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by hiwa
Mon 04.23.2007 9:23 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: ように
Replies: 31
Views: 6580

RE: ように

SS wrote: Hiwa, I have no remedy to your absent-mindedness, neither do I have the remedy for the twisting-and-turning tricks! If you don’t listen, I don’t find the need to tell you anything further. I don’t know by saying "I feel embarrassed for you, you keep showing no sign of repentance." is too ...
by hiwa
Mon 04.23.2007 9:09 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Use of しゅくはく (粛白)
Replies: 32
Views: 5949

RE: Use of しゅくはく (粛白)

> quotes that show you being insulting and rude
Use proper English:
quotes that I have felt you being insulting and rude

And let me repeat. I've never been insulting nor rude to anyone on the net and in my whole life.
by hiwa
Mon 04.23.2007 1:47 am
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: ように
Replies: 31
Views: 6580

RE: ように

> your words are like a sharp knife, keep stabbing and stabbing!
Oh please show some examples of that 'knife' :)
I'd like to explain that they are not knives at all nor stabbing nothing, because I never meant such...
by hiwa
Mon 04.23.2007 12:14 am
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: きのは このは ?
Replies: 28
Views: 5343

RE: きのは このは ?

Hi Harisenbon, I know my English is far from perfect. Please give advice to correct them at each occasion. For きのは/このは issue, I can only say that このは is a poetic word and has its places. りゅういし/さすが is a completely different issue because りゅういし is plain wrong. > condescending I'm afraid it is your mis...
by hiwa
Sun 04.22.2007 11:28 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Conjuctions
Replies: 17
Views: 2714

RE: Conjuctions

AJBryant wrote: The learner who has learned 疲れた as past tense "I was tired" sees 疲れた人 as totally unexpected and confusing If you think of 疲れる as "get tired" rather than "BE tired", then 疲れた人 makes fine sense a "person who got tired". B) Tony Person who got tired, or, person who has gotten tired? Wh...
by hiwa
Sun 04.22.2007 11:17 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Use of しゅくはく (粛白)
Replies: 32
Views: 5949

RE: Use of しゅくはく (粛白)

> with your very rude and insulting English I can clearly and plainly testimony that I've never been rude nor insulting toward nobody in my whole years on the net. It's a serious false charge. Please don't sentence other people based on your arbitray interpretation of their words or style. There are...
by hiwa
Sun 04.22.2007 10:09 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: ように
Replies: 31
Views: 6580

RE: ように

Umm, let me explain a bit. I'v been frequenting quite a few of fora and mailing lists for technology domains these decades. On those places, bluntness, or terseness, of discourse is the standard because it takes less time from participants. Majority of their texts are brief, assertive and no-frill o...
by hiwa
Sat 04.21.2007 11:57 pm
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: oy vey
Replies: 4
Views: 1543

RE: oy vey

I think I have seen you before. 前にお会いしましたね? (present)
I thought I had seen you before. 前にお会いしたことがあると思いました。前にお会いしたことがあるような気がしました。(past)
The killer used the phrase to his victim when he saw her first time at the station.
by hiwa
Sat 04.21.2007 11:47 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: ように
Replies: 31
Views: 6580

RE: ように

> So now you realize it's not easy to teach, am I right to say that ?
Yeah, of course you're right.
Preparing proper material would be much harder than explaining theory.
If I'm charged with a class, I shall faint instantly.
by hiwa
Sat 04.21.2007 11:13 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Use of しゅくはく (粛白)
Replies: 32
Views: 5949

RE: Use of しゅくはく (粛白)

> どう考えても無礼なのはFurinさんではなく、あなたです。 ひとの言葉を勝手に悪く(“乱磨hとか)解釈して、それに基づいてその人を非難するのは、コミュニケーションの基本マナーに違反しています。Furinという人に対しては、私は今でも怒りで煮えくりかえっています。この非を彼女が自覚するまでは、決して許せません。私の、どこが無礼ですか?。怒りを怒りとして(そして叱責として)ぶつけることだって、無礼のうちには入らないでしょう。 〜だろなどは、なんとかしてfriendlyでcasualな日本語のスタイルを確立したいと願う私の試みの一環であり、また一般的に、peers languageとして受け入れ...
by hiwa
Sat 04.21.2007 10:35 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: ように
Replies: 31
Views: 6580

RE: ように

> Make it a habit to sleep earlier. This example English sentence certainly has ように implication, because by inserting the word 'habit' the action is objectified in speaker's mind. > I’m going to study (more) harder. > Let's study for JLPT3 on every Sunday. These sentences and most of others here do ...
by hiwa
Sat 04.21.2007 9:58 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Conjuctions
Replies: 17
Views: 2714

RE: Conjuctions

> The learner who has learned 疲れた as past tense > "I was tired" sees 疲れた人 as totally unexpected and confusing Polysemy is a general confusing factor for learners of any foreign language. Not only Japanese, English also has many of them. For auxiliary た, it has three meanings or functionalities: it m...
by hiwa
Sat 04.21.2007 8:59 pm
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Your worst kanji to write.
Replies: 54
Views: 8284

RE: Your worst kanji to write.

Yudan Taiteki wrote: hiwa wrote: > I had problems with 題, 頭, 短, 案、and 委 あのなー、ほかの人たちもそうだけど、このように個々に、どれが難しいとか言うこと自体、おかしいんだよ。Kanji handwriting should be a systematic discipline. You could keep total balance even when you encounter a new, unknown and complex one. You get it at first sight. You learn it...
by hiwa
Fri 04.20.2007 7:27 am
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Use of しゅくはく (粛白)
Replies: 32
Views: 5949

RE: Use of しゅくはく (粛白)

Yudan Taiteki wrote: nihongonekoは初心者だと一度も言わなかった。ここは初心者だけじゃなくて、誰でも勉強しに来れるサイトだと思います。 私は、あくまでも初心者への(日本の無名の友人からの)サービスとして書いています。nihongonekoも、あんな質問を書くこと自体、初心者であることの証明です。 このフォーラムに深入りするつもりはありませんでしたが、外国人向け日本語教育の悲惨な現状(ここの日本人peersの一部の人びとのひどさも含む)に気づいてきたことと、数名のgurus(Chis, AJB, hippo, et al)のpostsがとても個性的でおもしろいので...
by hiwa
Fri 04.20.2007 7:05 am
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Use of しゅくはく (粛白)
Replies: 32
Views: 5949

RE: Use of しゅくはく (粛白)

> しかもここは、初心者が日本語を勉強する場所だろ。 > スレッドの読者として「初心者」を前提に書き込まれていらっしゃるのでしたら、 > このような文章こそお控えになるのが筋かと思います。 乱魔ネ言い回しは何故か > 一番覚えやすかったりしますからね(これは揚げ足取りですが ) だろ is a common familiar colloquial, not a word of rudeness. Oh, c'mon, stop those lousiness. > お控えになるのが筋かと Ugh! このような慇懃無礼なお言葉こそ、控えろ! > まるでそれらの言葉を使用する習慣自体まで現在では絶...