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Re: On Writing
« Reply #260 on: October 18, 2016, 12:52:51 PM »
Hey, it's the On Writing thread, not the On Reading thread. :)

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I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

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Re: On Writing
« Reply #261 on: October 18, 2016, 12:57:09 PM »
 BLame (sic) the writer not the reader! ;D

More importantly, I think we agree the two are different forms of writing; you get different results, which is very cool.
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Re: On Writing
« Reply #262 on: October 24, 2016, 08:16:23 PM »
I just wrote "a utopia" but is it supposed to be "an utopia?" That second one looks really wrong to me for some reason.
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Re: On Writing
« Reply #263 on: October 24, 2016, 10:48:36 PM »
A utopia. "An" is for words that start with a vowel sound. Utopia starts with a "y" sound. An umbrella, a utopia.

In my non-expert opinion.

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Re: On Writing
« Reply #264 on: October 24, 2016, 11:09:54 PM »
Sounds right to me.
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Re: On Writing
« Reply #265 on: October 25, 2016, 05:20:56 AM »
How is "y" not a vowel sound ?
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Re: On Writing
« Reply #266 on: October 25, 2016, 08:36:13 AM »
How is "y" not a vowel sound ?

It's a vowel sound in "dry" or "fly" or "bigly". It is not a vowel sound in "youth" or "yo-yo" or "barnyard".

I'm a little surprised I have to explain this.

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Re: On Writing
« Reply #267 on: October 25, 2016, 09:59:21 AM »
Well...ta-dah.
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