SPEECH (verb)

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SPEECH is a reference verb that has a built-in flag setting that controls how the SAY (verb) text is displayed on the user's end. When users select a different SPEECH PHRASING VIEW, it does not change anything for outgoing messages; it only changes how the game parses incoming messages. SPEECH also contains the method in which to see all the available verbs used in place of the default verbs "says", "asks", and "exclaims" when a character is speaking. The verbs listed in SPEECH VERBIAGE LIST are used in conjunction with TONE (verb) to personalize the outgoing speech string that other users see.

SPEECH

Usage:
    SPEECH PHRASING LIST             - Display list of available speech phrasings
    SPEECH PHRASING VIEW {phrasing}  - View examples of given speech phrasing
    SPEECH PHRASING SET {phrasing}   - Select given speech phrasing

    SPEECH VERBIAGE LIST             - Display list of available verbs for speaking
    SPEECH VERBIAGE {letters}        - List all speech verbs beginning with {letters}

For more information on SPEECH VERBIAGE, see SAY (verb).

SPEECH PHRASING

SPEECH PHRASING LIST provides three options for settings.

The following phrasings are available:
1. Standard phrasing
2. Name-first phrasing
3. Parentheses phrasing

Standard Phrasing

Standard phrasing:

This phrasing method is the most appropriate phrasing from a narrative standpoint.  The exact phrasing varies based on which modifiers are present, with more complex combinations using an introductory clause.

Examples:

Someone says, "This is a test message."
Someone happily says, "This is a test message."
Speaking in Elven, Someone says, "This is a test message."
Speaking to an iron door, Someone says, "This is a test message."
From right behind you, Someone happily says, "This is a test message."
Speaking happily in Elven to an iron door, Someone says, "This is a test message."

Name-first Phrasing

Name-first phrasing:

This phrasing method places all modifiers in between the name of the speaker and the message, guaranteeing that the speaker's name appears as the first word on the line.

Examples:

Someone says, "This is a test message."
Someone happily says, "This is a test message."
Someone says, in Elven, "This is a test message."
Someone says, speaking to an iron door, "This is a test message."
Someone happily says, from right behind you, "This is a test message."
Someone says, speaking happily in Elven to an iron door, "This is a test message."

Parentheses Phrasing

Parentheses phrasing:

This phrasing method places all modifiers after the end of the message, enclosed in parentheses.

Examples:

Someone says, "This is a test message."
Someone says, "This is a test message." (happily)
Someone says, "This is a test message." (in Elven)
Someone says, "This is a test message." (to an iron door)
Someone says, "This is a test message." (happily, from right behind you)
Someone says, "This is a test message." (happily, in Elven, to an iron door)

SPEECH VERBIAGE LIST

A-E

  • accuse
  • acknowledge
  • acquiesce
  • add
  • admit
  • admonish
  • advise
  • affirm
  • agonize
  • agree
  • allow
  • announce
  • answer
  • apologize
  • approve
  • argue
  • ask
  • assert
  • assure
  • attempt
  • attest
  • aver
  • babble
  • bark
  • bawl
  • beg
  • begin
  • bellow
  • bemoan
  • beseech
  • bite out
  • blather
  • blubber
  • blurt
  • bluster
  • boast
  • brag
  • breathe
  • cackle
  • call
  • caution
  • challenge
  • chant
  • cheer
  • chide
  • chirp
  • claim
  • clarify
  • cluck
  • coax
  • command
  • comment
  • complain
  • compliment
  • concede
  • conclude
  • condescend
  • confess
  • confide
  • confirm
  • console
  • conspire
  • contend
  • continue
  • coo
  • correct
  • counter
  • criticize
  • critique
  • croak
  • croon
  • crow
  • cry
  • curse
  • deadpan
  • declaim
  • declare
  • demand
  • demur
  • denounce
  • deny
  • deter
  • direct
  • disagree
  • disclose
  • dismiss
  • dissuade
  • distract
  • drawl
  • droll
  • drone
  • echo
  • elaborate
  • emphasize
  • encourage
  • enthuse
  • exclaim
  • explain

F-J

  • flatter
  • fret
  • fuss
  • gasp
  • gloat
  • glower
  • goad
  • grant
  • grate
  • greet
  • gripe
  • groan
  • grouse
  • grovel
  • growl
  • grumble
  • grunt
  • guess
  • gush
  • hazard
  • hint
  • hiss
  • holler
  • hum
  • hush
  • implore
  • imply
  • inform
  • inquire
  • insist
  • instruct
  • interject
  • interrogate
  • interrupt
  • intimate
  • intone
  • introduce
  • jest
  • joke

K-O

  • lambaste
  • lament
  • laugh
  • lecture
  • lisp
  • maintain
  • marvel
  • maunder
  • mention
  • moan
  • mock
  • mouth
  • mumble
  • murmur
  • muse
  • mutter
  • nag
  • note
  • object
  • observe
  • offer
  • opine
  • orate
  • order

P-T

  • persuade
  • placate
  • plead
  • ponder
  • pontificate
  • posit
  • pout
  • praise
  • pray
  • preach
  • press
  • proclaim
  • prod
  • profess
  • promise
  • prompt
  • pronounce
  • propose
  • protest
  • purr
  • quarrel
  • query
  • quibble
  • quip
  • quote
  • ramble
  • rasp
  • rave
  • read
  • reason
  • reassure
  • rebuke
  • rebut
  • recall
  • recite
  • regale
  • rehearse
  • reinforce
  • reiterate
  • rejoice
  • relent
  • remark
  • remind
  • repeat
  • reply
  • report
  • reprimand
  • reproach
  • request
  • respond
  • retort
  • reveal
  • roar
  • say
  • scoff
  • scold
  • scream
  • screech
  • seethe
  • shout
  • shriek
  • sigh
  • simper
  • singsong
  • slur
  • snap
  • snarl
  • sneer
  • snicker
  • sob
  • soothe
  • speculate
  • spit
  • sputter
  • squeak
  • stammer
  • state
  • stipulate
  • stress
  • stutter
  • submit
  • suggest
  • sulk
  • supply
  • swear
  • taunt
  • tease
  • threaten

U-Z

  • urge
  • venture
  • vow
  • wail
  • warn
  • wheedle
  • wheeze
  • whimper
  • whine
  • whisper aloud
  • wish
  • wonder
  • worry
  • yammer
  • yell
  • yelp