[MUD-Dev] English grammar thoughts

Travis Casey efindel at earthlink.net
Wed Oct 24 13:05:32 New Zealand Daylight Time 2001


Tuesday, October 23, 2001, 5:22:52 PM, Marian Griffith wrote:
> On Tue 23 Oct, bruce at puremagic.com wrote:

>>  * How well do these systems deal with the poor grammar,
>>  spelling, etc that most people seem to have?

> With a dictionary of 60000 words that is a fairly extensive
> vocabulary.  I guess it would include common misspellings.

And, on the grammar end of things, if it's based on a descriptive
grammar, it'll consider the common things that a prescriptive
grammar would consider to be "errors" to simply be a part of the
language.  (E.g., 'could of' instead of 'could have'.)

> Besides, that actually could be a blessing in disguise, if you want
> to get rid of the 'dO0D's and the 'phat lewt' crowd ;) They would
> not be able to talk to the game anymore ...

Heh.  Sounds like a good idea to me.  :-)

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Travis Casey
efindel at earthlink.net

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