Rename this subforum? - Page 2

Rename this subforum?

Share and discuss visual creations and creation practices like texturing, modelling and musing on the meaning of life.

Moderators: MR.D, Moderators, MR.D, Moderators

imbaczek
Posts: 3629
Joined: 22 Aug 2006, 16:19

Re: Rename this subforum?

Post by imbaczek »

to-may-to vs to-mah-to
0 x

User avatar
smoth
Posts: 22300
Joined: 13 Jan 2005, 00:46

Re: Rename this subforum?

Post by smoth »

Well that was fun :) I really don't care about how you spell things, I just get pissed about people trying to push language superiority when it is pretty well known that both american and UK english are somewhat different, so in closing my giant run on sentence I really just thought it was funny that YET again someone from the uk is acting really asinine about the language.

Yeah modeling is the common spelling but I use a mix of both english languages anyways. For example I say pro-cessor instead of prah-cessor which is a bit odd for an american.

All in all I was a bit annoyed that anyone really cared how modeler was spelled and was even more annoyed that af had to come in and act like his way is the right way.

As far as the an vs a thing, I thought so to but apparently an can be used in front of vowel sounding words so... AN can be used infront of an ayech sound.
0 x

User avatar
Guessmyname
Posts: 3301
Joined: 28 Apr 2005, 21:07

Re: Rename this subforum?

Post by Guessmyname »

I've never heard anyone using an before a 'h-' word. Must be a regional thing ('cept for 'silent h' cases, ie 'an honest gentleman').

Personally, modeling always looks weird to me. I pronounce it 'model-ling' and automatically think it's meant to be spelt that way.

To be perfectly honest, it's not like the world is going to end over it.
0 x

User avatar
AF
AI Developer
Posts: 20671
Joined: 14 Sep 2004, 11:32

Re: Rename this subforum?

Post by AF »

We use an because it flows better, hence why an apple, and in cases where the emphasis is not an a H the word 'an' is used. The an before h isn't really a rule itself, its just that an is used instead of a to make the sentence flow better when read out loud or it just sounds strange. The same applies to any other word where the first letter is a silent consonant or the first syllable has a vowel like sound
0 x

User avatar
lurker
Posts: 3842
Joined: 08 Jan 2007, 06:13

Re: Rename this subforum?

Post by lurker »

No, he's specifically talking about non-silent Hs, and I've never seen that done.
0 x

User avatar
Otherside
Posts: 2296
Joined: 21 Feb 2006, 14:09

Re: Rename this subforum?

Post by Otherside »

Considering there are more americans than english people it would be expected that modeling would give more hits than modelling on a search engine.

And most people online who speak English tend to learn american words.

Even ive started typing color instead of colour and center instead of centre out of bad habbit.
0 x

User avatar
rattle
Damned Developer
Posts: 8278
Joined: 01 Jun 2006, 13:15

Re: Rename this subforum?

Post by rattle »

I think "Art & Bullying" is the proper spelling
0 x

User avatar
overkill
Posts: 500
Joined: 02 Sep 2006, 01:15

Re: Rename this subforum?

Post by overkill »

I agree.
0 x

User avatar
AF
AI Developer
Posts: 20671
Joined: 14 Sep 2004, 11:32

Re: Rename this subforum?

Post by AF »

harsh
0 x

User avatar
AlcariTheMad
Posts: 28
Joined: 05 Feb 2007, 02:54

Re: Rename this subforum?

Post by AlcariTheMad »

Just rename it to "Art and Arguing" and be done with it.
0 x

User avatar
MidKnight
Posts: 2650
Joined: 10 Sep 2008, 03:11

Re: Rename this subforum?

Post by MidKnight »

Very true, unfortunately. :|
0 x

User avatar
chillaaa
Posts: 234
Joined: 16 Mar 2005, 00:12

Re: Rename this subforum?

Post by chillaaa »

AlcariTheMad wrote:Just rename it to "Art and Arguing" and be done with it.
Why use real words?

Artguing FTW
0 x

User avatar
1v0ry_k1ng
Posts: 4656
Joined: 10 Mar 2006, 10:24

Re: Rename this subforum?

Post by 1v0ry_k1ng »

lol 'US english'.

the key word there is 'English', because that is the origin and name of the language. The american 'version' just has distorted spelling and more Z's in place of S' because most colonists were illiterate peasants and kept writing their S' the wrong way round
0 x

User avatar
Neddie
Community Lead
Posts: 9406
Joined: 10 Apr 2006, 05:05

Re: Rename this subforum?

Post by Neddie »

Pretty much.
0 x

User avatar
MidKnight
Posts: 2650
Joined: 10 Sep 2008, 03:11

Re: Rename this subforum?

Post by MidKnight »

1v0ry_k1ng wrote:lol 'US english'.

the key word there is 'English', because that is the origin and name of the language. The american 'version' just has distorted spelling and more Z's in place of S' because most colonists were illiterate peasants and kept writing their S' the wrong way round
The language Americans write in is actually 'Standard Edited American English,' as it is a standard convention for a written language based off of English and used most commonly in the United States of America and the American continent. It is not 'US English.' Never mind all the effort 'literate and un-peasant-like' people like Noah Webster put into the American variant.

Also, your argument is much like saying we should go back to using Xerox Windows or Unix, as the evolved form of our operating systems were all created by 'illiterate' amateurs or fledgling companies.

Not that I have anything against using British English for our forum conventions, just gently suggesting that you do your research and prepare a stronger argument next time. :-)
0 x

User avatar
bobthedinosaur
Blood & Steel Developer
Posts: 2695
Joined: 25 Aug 2004, 13:31

Re: Rename this subforum?

Post by bobthedinosaur »

Just don't use emanuel english?
0 x

User avatar
SinbadEV
Posts: 6475
Joined: 02 May 2005, 03:56

Re: Rename this subforum?

Post by SinbadEV »

I was at church and talking with some people and somone said "Dude" and then some language nazi said "YOu know a dude is a blister on a horse" and I was all like "Yeah, languages evolve"........ ZinG!!!

oddly enough, in that company, I won the verbal exchange with my pathetic attempt at humor (though, having not been the one who originally said Dude I was at an advantage)...

I later asked if that means that calling something a "Dude Ranch" is a joke on their guests...

Anyway, yeah, I live in Canada, but grew up with computers and then the internet so I have adopted a few americanisms because, as you may have noticed... there may be a large number of english speaking countries on the planet who spell right but the ones from the US tend to talk the most and loudest.
0 x

User avatar
rattle
Damned Developer
Posts: 8278
Joined: 01 Jun 2006, 13:15

Re: Rename this subforum?

Post by rattle »

chillaaa wrote:
AlcariTheMad wrote:Just rename it to "Art and Arguing" and be done with it.
Why use real words?

Artguing FTW
Argh & Arghuing
0 x

Post Reply

Return to “Art & Modelling”

cron