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    Default Re: Can i say "quest it" (imperative)?

    Quote Originally Posted by kurt19xx View Post
    When you say "odd" do you mean "wrong" and "not appealing"? Or may "quest it" have some chance to sound "archaic", "adventurous" or "intriguing"?
    I can't say that I would make those associations; I think JMurray's suggestion does more of that as quest has some of those associations already- the Questing Beast in King Arthur, for example. Quest it is not a natural usage and, while it might work, risks being seen as an error or oddity rather than a creative usage IMO.

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    Default Re: Can i say "quest it" (imperative)?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    It sounds no odder than many another web name, including the very useful fraze.it site. You could employ that eye-catching trick of using phonetic spelling by calling your site kwest.it.
    phrase -> fraze
    quest -> kwest

    Interesting tricks. How do you call this kind of transformations? In italian we can't do them, because when you change the letters, you change the sound also.

    PS: fraze.it is fantastic

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    Default Re: Can i say "quest it" (imperative)?

    I really don't know. If I had to name them, I'd have to coin something like 'heteronymous homophones', or 'orthographically distinct homophones! But normally we just call it spelling.

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