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He’s not a lumberjack, but he did strip her bark.
And I’m sure she cut his wood.
I’m certain that he had a time with her burl.
Oh, you’re all so knotty!
So long as he doesn’t rub against her grain. Splinters, you know …
I’m sure he’ll be glans for that advice.
Given the alt text in the last page, I find your gravatar hilariously fitting, kagato23.
I knew I had to post as soon as I saw that.
“Believe sincerely?” Syr’ng avoids the split infinitives? I think the grammar cop inside me is in love… ♥
Your grammar cop needs a new lawbook.
Hang on. To split an infinitive, there needs to be an infinitive, correct? And there is no infinitive there, correct? The infinitive form (in English) being the one that contains the word “to”? As in “to believe”?
Indeed. Syr’Nj was using a perfectly correct conjugation, not an infinitive. One cannot split a conjugation because it is a single word. Grammatically, it’s more that she may have misplaced the adverb “sincerely”. Strictly speaking, it should precede the verb, eg: “You sincerely believe”, rather than “you believe sincerely”. In English, this is somewhat ambiguous as the rules vary between French and German (the primary donor languages for our grammar and syntax), but if pressed I would say the order should be particle adjective subject adverb verb preposition object (eg: the brown horse quickly jumped over Jim).
Thanks to the two of you for pointing out and explaining what my mistake was, as opposed to simply pointing that out.
It’s an optional word order. Not the common one, and therefore it sounds more poetic.
In that respect it’s similar to actually splitting the infinitives; “to go boldly” is far more bland than the naughty “to boldly go”.
Markedness theory will set you up.
In danish there’s a childrens’ song the start of which follows a word order pattern that went out of use a thousand years ago (SOV shifted to SVO), it goes like this “I a farm me build will, there shall be garden to”
Now, in English, word order has become more fixed than in Danish, so in English it doesn’t sound so much poetic as plain weird.
This tidbit was a bonus.
Word nerds; I love you!
Watch, in the court it’s gonna be like “Oh, he’s not a slayer of trees, he’s a slayer of other humans (and such).” And then her dad would probably pause and go, “Welcome to the family.” lol speculation is fun XD
Byron just has to show his skill selection, see, Lumberjack profession wasn’t chosen!
Err… you see, there was this one quest… and it sort of gave an… achievement!
Bonsai trees: the TRUE power of the wood elves. When given the right phrases and martial art moves, they merge and form a giant wood golem, piloted by Elven Rangers.
I would have thought it was chocolate cookies with a “special” herb ingredient
Is Syr’nj’s nose growing? And why does she look like Jimmy Durante?
“Ever since you were little you shook the branches, no matter what was perched on them.”
She never struck me as one to beat around the bush, pops.
Fair Exchange? You’re getting desperate, aren’t you.
All I’m gonna say is…
That one was T’s.
I like the mum, she seems the most sensible and least crazy of anybody so far.
I love how people always think it’s *the other races* who grab for power at every chance, and not just a condition of sentient life.
It’s not the only condition. There are, of course, all sorts of circumstances in which one has a chanced to grab for power, and does not. Mostly, that’s to do with social norms, implicit or explicit social contracts that trade off short term advantages for long term advantages.
The problem is that, apparently, humans and elves aren’t in enough contact to work out contracts enough to trust each other on this sort of issue. That’s the kind of think we need Syr’Nj and Byron to help sort out.
Are they eating bark? That thing on his fork dosnt look like meat..
Well, the ladies are having salad. I’m guessing he’s eating one of those mushrooms, the large, flat, rounded things that grow on dead trunks.
Try that again. They’re called “tree ear” mushrooms.
he’s not a lumberjack and he’s okay
So being locked up and put on trial is “okay”?
He seemed reasonably happy about it.
One might think that the royal family of the wood elves would have better table manners than to gesture with food-laden forks. …Or to speak with a mouth full of food. (!)
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