History PlayingWith / TranslationConvention

16th Nov '15 11:10:20 PM H2SO4
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* '''Subverted''': The setting implies that the characters would be speaking a different language, only for one of the characters who the audience would expect to speak their language to comment on how well the others speak his language...

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* '''Subverted''': '''Subverted''':
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The setting implies that the characters would be speaking a different language, only for one of the characters who the audience would expect to speak their language to comment on how well the others speak his language...language...
** The characters ''actually'' speak English alongside the language of their setting.
6th Jul '15 5:17:14 AM VPhantom
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* '''Inverted''':
** ''Tropers'', an American movie set in France, has Bob the Tourists English lines rendered in gibberish so the audience won't understand them.

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* '''Inverted''':
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'''Inverted''': ''Tropers'', an American movie set in France, has Bob the Tourists English lines rendered in gibberish so the audience won't understand them.
5th Jul '15 11:28:43 PM Robrecht
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* '''Exaggerated''': Everyone speaks English, there are no other languages.
* '''Downplayed''': ???
* '''Justified''': All of the characters are either English monolinguals or multi-linguals with English as one of their languages, which is used for convenience.

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* '''Exaggerated''': Everyone speaks English, there Even terms that the audience would understand and given names are no other languages.
translated into the audience's language.
* '''Downplayed''': ???
Only languages that the viewpoint character speaks are translated and terms that the audience would understand are left untranslated.
* '''Justified''': All of the characters are The setting uses either English monolinguals a magical or multi-linguals with English as one of their languages, which is used for convenience.technological translation device that renders everything spoken into a language that the viewpoint character (and the audience) understands.



** ''Troping for Tropes'' is an American movie set in the United States, but everyone speaks French.



* '''Subverted''': Claudette (the first French character to appear in ''Tropers'') speaks French and only French...
* '''Double Subverted''': ...but she was employing ObfuscatingStupidity, and speaks English perfectly well.
* '''Parodied''':
** In an American movie, the French government announces that ''[[JustAStupidAccent English with a French accent]]'' will be the new official language in France.
** An American movie set in France depicts a number of German tourists speaking Russian with a Swedish accent.
* '''Zig Zagged''': The French characters' lines alternate between plain English, French-accented English, French with English subtitles, French without English subtitles, French with non-English subtitles, random other languages with varying types of subtitles, and random gibberish with varying types of subtitles, [[MindScrew sometimes within the same conversation]].

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* '''Subverted''': Claudette (the first French character to appear in ''Tropers'') speaks French and The setting implies that the characters would be speaking a different language, only French...
for one of the characters who the audience would expect to speak their language to comment on how well the others speak his language...
* '''Double Subverted''': ...but she was employing ObfuscatingStupidity, and speaks English perfectly well.
* '''Parodied''':
** In an American movie,
it turns out he's not speaking the French government announces that ''[[JustAStupidAccent English with a French accent]]'' will be the new official language in France.
** An American movie set in France depicts a number of German tourists
the audience does either.
* '''Parodied''': The actors speak the audience's language... But the characters speak just as hilariously poorly as they speak the language they're actually
speaking Russian with a Swedish accent.
in the story. (For example: [[AlloAllo Officer Crabtree]])
* '''Zig Zagged''': The French characters' lines alternate between plain English, French-accented English, French with English subtitles, French without English subtitles, French with non-English subtitles, random other languages with varying types of subtitles, subtitles and random gibberish with varying types of subtitles, [[MindScrew sometimes within the same conversation]].back to plain English.



* '''Invoked''': Alice is filming a documentary about life in France, and tells everyone to speak English to allow the English audience to understand.
* '''Exploited''': Alice is moving to France and doesn't bother learning the language, because she knows everyone will speak English.
* '''Defied''': "Stop speaking English! We are in France, we all know French, lets speak French, for heavens sake!"

