11.11.04

Menulis dalam Bahasa Inggris

Lagi jalan-jalan, culang cileung, eh nemu satu aturan yang lucu banget. Aturannya bisa jadi sangat benar, tapi, cara tulisan ini memaparkan aturan itu, bener bener lucu menurut aku, karena pada saat yang sama justru dia melanggar aturan itu. Cukup ngingetin untuk lebih ati ati nulis versi inggris dari pojok hablayku ini...

Pengen tau, ini nih, aku dapet dari http://blindman.blogspot.com/


How to Write Gooder
Here are several very important but often forgotten rules of English:
1. Avoid alliteration. Always.
2. Prepositions are not words to end sentences with.
3. Avoid cliches like the plague. (They're old hat.)
4. Employ the vernacular.
5. Eschew ampersands & abbreviations, etc.
6. Parenthetical remarks (however relevant) are unnecessary.
7. It is wrong to ever split an infinitive.
8. Contractions aren't necessary.
9. Foreign words and phrases are not apropos.
10. One should never generalize.
11. Eliminate quotations. As Ralph Waldo Emerson once said: "I hate quotations. Tell me what you know."
12. Comparisons are as bad as cliches.
13. Don't be redundant; don't use more words than necessary; it's highly superfluous.
14. Be more or less specific.
15. Understatement is always best.
16. Exaggeration is a billion times worse than understatement.
17. One-word sentences? Eliminate.
18. Analogies in writing are like feathers on a snake.
19. The passive voice is to be avoided.
20. Go around the barn at high noon to avoid colloquialisms.
21. Even if a mixed metaphor sings, it should be derailed.
22. Who needs rhetorical questions?

Jadi ingin tau juga untuk versi bahasa Indonesia bagaimana ya? Aku sendiri terbiasa nulis bahasa Indonesia, tapi belum tentu juga sesuai dengan aturan dan EYD.

1 comment:

  1. hueheheheheh....
    kalau bahasa inggris saya sih memang parah dan payah.
    bahasa indonesia? masih terus belajar.
    tapi dari blog ini saya mendapati kata baru: "culang cileung". lagi, sebuah kontribusi dari tanah pasundan untuk bahasa indonesia yang telanjur menjawa?

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