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20th Jan '17 10:46:38 AM Morgenthaler
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** For what it's worth, none of the others in the sect use the same syntax, nor does Jaqen once he assumes another disguise.
*** According to ''TheWorldOfIceAndFire'', this is actually a cultural speech pattern typical to the Free City of Lorath, where Jaqen claims to hail from.

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** For what it's worth, none of the others in the sect use the same syntax, nor does Jaqen once he assumes another disguise. \n*** According to ''TheWorldOfIceAndFire'', ''Literature/TheWorldOfIceAndFire'', this is actually a cultural speech pattern typical to the Free City of Lorath, where Jaqen claims to hail from.
20th Jan '17 10:43:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' (1985) episode "Wordplay" is based on this trope. A man has an unusual experience: The people around him are suddenly using words incorrectly, ''e.g.'', saying "dinosaur" when they mean "lunch". More and more words get replaced, until other people's speech becomes complete gibberish to him. He ends up having to re-learn the meaning of words out of a children's book.

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* ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' (1985) ''Series/TheTwilightZone1985'' episode "Wordplay" is based on this trope. A man has an unusual experience: The people around him are suddenly using words incorrectly, ''e.g.'', saying "dinosaur" when they mean "lunch". More and more words get replaced, until other people's speech becomes complete gibberish to him. He ends up having to re-learn the meaning of words out of a children's book.
20th Jan '17 10:43:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Literature/MemorySorrowAndThorn'', Binabik is using progressive aspect even when he is meaning to express habitual or stative verbs.
20th Jan '17 10:43:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''MemorySorrowAndThorn'', Binabik is using progressive aspect even when he is meaning to express habitual or stative verbs.

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* In ''MemorySorrowAndThorn'', ''Literature/MemorySorrowAndThorn'', Binabik is using progressive aspect even when he is meaning to express habitual or stative verbs.



* In ''TheWheelOfTime'', everyone raised in Illian uses "do be" instead of conjugating "is."

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* In ''TheWheelOfTime'', ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'', everyone raised in Illian uses "do be" instead of conjugating "is."
17th Jan '17 5:29:33 PM sinndogg
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* Unusual syntax is often seen in certain schizophrenia spectrum disorders (such as schizophrenia and schizotypal personality disorder), as well as in autism spectrum disorders.

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* Unusual Atypical use of syntax is often seen in (that isn't better explained by cultural norms, lack of fluency, etc.) can be a symptom of certain schizophrenia spectrum disorders (such disorders, such as schizophrenia and schizotypal personality disorder), as well as in autism spectrum disorders.disorder.
17th Jan '17 5:25:56 PM sinndogg
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* Unusual syntax is often seen in certain schizophrenia spectrum disorders (such as schizophrenia and schizotypal personality disorder), as well as in autism spectrum disorders.
7th Jan '17 10:27:42 AM JustTroper
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Compare, contrast against alternatives {{Conlang}} (covering artificial argots overall) or singsong StarfishLanguage; look also at vanilla VerbalTic trope. Intermittently, [[GratuitousIambicPentameter Iambic Pentameter]] presents itself in many media as a common case.

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Compare, contrast against alternatives {{Conlang}} (covering artificial argots overall) or singsong StarfishLanguage; look also at vanilla VerbalTic trope. Intermittently, [[GratuitousIambicPentameter Iambic Pentameter]] presents itself in many media as a common case.
case. May overlap with YouNoTakeCandle.
31st Dec '16 9:27:15 AM yisfidri
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* Tad Williams' ''Literature/MemorySorrowAndThorn'' gives us Binabik, whose slightly unusual speech is partly defined by an excessive use of the present participle to the exclusion of the present tense. For example, he would say "is being" instead of simply "is".
27th Dec '16 1:07:27 PM Shishkahuben
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* [[AvertedTrope Averted]] in Turkish language where main word order is SUBJECT-OBJECT-VERB but other five word orders are possible as well. [[note]]Word order can be altered to emphasize a particular element (the word which is closest to the verb being the most emphasized). And placing verb anywhere other than the end of the sentence makes it more poetic.[[/note]]

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%% * [[AvertedTrope Averted]] in Turkish language where main word order is SUBJECT-OBJECT-VERB but other five word orders are possible as well. [[note]]Word order can be altered to emphasize a particular element (the word which is closest to the verb being the most emphasized). And placing verb anywhere other than the end of the sentence makes it more poetic.[[/note]]
12th Dec '16 8:11:43 PM hppavilion1
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* Russian people who are new to speaking English can be this. Russian places far less emphasis on the ordering of words in a sentence[[note]]They are typically ordered SUBJECT-VERB-OBJECT, but one can put them in any order and it would make sense[[/note]], making it easy for a Russian person to start speaking like Yoda.

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* Russian people who are new to speaking English can be this. Russian places far less emphasis on the ordering of words in a sentence[[note]]They are typically ordered SUBJECT-VERB-OBJECT, SUBJECT-VERB-OBJECT (the same as in standard English), but one can put them in any order and it would make sense[[/note]], making it easy for a Russian person to start speaking like Yoda.
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