History PlayingWith / TranslationConvention

29th Jun '17 10:14:59 AM ElodieHiras
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* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': If the protagonist the action is currently focused on is fluent in the language the characters speak, it will be translated as accented English. If not, it simply will stay in the language they are actually speaking as a BilingualBonus, or worse, they will be speaking in foreign sounding gibberish.

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* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': If the protagonist the action is currently focused on is fluent in the language the characters speak, it will be translated as accented English. If not, it simply will stay in the language they are actually speaking as a BilingualBonus, BilingualBonus.
** In an RPG with heavy character customization, including which language your character speak, you can get useful information if your character is fluent because of TranslationConvention (Say your character speak Russian and an enemy Russian mercenary yells "Throwing a grenade!",he will do so in accented yet understandable English),
or worse, they fail to get any information at all even if you actually know the language because if your character doesn't speak the language, anything that is in universe spoken in this language will be speaking rendered in a foreign sounding gibberish.SpeakingSimlish fashion (so that even native Russian speaking players won't be able to understand the Russian mercenary yelling he is about to throw a grenade if the character they're playing doesn't speak Russian).
29th Jun '17 10:01:54 AM ElodieHiras
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* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': If the protagonist the action is currently focused on is fluent in the language the characters speak, it will be translated as accented English. If not, it simply will stay in the language they are actually speaking as a BilingualBonus.

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* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': If the protagonist the action is currently focused on is fluent in the language the characters speak, it will be translated as accented English. If not, it simply will stay in the language they are actually speaking as a BilingualBonus.BilingualBonus, or worse, they will be speaking in foreign sounding gibberish.
22nd Oct '16 4:36:36 PM VPhantom
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* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': if the protagonist the action is currently focused on is fluent in the language the characters speak, it will be translated as accented English. If not, it simply will stay in the language they are actually speaking as a BilingualBonus.

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* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': if If the protagonist the action is currently focused on is fluent in the language the characters speak, it will be translated as accented English. If not, it simply will stay in the language they are actually speaking as a BilingualBonus.
22nd Oct '16 3:47:57 PM ElodieHiras
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* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': if the protagonist the action is currently focused on is fluent in the language the characters speak, it will be translated as accented English. If not, it simply will stay in the language they are actually speaking as a BilingualBonus.
11th Jul '16 7:08:49 AM VPhantom
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* '''Justified''': The setting uses either a magical or technological translation device that renders everything spoken into a language that the viewpoint character (and the audience) understands.

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* '''Justified''': '''Justified''':
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The setting uses either a magical or technological translation device that renders everything spoken into a language that the viewpoint character (and the audience) understands.understands.
** 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.
11th Jul '16 12:01:59 AM MisterApple
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%%* '''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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%%* * '''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.
10th Jul '16 11:59:08 PM MisterApple
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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''': ''Tropers'', an American movie set in France, has Bob the Tourists Tourist's English lines rendered in gibberish so the audience won't understand them.
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.
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