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  • 475 weeks
    Opinion on Applejack's Vocabulary

    Some authors sometimes uses 'Ah' instead of "I". For example, "Ah'd hate to be late for the cookin' showdown." Wat's your opinion on that since I know sme people don't like the conversion of I's to Ah's. I personally don't mind using them in my fics but I don't want to scare readers away. You guys okay with that or you think AJ's speech should be spelt like every other pony?

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  • 481 weeks
    What pisses you off about Writing, the most?

    Hey there,

    This is that pony with the glasses asking: What pisses you off the most when writing stories?

    Is it finding a final title?

    The motivation to write is lacking (writer's block)?

    Being original?

    Dialogue?

    Describing speech?

    Length?

    and etc.?

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Jun
26th
2012

Opinion on Applejack's Vocabulary · 10:16am Jun 26th, 2012

Some authors sometimes uses 'Ah' instead of "I". For example, "Ah'd hate to be late for the cookin' showdown." Wat's your opinion on that since I know sme people don't like the conversion of I's to Ah's. I personally don't mind using them in my fics but I don't want to scare readers away. You guys okay with that or you think AJ's speech should be spelt like every other pony?

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Comments ( 5 )

You've touched on what's actually a much larger subject, that being the topic of writing in the vernacular.

The answer to your question is, there is no correct answer. It just depends on how you're writing your story. If your prose is less formal, I would definitely consider throwing in some unique spellings to make AJ's dialogue more flavourful. But if your tone is mostly formal, then you should typically try to avoid stuff like that.

I don't mind. I prefer her speech like 'Ah', since she has a southern accent.

I like it, to a certain extent. I think it more accurately represents AJ's dialect, but if it is over-used (or too many other spelling changes are made) it can make dialogue difficult or annoying to read.

325067 I agree.

It adds more but is kind of annoying to read.

I write her the same as others, except I leave off the g at words ending in -ing.

So for example, "We're goin' to the Everfree Forest."

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