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:::::Agree with IDC on all accounts of his two posts.  -[[Special:Contributions/128.103.10.135|128.103.10.135]] 17:56, 30 May 2009 (UTC)
:::::Agree with IDC on all accounts of his two posts.  -[[Special:Contributions/128.103.10.135|128.103.10.135]] 17:56, 30 May 2009 (UTC)
I don't think spelling it "ledge" conveys a false meaning any more than the 'toon itself.  Personally, my reaction to the line when Strong Bad first said it was the same as Strong Sad's.  Since the transcript should give an as accurate as possible impression of the toon, and since we don't learn what the word is supposed to mean or how Strong Bad spells it until after it's said, and since it sounds exactly like a common English word, I don't see any reason to not spell it like that word.  "Lege" could work, I suppose, but that's much more obscure and personally I would assume it was pronounced "leizh" if I didn't know better.  On the other hand, I  think anyone who A:  realizes this is a written representation of something originally spoken and B:  has a very basic grasp of the English language could figure out how "ledge" is short for "legend".  [[User:Ingiald|Ingiald]] 02:31, 31 May 2009 (UTC)
I don't think spelling it "ledge" conveys a false meaning any more than the 'toon itself.  Personally, my reaction to the line when Strong Bad first said it was the same as Strong Sad's.  Since the transcript should give an as accurate as possible impression of the toon, and since we don't learn what the word is supposed to mean or how Strong Bad spells it until after it's said, and since it sounds exactly like a common English word, I don't see any reason to not spell it like that word.  "Lege" could work, I suppose, but that's much more obscure and personally I would assume it was pronounced "leizh" if I didn't know better.  On the other hand, I  think anyone who A:  realizes this is a written representation of something originally spoken and B:  has a very basic grasp of the English language could figure out how "ledge" is short for "legend".  [[User:Ingiald|Ingiald]] 02:31, 31 May 2009 (UTC)
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:: I guess this is all settled by now, but I think it's worth mentioning that nicknames are often not spelled the same way as the names they're short for.  If the short form of "Michael" can be spelled "Mike," I don't see why the short form of "Legend" can't be spelled "Ledge."
 
Y'all are missing one thing. Lege, according to the phonetic rules of English, would be pronounced with a long E (i.e. /liːdʒ/). And, anyways, if we can't spell it the way Strong Bad does, I don't see any reason not to spell it the way it sounds. As for the d being silent, you've got to realize that the "j" sound already contains a "d". The word spoken by Strong Bad would be transliterated as /lɛdʒ/, as is the word ''ledge''. {{User:Trlkly/sig}} 07:31, 15 June 2009 (UTC) ETA: Wait. "Leizh" is supposed to mean a long E, isn't it. Oops. --TT
Y'all are missing one thing. Lege, according to the phonetic rules of English, would be pronounced with a long E (i.e. /liːdʒ/). And, anyways, if we can't spell it the way Strong Bad does, I don't see any reason not to spell it the way it sounds. As for the d being silent, you've got to realize that the "j" sound already contains a "d". The word spoken by Strong Bad would be transliterated as /lɛdʒ/, as is the word ''ledge''. {{User:Trlkly/sig}} 07:31, 15 June 2009 (UTC) ETA: Wait. "Leizh" is supposed to mean a long E, isn't it. Oops. --TT
:Geez, didn't know this had gone on... I agree entirely with Trlkly. With all due respect to those supporting it, I think spelling it as "Lege" is a horrible idea. It looks like it ought to be pronounced like "liege", not "ledge". It's been argued that "lege" is in fact pronounced that way. Who uses that word in real life? Very few people. It's going to be ''terra incognita'' for most of our readers, who are most likely to read it phonetically. As for the argument I see here: "Currently, the transcript reads, 'This book belongs to: ... The Ledge.' ''{He spells 'Ledge' as 'LEG'.}''" That's exactly backwards." No, I think not. What is backward is putting in a completely counterintuitive spelling. Getting the exact ''meaning'' is much less important than getting the correct phonetics. Meaning can be inferred from context, and indeed must be (as I've pointed out, I originally heard it as "ledge" too and needed SB's explanation to understand him). False phonetics cannot be sorted out from context and are a disservice to our readers. I can see dissatisfaction with "ledge", and would be happy to support an alternative spelling if I could think of one, but honestly, I'd rather see it written in IPA than see a misleading spelling like "lege" or "leg". {{User:Heimstern Läufer/sig}} 10:38, 15 June 2009 (UTC)
:Geez, didn't know this had gone on... I agree entirely with Trlkly. With all due respect to those supporting it, I think spelling it as "Lege" is a horrible idea. It looks like it ought to be pronounced like "liege", not "ledge". It's been argued that "lege" is in fact pronounced that way. Who uses that word in real life? Very few people. It's going to be ''terra incognita'' for most of our readers, who are most likely to read it phonetically. As for the argument I see here: "Currently, the transcript reads, 'This book belongs to: ... The Ledge.' ''{He spells 'Ledge' as 'LEG'.}''" That's exactly backwards." No, I think not. What is backward is putting in a completely counterintuitive spelling. Getting the exact ''meaning'' is much less important than getting the correct phonetics. Meaning can be inferred from context, and indeed must be (as I've pointed out, I originally heard it as "ledge" too and needed SB's explanation to understand him). False phonetics cannot be sorted out from context and are a disservice to our readers. I can see dissatisfaction with "ledge", and would be happy to support an alternative spelling if I could think of one, but honestly, I'd rather see it written in IPA than see a misleading spelling like "lege" or "leg". {{User:Heimstern Läufer/sig}} 10:38, 15 June 2009 (UTC)
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:: I guess this is all settled by now, but I think it's worth mentioning that nicknames are often not spelled the same way as the names they're short for.  If the short form of "Michael" can be spelled "Mike," I don't see why the short form of "Legend" can't be spelled "Ledge." -Anony
 
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