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Rated_lexxx
08-04-2011, 14:00
What are some of the general rules when speaking like a ork, or more specifically when writing like a ork is talking

DarthSte
08-04-2011, 14:02
Um. Generally: don't do it, unless you're an ork.

Nice avatar BTW, may crack out my Lexx DVDs tonight.

Zweischneid
08-04-2011, 14:06
1. Go to a home opener of Nottingham Forest (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nottingham_Forest_F.C.).

2. Get a spot in the rowdiest fan-corner.

3. Befriend a "local" by buying him loads of beer and cigarettes (make sure you use the appropriate British colloquialism).

4. After the game (and after-party), let him write the text as you dictate it to him.

Easy!

Hypaspist
08-04-2011, 14:22
Easy ways to achieve what you are looking for...

Replace "Th" for "d"
"s" is interchangeable with "z"
lose aspirated "H's"
in general, write more phonetically than normal English..


Alternatively, play Dawn of War, they do it quite nicely I think
:)

Ambience 327
08-04-2011, 15:29
Wot 'ave we 'ere, 'ey? Dis filfy git wantz ta know 'ow ta speak like a proppa Ork? Ar ar ar. 'E finks 'e kin jus pickz it up like dat doz 'e? Ar ar ar! Da Boyz iz gonna luv dis, dey are!

(Translation: What have we here, hey? This fithy git wants to know how to speak like a proper Ork? [gutteral laughter] He thinks he can just pick it up like that does he? [more laughter] The "Boyz" [are going to love this], they are.)


There are really no hard and fast rules, but basically it is a rough, gutteral cockney accent with lots of bad grammar. To put it down in text and get the right feel, spell things phonetically. The most important things to keep in mind are, as Hypaspist said, to replace the "TH" sound with a "D" (or sometimes a "F" of "V"), drop some or all "S" in favor of "Z" and drop the aspirated "H" sound, often replacing it with an apostraphe (so "I think we should have a go at one another" becomes "I fink we should 'ave a go at on anuvver!").

Throw in a few "Orkisms" for added flavor ("zog off", "beakies", "stinkin 'umies", "dakka dakka", "waaargh!", etc) and you should be golden.

Rated_lexxx
08-04-2011, 17:12
I also believe that the letter J is all but unknown to the orks.

Like John would become 'ohn

Boomstikk
08-04-2011, 17:15
1. Go to a home opener of Nottingham Forest (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nottingham_Forest_F.C.).

2. Get a spot in the rowdiest fan-corner.

3. Befriend a "local" by buying him loads of beer and cigarettes (make sure you use the appropriate British colloquialism).

4. After the game (and after-party), let him write the text as you dictate it to him.

Easy!

I came into this thread to either post one like this myself or see how many posts it took before it came up :D

Lukasz_VT
08-04-2011, 17:21
I also believe that the letter J is all but unknown to the orks.

Like John would become 'ohn

I'm not so sure about this one. I don't think a juicey squig is "'oozey" (unless it is oozing something).

Pripyat
08-04-2011, 17:30
Here is some good Ork dialogue.
http://gonetoground.ca/archive/sumfink-special/
http://gonetoground.ca/archive/a-snotling-goes-in-one-end/

Start of the comic:
http://gonetoground.ca/archive/arrival/

Bubble Ghost
08-04-2011, 17:47
Hmmm... to be honest, I'd use Pripyat's links as textbook examples of how to try to write ork speech but it completely and utterly wrong* - I assume through unfamiliarity with the slang speech that they based orky dialogue on in the first place. The "general rule" of ork speech, broadly speaking, is to imagine a very heavy cockney accent and spell it out phonetically. That doesn't really help if you're not that familiar with what a cockney accent sounds like of course - although in that case, whether or not it matters that you're getting it wrong is debatable.

*insofar as something fictional can be "wrong", anyway. You know what I mean. Basing it all on the same accent gives it consistency.


edit: try watching the Football Factory, there'll be clips of it on YouTube. That'll give you an inkling both of the speech that orky dialogue is based on, and what orks are like.:D

Simo429
08-04-2011, 17:52
Whats a home opener?