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by Wakannai
Sat 11.22.2008 7:20 am
Forum: General off topic
Topic: Where, oh where has our Tony-san gone?
Replies: 24
Views: 7164

Re: Where, oh where has our Tony-san gone?

I've left some major hints for the benefits of regulars. Please don't discuss it though, I might need this account again later.
by Wakannai
Sat 11.22.2008 5:07 am
Forum: General off topic
Topic: Where, oh where has our Tony-san gone?
Replies: 24
Views: 7164

Re: Where, oh where has our Tony-san gone?

Thank you for your thought Furry. Sorry about that.

Wakannai was always a sockpuppet that I made to escape some harassment under my main account. Since the need for wakannai seems to have passed, I've returned to my true self.

Wakannai-ben. Rofl!
by Wakannai
Wed 10.08.2008 2:17 am
Forum: Culture and Info about living in Japan
Topic: Did japan really lose the war
Replies: 6
Views: 2615

Re: Did japan really lose the war

Yes it is obvious that japan lost the physical war but i believe they were only momentarily set back. I mean if you look at japan now, they are definitely winning the war, not in a physical manner but in an economical one. You are letting specious arguments confuse you. The political entity that wa...
by Wakannai
Mon 09.29.2008 1:33 pm
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Remembering Kanji
Replies: 21
Views: 7399

Re: Remembering Kanji

y bther to sphell chk wen peepl no wat u meen?
by Wakannai
Thu 09.25.2008 9:08 am
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: Help with one sentence
Replies: 14
Views: 3385

Re: Help with one sentence

I loved Early and middle Heinlen. Stranger in a Strange land was the marking of a transition for him. After SiaSL things got less fun. Which is a strange opinion coming from a someone that was a young teenager when I got around to reading it. You'd think with all the eroticism he started introducing...
by Wakannai
Wed 09.24.2008 3:10 am
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Opinions Needed: Language Learning Resource (BSc project)
Replies: 1
Views: 1154

Re: Opinions Needed: Language Learning Resource (BSc project)

I would like to try and create a (very simple, since it'll be individual work) 'intelligent' language learning resource/'tutor' - probably for English speakers wanting to learn Japanese. I think you're getting in a bit over your head with Japanese. The best machine translations of Japanese are extr...
by Wakannai
Mon 09.22.2008 6:43 pm
Forum: General off topic
Topic: あ、そう
Replies: 5
Views: 2460

Re: あ、そう

I know the small tsu is used a lot in manga, so if you wanted a more manga feel then small tsu. If you wanted a more literary feel then comma.
by Wakannai
Mon 09.22.2008 6:37 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga Discussions
Topic: What anime do you HATE?
Replies: 123
Views: 62427

Re: What anime do you HATE?

Super Earth Defender Mao Chan.

It's bad. Really, Really, Really, bad.
by Wakannai
Mon 09.22.2008 2:10 am
Forum: Culture and Info about living in Japan
Topic: 名物 - Meibutsu
Replies: 28
Views: 9003

Re: 名物 - Meibutsu

You were misled. It comes from Texas.
by Wakannai
Tue 09.16.2008 11:46 pm
Forum: General off topic
Topic: sukoshi
Replies: 9
Views: 4257

Re: sukoshi

becki_kanou wrote:
As a kid it was connected in my mind with "scooch over" meaning "slide down a little", as in "Could you scooch over a bit so I can sit down?"
That's pretty much what I thought too.
by Wakannai
Tue 09.16.2008 4:03 am
Forum: General off topic
Topic: Four ways to say what you really mean.
Replies: 24
Views: 8875

Re: Four ways to say what you really mean.

Virginia, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and Massachusetts. One of my old "bar tricks" is "How many states are there in the United States?" -- the above four are officially designated (e.g., in their state constitutions, etc.) as "commonwealths" and the answer is thus 46. Tony Hrm, could swear Maryland sa...
by Wakannai
Tue 09.16.2008 1:17 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Old Newbie
Replies: 4
Views: 1329

Re: Old Newbie

dragon89 wrote: where is my brain? :oops:
You'll fit right in.
by Wakannai
Tue 09.16.2008 1:04 am
Forum: General off topic
Topic: Four ways to say what you really mean.
Replies: 24
Views: 8875

Re: Four ways to say what you really mean.

Could've or Should've or Would've are actually could have, should have or would have and not could of. One place the Americans and the Brits (et al Commonwealthers) split is in their analysis of the apostrophe-D in "I'd rather"--Americans think it's "I would rather" while Brits think it's "I had ra...
by Wakannai
Sun 09.14.2008 10:36 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New, on my own, and intimidated
Replies: 7
Views: 1826

Re: New, on my own, and intimidated

Textbook :) Actually, a bit more important, since you have a disability, you need a textbook with lots of drills and exercises. This takes the thinking out of learning and increases your comfort with the language. Instead of having to memorize all these complex grammar rules, you learn where to plug...
by Wakannai
Wed 09.10.2008 10:11 pm
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: College level Introductory Japanese class?
Replies: 15
Views: 4309

Re: College level Introductory Japanese class?

Well,

I suppose it all depends on what group you are trying to integrate with. If you are trying to sound like an Educated native then you would want to meet the standards of an Educated native. If you want to sound like a hillbilly, a hillbilly would be a better determiner of your proficiency.