Published May 30, 2010
Pronunciation. I teach two quite differently pronounced languages, Latin and French (well, three, if you count English, but MOST of my students can pronounce that okay). I also studied a bit of German, which is quite different from Romance language pronunciation, and have a working knowledge of Greek pronunciation through teaching Greek roots in Etymology class. Plus outside of school I dabbled in a bit of Welsh and Hebrew and…I suppose you could call me a philologist! I like being able to pronounce a language well; “French Diction” was my all time favorite class that I took towards my French minor as an undergrad, and I am one of the steadily growing minority of Latin teachers who insists on working some conversational Latin and oral recitation into my curriculum, just so the kids learn to pronounce it correctly – in at least two (classical and ecclesiastic) different pronunciation systems.
As such perhaps I’m hypersensitive to the correct pronunciation of words. For whatever reason, though, as I play LOTRO or read My.LOTRO blogs, I often find myself wondering –
Just how in the world do you pronounce that?
Continue reading ‘How Do You Say…’
Published May 19, 2010
Tags: forums, tips
Lunna’s had a great idea to start a thread on the forums for posting tips, tutorials, advice etc. for new bloggers. At the Blogmoot we talked about developing a My.LOTRO tutorial/help pages, perhaps on the lorebook, to make it easier for people to get started posting here since the interface has quite a learning curve. However, editing the lorebook has a learning curve too, and few of us have a clue where to begin! So we can post the info on the forum thread, and then it can be compiled into lorebook entries more easily.
Advice for new bloggers – The Lord of the Rings Online™ Forums.
So please, experienced bloggers (no matter how experienced. Hey, if you’ve succeeded in making a post, you’re experienced enough to tell someone else how to do that, right?), stop by the thread and contribute any helpful tips or step by step procedures you can think of!
Published May 16, 2010
Here it is, the long awaited 2nd edition of the My.LOTRO Blogger Manifesto!
Posted on the forums here. Below is a copy of the forum post. Feel free to discuss it here or in that thread. Or both; it’s probably going to be found more readily on the forums, though, for discussion from outside the current community of bloggers. Continue reading ‘Blogger Manifesto: What We Want from Turbine’