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I am a new one here too.

And my time is different from yours.So every time I come back here ,you are always on bed.

But I saw someone not,Alin Sinpalean,Paul Sturrock.....
[ November 11, 2005: Message edited by: Zhang Alan ]
 
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Welcome!

Members here are probably distributed among all time zones. So you can get reply any time.
 
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Oooooh. And where is the server computer? US?
 
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I am not sure. Maybe in US.

In this topic, you will see that members come from everywhere.
 
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Why do some folks put a comma after Hi - as in Hi, everyone. We should strive to eliminate such a hiatus, and let it flow freely, as in Hi everyone!

If however, 'Hi' is being said in a respectful tone, the comma makes more sense. I can almost imagine a slight bow to accompany the Hi. Or palms-joined-in-front-of-chest, as in Namaskar, everyone.

PS. As an aside, is there a better way in English to describe the "palms-joined-in-front-of-chest" gesture?
 
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Would you also propose to eliminate the commas surrounding the word "however", as in your "If however"?
 
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Originally posted by Zhang Alan:
Oooooh. And where is the server computer? US?



Colorado U.S. I think.
 
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PS. As an aside, is there a better way in English to describe the "palms-joined-in-front-of-chest" gesture?

When I took yoga classes we called that "Namaste".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namaste
 
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Hi Zhang,

Welcome to JavaRanch!
 
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Thanks for replies.

And,I'm sorry for that my English is not very well. I don't know the difference between "Hi,everyone" and "Hi everyone".

But,I think,we said something or write something,just for being understood,no any other purpose.

And a question to you(wish to be friends of mine),where are you?

I am in the east of the world. The age-old east.
 
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PS. As an aside, is there a better way in English to describe the "palms-joined-in-front-of-chest" gesture?



Actually, I think you did a pretty good job of explaining it. I knew instantly what you were talking about. Now, if you had called it a "Namaste", I would have had to do googling to figure it out...
 
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>Would you also propose to eliminate the commas surrounding the word "however", as in your "If however"?
No, since I do intend to pause after 'however'. The pause can sound more dramatic if you can imagine this being spoken with a French accent - it builds a strong curiosity to know what follows

>And,I'm sorry for that my English is not very well.
Zhang - no problems at all. Welcome to the Ranch, and have a good time here.
 
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Originally posted by Nanhesru Ningyake:
imagine this being spoken with a French accent - it builds a strong curiosity to know


When reading posts on Javaranch, does anyone else give the reading-voice in their head an accent to match how you think the poster would talk? For example, if you knew poster X was German, would you read their post with a German accent in your head, or do you just read them all with your own accent?

If you do apply accents to different posters, who has the strangest accent?
 
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Hello mate ,I sware that I said hello before, someone must of deleted it.
 
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Hi there! Phoenix, Arizona in the USA.

Originally posted by Dave Lenton:

When reading posts on Javaranch, does anyone else give the reading-voice in their head an accent to match how you think the poster would talk? For example, if you knew poster X was German, would you read their post with a German accent in your head, or do you just read them all with your own accent?

If you do apply accents to different posters, who has the strangest accent?



Hmmm my inner voice has no accent either way. I wonder if I bore myself sometimes?
 
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Originally posted by Dave Lenton:

When reading posts on Javaranch, does anyone else give the reading-voice in their head an accent to match how you think the poster would talk? For example, if you knew poster X was German, would you read their post with a German accent in your head, or do you just read them all with your own accent?

If you do apply accents to different posters, who has the strangest accent?



LOL, that's a funny thought. But well, it doesn't happen on Javaranch, but if I am reading a mail from a friend I know well, sometimes hisher accent runs through in the mind.

But guess that happens to everyone??
 
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Originally posted by Gerald Davis:
Hello mate ,I sware that I said hello before, someone must of deleted it.



Hmm Australian
 
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Originally posted by Stephen Boston:
Hmmm my inner voice has no accent either way


Maybe not to you, but if people from other places could hear it.....


Eurgh. Imagine if we all had speakers on the top of our heads which played out what the inner voice was saying!
 
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If that was so, I'd be in a lot of trouble.

If mine has an accent it would be an Oklahoma Twang. (which I have removed from my speaking voice. It does come back when I'm visiting Oklahoma though *sigh*)
 
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Originally posted by Stephen Boston:
If mine has an accent it would be an Oklahoma Twang. (which I have removed from my speaking voice. It does come back when I'm visiting Oklahoma though *sigh*)



My accent has gone the other way, from good to bad. <posh_voice>As one was born and raised in the Home Countries, one had a reasonably refined accent</posh_voice>, albeit with a slight Berkshire-farmer twinge. I suspect that living in London has changed that though. The other day I caught myself pronouncing "Greenwich" as "Grinnidge" instead of "Grennich" and realised that I'm acquiring a Saaaarf-East Land'n accent
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When I'm visiting Okla I know I've been there too long when I find myself saying ya'll.

Example.
How ya'll doing?

Instead of
How are you?

 
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Originally posted by Stephen Boston:
How ya'll doing?


While it seems that a great number of American words are spelled strangely and pronounced in really odd ways, its kind of forgivable. After all, the English language is a steadily evolving beast and wouldn't be the wonderful thing it is without evolution. I can even see that it would be unfair to criticise people for saying "trash" or "garbage" instead of "rubbish". I can just about avoid raising an eyebrow at "herb" being pronounced without the "h", and by gritting my teeth I can resist screaming at the word "soccer".... I can see that this is just an irrational dislike of a different part of the language. But the one thing that cannot be forgiven is the word "Y'all". Forget the Atomic Bomb, CFCs, McDonalds and all that malarkey, the word "Y'all" is the single worst American invention of all time

But then the English aren't exactly innocent of crimes against language either, there's no excuse for words like "chuck", "poppet" and "orright".
 
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Originally posted by Dave Lenton:


But then the English aren't exactly innocent of crimes against language either, there's no excuse for words like "chuck", "poppet" and "orright".



The English? You mean the Englanders? :roll:
 
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