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by SilEighty
Fri 07.07.2006 6:43 am
Forum: Anime and Manga Discussions
Topic: Odd pronounciations in anime?
Replies: 2
Views: 1608

Odd pronounciations in anime?

Not sure if this is an anime thing, or more general, but I'm an Initial D fan - but I keep noticing that things seem to be pronounced differently to what I would expect... For example, sugoi seems to sound a lot more like sugei? I'm pretty sure i heard 'ja nai' just before, but it was more like ja n...
by SilEighty
Wed 07.05.2006 6:45 am
Forum: General off topic
Topic: Why did you choose your avatar?
Replies: 61
Views: 11722

RE: Why did you choose your avatar?

I'm a car nut, and the car in my avatar (Nissan 180sx) is what I'm currently saving for, and getting closer to - its a car I've wanted for 4 years. Although, the one in my avatar has an S13 Silvia front end on it, which is an awesome conversion, and one which I may or may not do, depending on what y...
by SilEighty
Sat 06.17.2006 3:26 am
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: We need to find out who the lurkers are -
Replies: 83
Views: 10072

RE: We need to find out who the lurkers are -

I kill cereal every morning for breakfast :P
by SilEighty
Sat 06.17.2006 1:50 am
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: This is how to teach tolerance
Replies: 43
Views: 4771

This is how to teach tolerance

Tolerance for other people learning a different language. Perhaps if this was done in schools, and in the general public, the world would be a much nicer place :p:p:p:p Ten ten one....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqXrCAbzd1E
by SilEighty
Fri 06.16.2006 11:18 pm
Forum: Problems
Topic: New Chat
Replies: 111
Views: 29210

RE: New Chat

There is still a chat program. Zengargoyle has already said a number of times that the flash chat won't be coming back, because it can't be used on this server. If you are on windows, i found Pandion very easy to use. Go to the website below, and download it, then install it. Once that is done, it w...
by SilEighty
Fri 06.16.2006 11:14 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga Discussions
Topic: for people who miss the old chat
Replies: 3
Views: 1521

RE: for people who miss the old chat

There is still a chat program. Zengargoyle has already said a number of times that the flash chat won't be coming back, because it can't be used on this server. If you are on windows, i found Pandion very easy to use. Go to the website below, and download it, then install it. Once that is done, it w...
by SilEighty
Tue 06.06.2006 4:06 am
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: The opposite side of the road..
Replies: 24
Views: 3285

RE: The opposite side of the road..

They do everything backwards over there :p I'm glad the japanese drive on the same side as us, otherwise the cost of imports would be rediculous with the conversion to RHD.... although i believe we are now allowed to drive left hand drive vehicles without the 6 foot wide "WARNING, LEFT HAND DRIVE VE...
by SilEighty
Mon 05.29.2006 7:17 am
Forum: General off topic
Topic: sleep
Replies: 6
Views: 1832

RE: sleep

I'm finding I'm speaking/thinking German a bit.... For some reason, the activity of trying to learn japanese has brought up quite a bit of German that I learned in high school.... And the more Japanese I try and learn, the more German words keep popping into my mind..... Soon I'll be speaking Japeng...
by SilEighty
Sat 05.27.2006 1:02 am
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: How have people expanded their vocabulary?
Replies: 2
Views: 640

How have people expanded their vocabulary?

I'm currently struggling a bit with gettting together a useable assortment of words in Japanese... I find the grammar difficult to study, because I don't know enough words to practise it with, but its rather pointless to open a dictionary and start learning words in that fashion, I think.... I've be...
by SilEighty
Thu 05.18.2006 4:04 am
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Kanji version of gaijin?
Replies: 12
Views: 3053

Kanji version of gaijin?

Quick (and probably stupid!) question - learned the kanji for foreign and person off a sheet my friend was looking through (mostly learned them because I noticed the On readings were 'gai' and 'jin'), and thought it would be logical to add them together to write foreigner, but I checked the jukago f...
by SilEighty
Sat 01.07.2006 1:14 am
Forum: 日本語の練習 (Practice Japanese)
Topic: Time to murder some sentences...
Replies: 12
Views: 3229

RE: Time to murder some sentences...

ありがとう。 Still unsure on how the 'to' usage works, but I guess its not essential to understand the sentence, so i'll just accept it until I work it out.
by SilEighty
Fri 01.06.2006 9:38 pm
Forum: 日本語の練習 (Practice Japanese)
Topic: Time to murder some sentences...
Replies: 12
Views: 3229

RE: Time to murder some sentences...

i'm having trouble finding the meaning of 'to' in this sort of context. I have seen it used a few times, but i thought it meant 'and', or as a sort of quotation mark? I'm guessing that eigo is implied, and superflous in you sentence, the kanji seems to mean speech? From what i can see, you've writte...
by SilEighty
Fri 01.06.2006 6:50 am
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: na vs i adjectives...
Replies: 5
Views: 1438

RE: na vs i adjectives...

ぜんぜんわからない。。。。 I guess this is something that just makes itself clear over time? I hope so, because my ears are bleeding.....
by SilEighty
Fri 01.06.2006 5:34 am
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: Stupid short question
Replies: 3
Views: 1010

RE: Stupid short question

ありがとうございます。
by SilEighty
Fri 01.06.2006 4:34 am
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: Stupid short question
Replies: 3
Views: 1010

Stupid short question

Would Datsun (as in the car) be written in hiragana, or would it be written as katakana since that name was mainly used for the がいじん market?