Laws RPG Trini
English vs Dialect vs Net Talk
In Trinidadian Role-playing Game the preferred written language is English, however the Trinidadian dialect is allowed so long as it is done in good taste while in Character (When in quotes as actual speaking) and NOT misrepresented with net talk (Internet jargon mostly consisted of symbols and shortened words like "G8t" Instead of 'great". Many misinterpret net talk with dialect and they are NOT the same.
Here are some examples of what is allowed and what is not:
Allowed: She comes through the door and notices the man working in the kitchen, "Aye boy, wat yuh sayin' dey? Yuh peelin' potatoes, like iz time to make a cook now nah?"
Not Allowed: Shez went tru d door and say aye boy waz up yuh peelin' pototoes.
In the examples above, the allowed shows proper English in describing what the Character is doing and then the actual dialect is in quotes and italicized. Although italics is optional it is helpful to distinguish speech when reading fast.
In the not allowed example you can see there is no difference between action or speech and net talk is used. Words like "Potatoes" Where there is no direct dialect or slang for should be spelled using proper English.