The Official Star Trek Movie Forum

The Official Star Trek Movie Forum > Star Trek > Off Topic Discussions > where ya from?
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 05-20-2008, 01:03 PM
Jed Starkiller's Avatar
Jed Starkiller Jed Starkiller is offline
Admiral
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Missouri
Posts: 4,515
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gunny1 View Post
In Northern Canada, born and raised,
Shoveling snowfall is how I spent most of my days.
Freezing my butt off in all of that cold,
This Canadian stuff is gettin' real old...!

(*Grin*)
Fresh Prince of Iceville?
__________________
"VOTE ZARDOZ/MENHEIM IN 2012"
Vice Floating God Head
Patron of Eliza's Avatar Lab
Founding member of The League of Extraordinary Oddballs
A new tech support site http://www.community.jvgeek.com
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 05-20-2008, 05:21 PM
vuedoc's Avatar
vuedoc vuedoc is offline
Captain
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: New York City
Posts: 1,931
Default

New York City born, bred, and still living (East Side of Manhattan to be precise).
__________________
"Stop it? I'm counting on it."
"But not because you threaten me. I'll pay you because... it's my pleasure."
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 05-20-2008, 05:59 PM
trekie's Avatar
trekie trekie is offline
Commander
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Califirnia, USA
Posts: 1,230
Default

I am from Los Angeles California, but curently living in the Inland Empire ( second hell on eirth after Chino) It is so hot out here
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 05-20-2008, 08:44 PM
trekkiemom's Avatar
trekkiemom trekkiemom is offline
Ensign
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: 41° 13' 18″N, 122° 16' 23" W
Posts: 80
Default

Urgh...Trekie I feel your pain. I know first hand how hot the I.E. gets! Summer in Riverside starts in March and runs till Thanksgiving! One of the only places I know where you can trick-or-treat in a bikini...and not need an overcoat! Go to the Tyler Mall & stroll in the AC with your baby. Stay cool.
__________________
My mom's a bigger Trekkie than your mom!
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 05-20-2008, 08:53 PM
Gunny1's Avatar
Gunny1 Gunny1 is offline
Lieutenant Commander
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 831
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by trekie View Post
I am from Los Angeles California, but curently living in the Inland Empire ( second hell on eirth after Chino) It is so hot out here
Forgive me for asking, (and, please believe, I am not trying to be insulting...), but is English your 'second language'? (i.e.; were you raised in a household/locale where another language, other than English, was predominant?)

The reason I ask is, as a writer, I am somewhat more sensitive to the general literacy of people I talk to / interact with; your own particular grammatical and spelling 'fingerprint' is similar to (but not quite exactly the same as) many French-Canadians I converse with online...
__________________
XI COUNTDOWN CLOCK:


Last edited by Gunny1 : 05-20-2008 at 10:55 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 05-20-2008, 10:47 PM
KathrynJaneway's Avatar
KathrynJaneway KathrynJaneway is offline
Lieutenant
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Somewhere East of the Great Salt Lake.
Posts: 461
Default

I grew up in Los Angles, and now live in Northern Utah. We moved here when I was in high school.

I will always root for USC. Fight ON!
__________________
Think Good thoughts. Thanks to Elizadolots for the avatar.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 05-20-2008, 11:10 PM
trekie's Avatar
trekie trekie is offline
Commander
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Califirnia, USA
Posts: 1,230
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gunny1 View Post
Forgive me for asking, (and, please believe, I am not trying to be insulting...), but is English your 'second language'? (i.e.; were you raised in a household/locale where another language, other than English, was predominant?)

The reason I ask is, as a writer, I am somewhat more sensitive to the general literacy of people I talk to / interact with; your own particular grammatical and spelling 'fingerprint' is similar to (but not quite exactly the same as) many French-Canadians I converse with online...
English is my first language, (but at home my parents spoke only spanish) I happen to be a bad typist and My spelling does suck, I will try to proof read it for you, ok
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 05-20-2008, 11:26 PM
Gunny1's Avatar
Gunny1 Gunny1 is offline
Lieutenant Commander
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 831
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by trekie View Post
English is my first language, (but at home my parents spoke only spanish) I happen to be a bad typist and My spelling does suck, I will try to proof read it for you, ok
Oh, not complaining! I was merely asking out of a professional interest, that is all...
__________________
XI COUNTDOWN CLOCK:

Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 05-20-2008, 11:31 PM
trekie's Avatar
trekie trekie is offline
Commander
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Califirnia, USA
Posts: 1,230
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gunny1 View Post
Oh, not complaining! I was merely asking out of a professional interest, that is all...
Why as a professional intrest?
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 05-21-2008, 12:05 AM
Gunny1's Avatar
Gunny1 Gunny1 is offline
Lieutenant Commander
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 831
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by trekie View Post
Why as a professional intrest?
I make my living as a multi-discipline freelancer; one of these disciplines is writing. As a writer, I take a great interest in how people speak; related, but not necessarily directly connected, how they tend to write, as well.

Just as an example, said example chosen because of your background, (as so far as you have told me...)

The originating 'S' sound simply does not occur in Spanish-speaking cultures. While fairly common under English-language grammatical rules, it JUST DOES NOT occur in (what we, in English, call) 'Spanish'.

(This is a digression, but a related one: English is TERRIBLE for 'renaming' even the defining words for things. English says 'Germany' for 'Deutschland', 'Spain' for 'España', etc.)

Hence, even the most proficient English-speaking people of Hispanic backgrounds tend to 'hiss' initial 'S' sounds. (i.e.; 'Yes, I speak fluent eSpanish...' Though it might be muted, the softened 'S' is used rather than the Anglo hard 'S'...)

(Again, related - in 'German' - 'Deutsch' - the 'Double-U' sound does not occur. Though that letter appears, it is pronounced as English pronounces the letter 'v'. 'Wienerschnitzel' is pronounced "Vyner'zhnit'l".)

Both Spanish and French are 'Romance Languages' - a shared common origin in Latin. As I mentioned, I know many French-Canadians whose speech-rhythm is similar to yours; THAT is why I asked...
__________________
XI COUNTDOWN CLOCK:

Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 07:38 AM.


Forum theme courtesy of Mark Lambert
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2009 by Paramount Pictures. STAR TREK and all related
marks and logos are trademarks of CBS Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved.