April 1st, 2011

boytouch

Writing Tips: LOLCAT for Fanfic Writers

Although we've run features on dialects before (British for Americans, American for Brits), LOLCAT is something new for fandom_grammar in that it's an English dialect derived from a non-English language. It's also a fairly new dialect, only coming into being with the advent of computer keyboards—pens and typewriter keys having been beyond the abilities of cat anatomy to master.

Native Cat has certain grammatical peculiarities compared to English, which become apparent in the dialect. Collapse )