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 Post subject: Re: Card Pet Names
AgePosted: 2013-Oct-24 5:39 am 
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Speaking of the Hammerman...
In German, Koth is a very poor name for a person. "Kot" (pronouced the same way) is one of the many words for... excrement.

So usually, when your opponent casts him, you're expected to say his name - and mean it.

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 Post subject: Re: Card Pet Names
AgePosted: 2013-Oct-24 5:45 pm 
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I have an italian (I think...) one that goes by "Ritardo". Sounds a little cooler.

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 Post subject: Re: Card Pet Names
AgePosted: 2013-Oct-29 8:57 am 

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Polukranos is Polly Krack-Nose


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 Post subject: Re: Card Pet Names
AgePosted: 2013-Oct-29 9:35 am 
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Polukranos is Polly Krack-Nose

For us he's Polly-Wanna-Kranos, Parrot Hydra. Legendary variant of Carnivorous Death-Parrot.

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 Post subject: Re: Card Pet Names
AgePosted: 2013-Nov-01 9:40 pm 
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If we're talking about great foreign names...

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Bonus info: Whereas English has two genders (a/an), German has three - male, feminine, and neutral - causing them to refer to inanimate objects as "he" or "she". "Bombe" is feminine, meaning that Bronzene Sexbombe literally reads "When a player other than Bronze Bombshell's owner controls her, that player sacrifices her."

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 Post subject: Re: Card Pet Names
AgePosted: 2013-Nov-02 5:31 pm 

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Malekoda wrote:
Bonus info: Whereas English has two genders (a/an), German has three - male, feminine, and neutral - causing them to refer to inanimate objects as "he" or "she".

I don't think you put this sentence together the way you meant to at all. Either that or you meant something that makes absolutely no sense.

"A/An" is not a gender thing at all. It only has to do with the first sound of the word following the article.

English has neuter. And German also has neuter, meaning that they could refer to Bombshell as an "it" if they wanted to. So I guess you are just saying they didn't want to do that?

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 Post subject: Re: Card Pet Names
AgePosted: 2013-Nov-02 8:41 pm 
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crokaycete wrote:
Malekoda wrote:
Bonus info: Whereas English has two genders (a/an), German has three - male, feminine, and neutral - causing them to refer to inanimate objects as "he" or "she".

I don't think you put this sentence together the way you meant to at all. Either that or you meant something that makes absolutely no sense.

"A/An" is not a gender thing at all. It only has to do with the first sound of the word following the article.

English has neuter. And German also has neuter, meaning that they could refer to Bombshell as an "it" if they wanted to. So I guess you are just saying they didn't want to do that?


Maybe I can clarify:
All nouns have a (grammatical) gender dictating the correct pronoun. Logically one would think, inanimate things should be neutral, which the English language does follow, afaik.
In German however, this is not always the case.
A desk is "DER Schreibtisch", masculine (male)
A bottle is "DIE Flasche", feminine (female)
A window is "DAS Fenster", neutral

Weirdest example I can think of:
A girl is "DAS Mädchen" - also neutral

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 Post subject: Re: Card Pet Names
AgePosted: 2013-Nov-02 10:15 pm 
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crokaycete wrote:
English has neuter. And German also has neuter, meaning that they could refer to Bombshell as an "it" if they wanted to. So I guess you are just saying they didn't want to do that?

Umm no, Germans can't just choose to say "das Bombe", any more than Americans can choose to say "an bomb". "Bombe" is a feminine word, which makes "Bronzene Sexbombe" all the more fitting.

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 Post subject: Re: Card Pet Names
AgePosted: 2013-Nov-03 1:30 am 

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Ok. It wasn't clear that's what you were getting at in that first post. I follow now.

In English, the only place the gender of a noun is reflected is in the pronoun used. We also often use gendered descriptions of genderless objects when we think of them as having human attributes or personality. For example, a car or the ocean is often "she" or a large tree or mountain might be "he." This is all informal though, and "she" is much more than common than "he" for inanimate objects.

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 Post subject: Re: Card Pet Names
AgePosted: 2013-Nov-03 11:58 pm 
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crokaycete wrote:
"she" is much more than common than "he" for inanimate objects.

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What is your rifle's name, maggot?

Sir, the private's rilfe's name is Charlene, sir!

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 Post subject: Re: Card Pet Names
AgePosted: 2013-Nov-04 10:27 am 

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Oh, another one came up tonight that isn't a card pet name, but it seems appropriate. We typically refer to the command zone as the "general vicinity."

I almost died, good thing there was someone nearby to help me breathe. And I might be fired so...

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AgePosted: 2014-Jul-15 2:04 am 
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I will always refer to Phytotitan as Sharon Stone now. Phytotitan really needs to get that fungus checked out.

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Oh my. Once you see it, you cannot unsee.

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AgePosted: 2014-Jul-15 7:59 am 
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I will always refer to Phytotitan as Sharon Stone now. Phytotitan really needs to get that fungus checked out.

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AgePosted: 2014-Jul-15 3:50 pm 
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Superstrength79 wrote:
I will always refer to Phytotitan as Sharon Stone now. Phytotitan really needs to get that fungus checked out.

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