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by kotori
Sat 06.17.2006 5:09 am
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: 太陽 and 日
Replies: 30
Views: 4745

RE: 太陽 and 日

I phrased it politely the first time. It's not unreasonable ask you to think it over rather than immediately picking pieces out of my post to trivialize and ignore the meat of it. This forum HAS become mean spirited. I have seen many newbies flamed to hell and gone in the past few weeks, and even go...
by kotori
Sat 06.17.2006 4:59 am
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: 太陽 and 日
Replies: 30
Views: 4745

RE: 太陽 and 日

Just making a point. I read no less than 8 different threads that had replies with nothing to do with the topic in the last 24 hours. But it's OK!


EDIT:
Besides, I only picked and chose posts that I actually agreed with. Not just random selection. That's not against the rules, right?
by kotori
Sat 06.17.2006 4:50 am
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Vocabulary word list
Replies: 5
Views: 1103

RE: Vocabulary word list

caroline wrote: well, vocabulary in lists for spelling are quite different from vocabulary to know at the appropriate age in your native language. You have the first in languages quite auwful to spell (french, english), but not so much in languages in which you write mostly as you speak (italian, f...
by kotori
Sat 06.17.2006 4:48 am
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Causitive Form Question
Replies: 4
Views: 2720

RE: Causitive Form Question

AJBryant wrote:
Heh, I think Keaton San is working towards saying, "If you need roumaji, you don't need Japanese."
PERFECT! ;)


Tony
YES!
by kotori
Sat 06.17.2006 4:46 am
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: newb question
Replies: 5
Views: 965

RE: newb question

Reno wrote:
thanks guys, I was looking at the totally wrong direction I see :S.

To be honest I find self-study not working for me since I have no (or very little) discipline. Im going to find a place where I can have a teacher helping me out.
sounds like a great idea!
by kotori
Sat 06.17.2006 4:45 am
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: Tsu, su Chi, Shi, Cho, Sho...
Replies: 3
Views: 983

RE: Tsu, su Chi, Shi, Cho, Sho...

theshadowtaker wrote:
I know how to say ts, at end of words, just not the begining of them! I can say Mitsu! Kitsu! and stuff but have a hard time saying Tsuki!! its annoying
agreed!
by kotori
Sat 06.17.2006 4:45 am
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: Translation Help required
Replies: 4
Views: 2321

RE: Translation Help required

richvh wrote: You've got the direction of the teaching wrong. ~てくれる is doing something for me/the in-group, so it's more like "even though I thought I had been taught various things by Kenichi, it's no use." If the speaker had been teaching Kenichi, he would have said 教えてあげる instead. Does that fit ...
by kotori
Sat 06.17.2006 4:44 am
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: how to tell the time in japanese?
Replies: 24
Views: 2934

RE: how to tell the time in japanese?

Infidel wrote:
Same in the US. If we give time in 24 hour format, AM and PM are excluded.
pin' pon'
by kotori
Sat 06.17.2006 4:43 am
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Plain vs Polite forms
Replies: 3
Views: 1273

RE: Plain vs Polite forms

pin' pon'
by kotori
Sat 06.17.2006 4:43 am
Forum: Culture and Info about living in Japan
Topic: Japanese Slang Words
Replies: 39
Views: 10645

RE: Japanese Slang Words

pin' pon'
by kotori
Sat 06.17.2006 4:43 am
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: 太陽 and 日
Replies: 30
Views: 4745

RE: 太陽 and 日

paul_b wrote: kotori wrote: Funny, but I thought posting something that doesn't actually contribute to the conversation spamming. You'd have to go to an administrator / moderator for a ruling but in my opinion any reply that is relevant to the post it is replying, particularly if it concerns the Ja...
by kotori
Sat 06.17.2006 4:39 am
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: ん pronounced as M
Replies: 18
Views: 2831

RE: ん pronounced as M

If dictionary.com's reference is accurate, American Heritage Dictionary included 'ain't' in its year 2000 revision.

Including a rather lengthy and interesting side note about the etymology of the word itself. :)
by kotori
Sat 06.17.2006 4:25 am
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: 太陽 and 日
Replies: 30
Views: 4745

RE: 太陽 and 日

Funny, but I thought posting something that doesn't actually contribute to the conversation spamming. When I go to several threads and see the only thing new is.. well... nothing -- it's irritating. The forum has turned cliquish, mean spirited, and strays from the rules constantly so it's about half...
by kotori
Fri 06.16.2006 9:55 am
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: 太陽 and 日
Replies: 30
Views: 4745

RE: 太陽 and 日

two_heads_talking wrote:

pin' pon'
Are you just trying to up your post count, or what?
by kotori
Fri 06.16.2006 6:43 am
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: これ、それ、あれ。何で?
Replies: 7
Views: 1686

RE: これ、それ、あれ。何で?

preference... in dramas, I usually hear girls say "あのー" but my male conversation partners on skype say "ええとー" all the time. :) I don't really know if it's a male/female distinction, but it just seems to be whatever someone likes using... no different than whatever you use for fillers in english. "um...