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    When you are reading a book, does your language alter and you find yourself using a similar speech to that in the book?
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    (Original post by wiwarin_mir)
    When you are reading a book, does your language alter and you find yourself using a similar speech to that in the book?
    what do you mean?

    like if its a book set in texas i get all texas-y ?

    no. not really
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    (Original post by kikzen)
    what do you mean?

    like if its a book set in texas i get all texas-y ?

    no. not really
    Not like that, I suppose I should have better explained myself. Since I am in the midst of reading the middle earth books I have adopted the language pattern used in it.
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    (Original post by wiwarin_mir)
    Not like that, I suppose I should have better explained myself. Since I am in the midst of reading the middle earth books I have adopted the language pattern used in it.
    Ive never had that but i do end up changing the way i speak slightly depending on the accent/dialect of whoever im talking to.
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    (Original post by an Siarach)
    Ive never had that but i do end up changing the way i speak slightly depending on the accent/dialect of whoever im talking to.
    I kind of do that, especially when I am in mackam land.
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    generally when i read it, its as if I am reading it outloud but in my head if that makes sense. i adopt the different tones for different people and the pauses in their speech etc. but i suppose its how I, personally, have interpreted the book and its characters to talk like. it must be different for each people's reading of a book...
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    I only started using the word 'dwelling' having read most of LotR i suppose. I'm glad i don't talk entirely like it though or i'd talk a day to say every sentence i ever make.
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    (Original post by tis_me_lord)
    I only started using the word 'dwelling' having read most of LotR i suppose. I'm glad i don't talk entirely like it though or i'd talk a day to say every sentence i ever make.
    I have just dubbed the subscribers as the subscriberhrim.
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    yeh i sometimes start reading in a different accent
    i depends what sort of book it is though
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    (Original post by Firdy)
    yeh i sometimes start reading in a different accent
    i depends what sort of book it is though
    I remember doing that when reading roll of thunger, hear my cry, It was quite comical hearing me trying to talk in a mississippi accent.
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    I have no idea what you're talking about.
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    (Original post by wiwarin_mir)
    When you are reading a book, does your language alter and you find yourself using a similar speech to that in the book?
    I think I know what you mean but no. I may have picked up a few words from the book itself and integrated it in my speech but that's as far as it goes.
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    (Original post by wiwarin_mir)
    When you are reading a book, does your language alter and you find yourself using a similar speech to that in the book?
    To a large extent, I have acquired my English through reading fairly complex and analytical history books, and I quite clearly feel that I have adopted the tone and style of these books. Unless I read something I find extremely intriguing and fascinating though, a single book does not tend to have a significantly large impact on my language.
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    (Original post by wiwarin_mir)
    When you are reading a book, does your language alter and you find yourself using a similar speech to that in the book?
    Yes...for example after I read pride and prejudice awhile back, I started speaking ridiculously maturely. I find my mind is like a sponge when it comes to acquiring different words/phrases from the books I read..It'll soak it all up whilst I'm reading, but eventually the sponge dries up and the beautiful new words are lost. The solution: to never stop reading hehe.
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    (Original post by wiwarin_mir)
    When you are reading a book, does your language alter and you find yourself using a similar speech to that in the book?
    No. Silly.
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    (Original post by wiwarin_mir)
    When you are reading a book, does your language alter and you find yourself using a similar speech to that in the book?
    I suppose. All the Indian literature I read does seem to have integrated some hindi words into my vocabulary. Also, sometimes, just for fun, I speak in iambic pentameter, but no-one seems to notice.
 
 
 
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