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Lack of Interest Feminine and masculine forms of 'said' in quotations

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by vkams, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. vkams

    vkams Active Member

    Look at this example.

    In English quotes have the heading "Somebody said:".
    In Russian:
    for man: "Somebody сказал"
    for woman: "Somebody сказала"
    As you see, we use different verbs' forms: сказал and сказала.
    Current translation is ugly: "сказал(а)".
    Since user gender is already known, it is possible to select proper form. Will you please code this?
    infis likes this.
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Why not change the phrase to "posted"?

    Or is that also a gender specific verb?
  3. vkams

    vkams Active Member

    He posted -> Он сказал
    She posted -> Она сказала
    Additional 'a' at the end.
  4. vkams

    vkams Active Member

    Maybe, XenForo will become the first forum which take into account gender correctly.

    P.S. Mistake in title: in quotations
  5. infis

    infis Well-Known Member

    In Russian language, for example, phrase "Posted by Brogan" will sound as "Отправлено Brogan'ом". For women Ann (Анна) it's phrase will sound as "Отправлено Ann'ой". And etc.
    To alter as "Sender: somebody" is only one of many problems.
    Therefore vkams the rights. It is necessary to describe a noun, a verb, an adjective etc. Certainly, it very difficult and demands linguistic study.
  6. infis

    infis Well-Known Member

    Can be to add possibility to enter different phrases for different gender (men and women)?
  7. DSF

    DSF Well-Known Member

    In german it's the same 'problem'
    Languages ​​other than English are much more differentiated. ;)
    You must read more Schiller, Goethe and Emanuel Kant. :D
  8. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I know a few more languages than English ;)

    Russian however isn't one of them :D
  9. infis

    infis Well-Known Member

    But greatest of everything, especially in the literature ;)

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