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Topic Subject:Has anyone noticed? New Bloq entry about Dutch und the "best-looking game ever" thing
arnitald
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posted 07-03-05 05:21 AM EDT (US)         
http://www.ageofempires3.com/DevelopersBlog/Default.aspx?Post=10&blogger=1

I don't know if anyone has posted this already, but it is a quite interesting entry about the problems with letting units speak their native language and a lot more. It also tells something more about the design process in ES. Check it out.

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Argalius
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posted 07-03-05 06:09 AM EDT (US)     1 / 8       
Nice find, pretty interesting. Except that you don't really pronounce Ruyter as Roiter, but oh well.

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gorbag orc
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posted 07-03-05 07:01 AM EDT (US)     2 / 8       
Today we write "Ruyter" as "ruiter" (rider, horseman), but "Ruyter" fits very well in this game because "Ruyter" is Old Dutch. Because at that time the "ui" was written as "uy" or even sometimes as "uij". About how to pronounce it: The "ui" sound is typically Dutch, it is a sound that doesn't exist in English or German or any other language. It isn't pronounced as "oi" because then we (the Dutch) would write it with "ooi" and it also isn't pronounced as the "ei" (aai) in German. You really have to hear it to know how to pronounce it, does anyone here knows a website on which you can hear how you pronounce the Dutch "ui"?

Btw, nice new Blog.

OutlandishTeacup
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posted 07-03-05 07:11 AM EDT (US)     3 / 8       

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Except that you don't really pronounce Ruyter as Roiter, but oh well.

Finally, a non-pedantic Dutch person.


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VAL_The_Speaker
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posted 07-03-05 08:19 AM EDT (US)     4 / 8       
http://aoe3.heavengames.com/cgi-bin/forums/display.cgi?action=ct&f=1,22563,0,10

:rolleyes:


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Hal
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posted 07-03-05 03:02 PM EDT (US)     5 / 8       
It's been up there for like 2 days now, we just haven't newsied it.

Hal4
Skirmisher
posted 07-04-05 01:44 AM EDT (US)     6 / 8       

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It's been up there for like 2 days now, we just haven't newsied it.

Failure++?

I mean, what purpose do you people have but to keep me abreast with the latest Ao3 news, be it important or no? Am I supposed to actually go look for info about Ao3 by myself? Particularly when everyone persists in calling it something hideous like AoD or AoEIII? yeeech.

in other news: "More safety checks potentially fix a Dr. Nick crash."

How naught Dr. Nick has been!


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NobleKain
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posted 07-05-05 02:23 AM EDT (US)     7 / 8       

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I mean, what purpose do you people have but to keep me abreast with the latest Ao3 news, be it important or no? Am I supposed to actually go look for info about Ao3 by myself? Particularly when everyone persists in calling it something hideous like AoD or AoEIII? yeeech.


Humorous.... but it isn't Ao3 either

It's AOE3. As in "Age of Empires 3", not "Age of 3"


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Ajs77311
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posted 07-05-05 03:17 AM EDT (US)     8 / 8       
AoD is the dumbest thing ever.
Ao3 is cool, but I'm used to AoE3.

Am I the only one who found this one not very good?
It may just be me, but I'd like to see more about the gameplay and such.


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