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Postby MattK » Tue Sep 15, 2009 11:32 am

The only one I remember seeing in all caps was Death. I thought the golems spoke (not wrote on the slate) in normal font, at least in the U.S. editions. I could be wrong but... damnit that's going to bug me all day if I don't go check it out.
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Postby Tonyblack » Tue Sep 15, 2009 11:34 am

:lol: Sorry about that Matt. :lol:

Let us know though. :wink:
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Postby Cheery » Tue Sep 15, 2009 4:04 pm

Ah, so there are caps and initials...

So, THOSE ARE INITIALS, and THOSE ARE CAPS? Or did I just get this wrong?
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Postby Tonyblack » Tue Sep 15, 2009 4:39 pm

In The Later Books The Golems Talk Like This. Every Word Has A Capital. :D
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Postby Cheery » Tue Sep 15, 2009 5:27 pm

Tonyblack wrote:In The Later Books The Golems Talk Like This. Every Word Has A Capital. :D


Was this a cheeky laugh, eh? :lol:

Yes, I got a bit confused, because in the german books golems TALK LIKE THIS (at least in the copies I've got) and Death TALKS LIKE THIS.

And I am totally and utterly useless when it comes to grammatics. :lol:
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Tue Sep 15, 2009 10:32 pm

Capital letters/characters are always UPPER case - everything else is lower case.

Strictly a capital character is the upper case letter most generally used at the start of a sentence.

Upper case characters used for given names and some nouns are initial capitals as in they are used as initials - so Terry David John Pratchett's initials are T.D.J.P

and Golems Talk Like This - are initial capitals

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Postby Tonyblack » Wed Sep 16, 2009 6:31 am

Does anyone know why it is the the first sentence in a paragraph of each chatper in sone books is in upper case? I'm not Talking Discworld here, but it's quite common.

Take the Kathy Reichs book I'm reading at the moment. Chapter one starts like this:

Kathy Reichs wrote:I WASN'T THINKING ABOUT THE MAN WHO'D BLOWN HIMSELF UP.


The next sentence is in normal print with a capital at the start and lower case after. :?
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Postby Dotsie » Wed Sep 16, 2009 6:37 am

I guess it's for impact. Eeeek! A man blew himself up!!!

Sometimes it's just the first word, with monks from oldeny times it was the fist letter on the page. Gave them something to do I suppose.
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Postby chris.ph » Wed Sep 16, 2009 5:53 pm

they didnt have electric lights then dotsie so the monks illuminated the page :lol:
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