Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 2 months ago

How do I write a character speaking broken English ?

I’m just starting out on a story, I've got two characters who will appear a lot they are both extremely violent Russians very who speak very bad broken English. Typically how should I write when they speak? Only it’s my first time writing characters who’s natural language won’t be English 

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  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    "I've got two characters who will appear a lot they are both extremely violent Russians very who speak very bad broken English." ???

    Russian doesn't have words for "a(n)" or "the" so russians often drop them.

    People who speak English badly often make all verbs regular, so they say things like haved and teached

    hth

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Rule #1 for being an author:  use good grammar.  You don't.

    How do I write DIALOGUE FOR a character THAT SPEAKS broken English?

    I’m just starting out on a story.   

    I've got two characters who will appear a lot.   

    They are both extremely violent Russians [very] who speak very bad [broken] English. [Typically how should I write when they speak?]  How should I write dialogue for them?

     [Only] It’s my first time writing characters WHOSE FIRST language won’t be English. 

    Rule #2:  write what you KNOW.  You obviously know nothing about the way Russians speak broken English. 

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