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* %%* '''Invoked''': Alice is filming a documentary about life in France, and tells everyone to speak English to allow the English audience to understand.
* %%* '''Exploited''': Alice is moving to France and doesn't bother learning the language, because she knows everyone will speak English.
* %%* '''Defied''': "Stop speaking English! We are in France, we all know French, lets speak French, for heavens sake!"



* '''Deconstructed''': English is the international language. All other languages are dead, and with them many cultures.
* '''Reconstructed''': English is the official language. The other language(s) are used like Latin is in RealLife.
* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': To make communication between nations easier, France has made English a second official language. Everyone starts speaking English.
* '''Played For Laughs''': Alice decides to travel to France to improve her French. She is furious when everyone keeps speaking English.
* '''Played For Drama''': French is becoming a dead language, so people have turned to speaking English. Alice tries to make people realise the importance of their cultural heritage.

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* %%* '''Deconstructed''': English is the international language. All other languages are dead, and with them many cultures.
* %%* '''Reconstructed''': English is the official language. The other language(s) are used like Latin is in RealLife.
* %%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': To make communication between nations easier, France has made English a second official language. Everyone starts speaking English.
* %%* '''Played For Laughs''': Alice decides to travel to France to improve her French. She is furious when everyone keeps speaking English.
* %%* '''Played For Drama''': French is becoming a dead language, so people have turned to speaking English. Alice tries to make people realise the importance of their cultural heritage.
27th Dec '13 7:24:37 AM randomtroper89
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* '''Inverted''': ''Troping for Tropes'' is an American movie set in the United States, but everyone speaks French.

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* '''Inverted''': '''Inverted''':
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''Troping for Tropes'' is an American movie set in the United States, but everyone speaks French.French.
** ''Tropers'', an American movie set in France, has Bob the Tourists English lines rendered in gibberish so the audience won't understand them.
4th Feb '13 8:52:56 AM VPhantom
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* '''Downplayed''': ???



* '''Parodied''': In an American movie, the French government announces that ''[[JustAStupidAccent English with a French accent]]'' will be the new official language in France.

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* '''Parodied''': '''Parodied''':
**
In an American movie, the French government announces that ''[[JustAStupidAccent English with a French accent]]'' will be the new official language in France.



* '''Deconstructed''': English is the international language. All other languages are dead, and with them many cultures.
* '''Reconstructed''': English is the official language. The other language(s) are used like Latin is in RealLife.



* '''Enforced''': The movie is released in America and needs to bring a large audience in order for the director to keep working. Therefore, everyone speaks English, despite being set in France.

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* '''Enforced''': '''Enforced''':
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The movie is released in America and needs to bring a large audience in order for the director to keep working. Therefore, everyone speaks English, despite being set in France.



* '''Deconstructed''': English is the international language. All other languages are dead, and with them many cultures.
* '''Reconstructed''': English is the official language. The other language(s) are used like Latin is in RealLife.
* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': To make communication between nations easier, France has made English a second official language. Everyone starts speaking English.



* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': To make communication between nations easier, France has made English a second official language. Everyone starts speaking English.



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%%* '''Implied''': ???
7th May '11 2:31:24 PM SilverHeartStar
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* '''Reconstructed''': English is the official language. The other language(s) are used like Latin is in the Real RealLife.

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* '''Reconstructed''': English is the official language. The other language(s) are used like Latin is in the Real RealLife.
14th Apr '11 2:48:50 PM justbugsme
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* '''Justified''': The director wanted to make the film easier for an American audience to understand.
** The director couldn't find enough (or good enough) French-speaking actors.
** All of the characters are either English monolinguals or multi-linguals with English as one of their languages, which is used for convenience.

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* '''Justified''': The director wanted to make the film easier for an American audience to understand.
** The director couldn't find enough (or good enough) French-speaking actors.
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All of the characters are either English monolinguals or multi-linguals with English as one of their languages, which is used for convenience.


