnowwhatImean?


In the north of England and to some extent around the Midlands (but not as common), 'aye' is used fairly naturally to mean 'yes' 'sure' or 'okay.' I think as far south as Devon (farming lands) it's used in the more common sense of asking a question, the equivelent of the Americanised 'eh' but pronounced 'ay.' Pretty sure Welsh folk use it too, in both forms. Tbh, I'm just gonna go ahead and say it's a British term, but became synonyous with pirates due to popularity of West country accents in Carol's work.

I think the trope comes from everyone following the 'rule' that fantasy has to be in a medieval setting, but for myself it's just a natural part of language (though I'll admit I say it less that my characters, but I do say it often in real life). Hopefully that clears some things up for you?

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Re: [Sep 2016] - Pirates! - Discussion Thread
« Reply #151 on: September 24, 2016, 10:27:24 PM »
um.

uh.

ahoy, matey?

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Re: [Sep 2016] - Pirates! - Discussion Thread
« Reply #152 on: September 24, 2016, 10:49:37 PM »

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Re: [Sep 2016] - Pirates! - Discussion Thread
« Reply #153 on: September 24, 2016, 11:04:26 PM »
Bin mon, your noggin yed is yampy  ;D
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Re: [Sep 2016] - Pirates! - Discussion Thread
« Reply #154 on: September 25, 2016, 12:01:26 AM »
Ha! I love it more than I thought I would. This could prove useful @Eclipse  8)
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Re: [Sep 2016] - Pirates! - Discussion Thread
« Reply #155 on: September 25, 2016, 04:16:37 AM »
I don't think I needed anything cleared out, beyond dead ovulating the common use of Aye and the technical naval expression "aye aye sir", but all clarifications are always good.
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« Reply #156 on: September 25, 2016, 06:31:37 PM »
My story is nearing completion. Soon I shall unleash it on the forums...
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Re: [Sep 2016] - Pirates! - Discussion Thread
« Reply #157 on: September 26, 2016, 02:34:22 PM »
Sail away, sail away, sail awaaaaay



(that's a goat on the far right)  :)

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Re: [Sep 2016] - Pirates! - Discussion Thread
« Reply #158 on: September 26, 2016, 02:44:46 PM »
Sail away, sail away, sail awaaaaay



(that's a goat on the far right)  :)

omg!  i'd forgotten about that movie!!  i'm so adding it to our netflix queue!

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Re: [Sep 2016] - Pirates! - Discussion Thread
« Reply #159 on: September 26, 2016, 05:51:52 PM »
Sail away, sail away, sail awaaaaay



(that's a goat on the far right)  :)

Upon review, his name is "Clueless Morgan."

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Re: [Sep 2016] - Pirates! - Discussion Thread
« Reply #160 on: September 27, 2016, 12:02:59 AM »
Clueless Morgan needs to be someone's forum name. It really does.
Though, I'm not volunteering.  8)
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Re: [Sep 2016] - Pirates! - Discussion Thread
« Reply #161 on: September 27, 2016, 12:05:52 AM »
Double post.

My previous post has been corrected.
It originally read "Clueless Organ".

And that was not intentional.  :o
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« Reply #162 on: September 27, 2016, 12:07:50 AM »
Double post.

My previous post has been corrected.
It originally read "Clueless Organ".

And that was not intentional.  :o

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Re: [Sep 2016] - Pirates! - Discussion Thread
« Reply #163 on: September 27, 2016, 11:48:40 AM »
Mmmh well, sorry I want be participating this month. I've kind of lost interest in my story, and I have more juice flowing for my own wip than pirates.

Though I did want to have my captain yelling "how are your wife and my kids?!" To his enemy. Can do it some other month I guess.
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Re: [Sep 2016] - Pirates! - Discussion Thread
« Reply #164 on: September 27, 2016, 01:20:36 PM »
captain yelling "how are your wife and my kids?!" To his enemy.
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