1. PrincessSofia

    PrincessSofia Active Member

    Jul 17, 2015
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    use of oral speech and regional dialects

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by PrincessSofia, Oct 26, 2015.

    In novels what do you think of the use of words that belong to the "oral speech" or some "regional dialect" ? For example in the sookie stakhouse series, Charlaine Harris sets her story in northern louisiana and sometimes uses in dialogues words such as "Liked'em " "You sure ?" or even when it's the MC narrating something, some things are not " standard English" such as "real good" instead of "really good". I like it because it sounds more "real" but at the same time I feel like it can be offensive . And also when the story is set in a non English speaking country, would it feel fake to use "oral speech" style of writing for the dialogues ? (my current project is set in France, but I write in English)

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