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** The director couldn't find enough (or good enough) French-speaking actors.
6th Apr '11 7:03:53 AM PRH
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'''Basic Trope''': A show's setting implies that a certain language is being spoken, but the characters speak a different for the convenience of the audience.

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'''Basic Trope''': A show's setting implies that a certain language is being spoken, but the characters speak a different one for the convenience of the audience.



* '''Exaggerated''': Everyone speaks English, there is no other languages.

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* '''Exaggerated''': Everyone speaks English, there is are no other languages.



* '''Parodied''': In an American movie, the French government announces that ''English with a French accent'' will be the new official language in France.

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* '''Parodied''': In an American movie, the French government announces that ''English ''[[JustAStupidAccent English with a French accent'' accent]]'' will be the new official language in France.



* '''Reconstructed''': English is the official language. The other language(s) are use like Latin is in the Real RealLife.
* '''Zig Zagged''': The French characters' lines alternate between plain English, French-accented English, French with English subtitles, French without English subtitles, French with non-English subtitles, random other languages with varying types of subtitles, and random gibberish with varying types of subtitles, sometimes within the same conversation.

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* '''Reconstructed''': English is the official language. The other language(s) are use used like Latin is in the Real RealLife.
* '''Zig Zagged''': The French characters' lines alternate between plain English, French-accented English, French with English subtitles, French without English subtitles, French with non-English subtitles, random other languages with varying types of subtitles, and random gibberish with varying types of subtitles, [[MindScrew sometimes within the same conversation.conversation]].
28th Mar '11 11:33:03 AM Tbt
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28th Mar '11 11:32:36 AM Tbt
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* '''Double Subverted''': ...but she was employing [[obfuscating stupidity]], and speaks English perfectly well.
* '''Parodied''': ???
* '''Deconstructed''': ???
* '''Reconstructed''': ???

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* '''Double Subverted''': ...but she was employing [[obfuscating stupidity]], ObfuscatingStupidity, and speaks English perfectly well.
* '''Parodied''': ???
In an American movie, the French government announces that ''English with a French accent'' will be the new official language in France.
** An American movie set in France depicts a number of German tourists speaking Russian with a Swedish accent.
* '''Deconstructed''': ???
English is the international language. All other languages are dead, and with them many cultures.
* '''Reconstructed''': ???English is the official language. The other language(s) are use like Latin is in the Real RealLife.



* '''Averted''': ???
* '''Enforced''': ???
* '''Lampshaded''': ???
* '''Invoked''': ???
* '''Exploited''': ???
* '''Defied''': ???
* '''Discussed''': ???
* '''Conversed''': ???

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* '''Averted''': ???
''Tropers'' is an American movie set in France, and all of the main characters (or at least all the locals) speak French.
* '''Enforced''': ???
The movie is released in America and needs to bring a large audience in order for the director to keep working. Therefore, everyone speaks English, despite being set in France.
* '''Lampshaded''': ???
Alice complains about everyone speaking English in France.
* '''Invoked''': ???
Alice is filming a documentary about life in France, and tells everyone to speak English to allow the English audience to understand.
* '''Exploited''': ???
Alice is moving to France and doesn't bother learning the language, because she knows everyone will speak English.
* '''Defied''': ???
"Stop speaking English! We are in France, we all know French, lets speak French, for heavens sake!"
* '''Discussed''': ???
Alice, an American, arrives in France. When she doesn't understand anything, Bob explains that in RealLife, the French speak French.
* '''Conversed''': ???"Why do characters in French movies always speak English with a French accent?"
* '''Played For Laughs''': Alice decides to travel to France to improve her French. She is furious when everyone keeps speaking English.
* '''Played For Drama''': French is becoming a dead language, so people have turned to speaking English. Alice tries to make people realise the importance of their cultural heritage.
* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': To make communication between nations easier, France has made English a second official language. Everyone starts speaking English.



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