Another Look At Starcraft English

By Spencer . July 27, 2010 . 4:33pm

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With sports team style gaming leagues and TV networks centered around it, Starcraft is huge in Korea. It’s so big, there’s even a book that teaches English based on units from Archon to Zealot. Starcraft English breaks words down into prefixes and suffixes to teach readers English words that will probably come up more often than vespene gas.


There’s actually a whole bit analyzing the iconic phrase “not enough vespene gas” below.


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  • RupanIII

    Haha, awesome. This reminds me of one time in my Language and Culture of Korea class, the prof asked people for examples of Korean culture and one kid raised his hand and goes ‘Starcraft?’ XD

    lol chapter on “Dealing with a Flood of zerglings” kekeke zerg rush!

  • Interesting seeing Super Saiyan Goku somehow get himself onto a page there

    • Jaxx-Leviathan

      My thoughts exactly. I reckon he’s acting as an analogy for some sort of power-up or over-powered state in-game. But is he pictured legally in this book is what I’d like to know.

    • Goku isn’t the only guest. The Ninja Turtles are in it too under the section for “burrowing”.

  • thaKingRocka

    This stuff is gold. I love how deeply they really want to explore the language and concepts in the game. It’s great.

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