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GunChleoc
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Posted at: 2015-08-02, 15:07

I have another bunch of fixes that need review. There is a bit of scary C++ in there, but not too much - the important thing in this review is that someone will look over the strings themselves.


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Posted at: 2015-10-30, 17:08

It would be great if somebody could proofread these help texts. Just click on "expand all" to view all of them and ignore the bit of code that goes with them.


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Posted at: 2015-11-06, 22:17

I need some native speaker intuition - seems like we sometimes treat "blackroot" as countable and sometimes as uncountable. Which would be more natural?

Some examples of what we have right now:

  • Blackroot Flour is produced in mills out of blackroots. It is used in bakeries to make a tasty bread.

  • Grinding the blackroot and corn to flour and then baking the bread is tedious and boring

  • Blackroots are a special kind of root produced at blackroot farms

  • Mills blackroot and corn to produce blackroot flour and corn flour, respectively.


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Posted at: 2016-10-09, 23:25

Since corn and wheat are uncountable, I think blackroot should also be uncountable. (I'm an American, and English is my first language.)


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Posted at: 2016-10-10, 10:17

Thanks, I'll look into changing that. I would leave it as countable in "Blackroots are a special kind of root" though - I'm thinking of "carrots" as an analogy here.


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Posted at: 2016-11-12, 18:57

IMHO, I'd go with uncountable in your example, as well: "Blackroot is a special kind of root."


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Posted at: 2016-11-12, 20:29

Thanks - will fix this for Build 20 face-smile.png


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Posted at: 2016-11-12, 22:20

I would go with keeping blackroots countable for the simple reason that not only is the word "root" countable, but so are its derivatives (beetroot, taproot, etc.)


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Posted at: 2016-11-12, 23:01

The branch isn't merged yet, so we can still change stuff around without messing up translations.


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