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    ^^

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Rika, Mar 5, 2012.

    Hi!
    I quess this goes to the right place here...
    I'm a freetime writer from Finland (in Northern Europe ^^ if someone doesn't know yet) though it might be interesting to publish a book someday... Plots that I start to write usually end up unfinished (currently about 4 waiting for me to continue :/). And I write (and read) mostly fantasy but there is one zombie apocalypse under work so scifi goes too.

    And this is what I call 'töks-töks-teksti' (töks-töks-text / abrupt (?)) ^^

    PS. Im interested in languages and just found beetroot juice from my cucumber slice.

    PPS. Correct me if I wrote something wrong c:) Ready to learn!

    PPPS. Over exited?

    -Rika
     
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    Foorumin tervetulleeksi. Maybe being here will encourage you to finish a couple of you writing project. Hope you enjoy your time her.
     
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    Welcome to the forums, Rika!
     
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    Welcome, Rika! :)

    Just remember that you have to give at least two critiques before you post your own work.
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Rika!

    I hope you find what you're looking for here, whatever your interests in writing.

    This forum aims to provide the best workshopping resources on the internet, and to that end we have a few rules which you should familiarise yourself with before you get stuck in. The main section of the site is the Writing Workshop, where members can post their writing in order to receive critique of their work.

    However, before we allow members to post their work, they must have met some basic requirments. Firstly, you must have been a member for fourteen days, and have made twenty posts on the forum overall (please note, posts in Word Games do not count towards this). This is so that members, when they post their work, have familiarised themselves with the forums and contributed to them (as well as hopefully learned something for themselves). Secondly, members must provide two constructive reviews of other people's work for each piece of their own that they wish to post. This is because we believe that the focus of workshopping should be equally upon giving reviews as receiving them, as they allow a writer to practice and improve their editing skills, which they can then apply to their own writing.

    Beyond the Writing Workshop, you will find that we have extensive forums for discussion of aspects of writing, as well as a community area for general discussion. We also run periodic short story and poetry contests, which are good for challenging yourself and expanding your skills.

    If you have any questions or problems, then the moderators (myself and Cogito) should be your first port of call. Any technical problems with the site itself should be directed to Daniel, the site administrator and owner. I would recommend you have a look over the rules so that you know what to expect, and what is expected. But aside from that, I hope you enjoy your time here.


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    Thank you for the welcomings! I do believe I can find help here :) And may I ask if you, superpsycho, used Google's Translator? It's a funny translation ^^ Smoother version would be "Tervetuloa foorumiin" I think. Thank you!
     
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    No I use imtranslator.net. It will translate back to the original so you can see if something doesn't translate well. I believe I left out the "the" when I entered the phrase.
     
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    Uuuu... Interesting. :)
     
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    If I recall, Scandinavian languages are subject,verb,object structured. Latin based languages (subject,object,verb) don't handle "the" well so I often don't include it when translating. I guess I dropped it out of habit.
     
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    If I understood right then yes. I don't know about Norwegian, Danish or Icelandic, but in Finnish we don't have a specific 'the'. We use 'se' what could be translated 'it/that'. Not like English or Swedish which have their definite articles.

    'The book' - '( Se ) kirja' - 'Boken'

    ...For example. If it's interesting.
    (There is always a danger that I may be wrong in some point :))
     
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    LOL The odds are neither one of us has a clue what in hell we're talking about but that shouldn't stop us from trying. Or at least it never stop me. Of course I can be a bit stubborn at times and often just dense.
     

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