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by ニッキー
Sun 06.05.2011 10:48 am
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: Homework help, please!
Replies: 8
Views: 4386

Re: Homework help, please!

Doesn't 1 actually say she's the German language?
by ニッキー
Tue 09.08.2009 9:58 am
Forum: Computers & Technology
Topic: A Japanese/English dictionary with Linux/KDE?
Replies: 21
Views: 18892

Re: A Japanese/English dictionary with Linux/KDE?

How accurate is the dictionary you posted? That’s if you've used the dictionary. gjiten, kiten and gwaei all use EDICT, which is also what http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jwb/cgi-bin/wwwjdic.cgi?1C uses. I don't speak Japanese well enough to say how accurate it really is, but given the amount of wor...
by ニッキー
Mon 09.07.2009 7:23 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Self intro
Replies: 15
Views: 5306

Re: Self intro

On the other hand, it says only standard British is considered grammatically correct, so most of these deviations seem to be tied to another language being native. I would say http://www.languageinindia.com/may2003/annika.html#chapter5 answers that... Indian speakers of English are primarily bi- or...
by ニッキー
Sat 09.05.2009 1:52 pm
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: If it weren't for the writing system...
Replies: 69
Views: 24383

Re: If it weren't for the writing system...

Not being able to read Korean, this looks... um... interesting, but I have no idea what any of these are. ;) I kinda felt the same ... all these symbols all look the same :oops: not like kanji! :twisted: Could you provide furig... err romanization for it? I (seriously) would like to have a feeling ...
by ニッキー
Thu 09.03.2009 4:24 am
Forum: 英語の練習
Topic: Grin like a shot fox?!?
Replies: 19
Views: 18025

Re: Grin like a shot fox?!?

I think balmy describes those T-shirts very well. :D
by ニッキー
Tue 09.01.2009 9:30 pm
Forum: General off topic
Topic: Sumimasen
Replies: 4
Views: 2522

Re: Sumimasen

Welcome back! Let's hope that things go more smoothly this time. :)
by ニッキー
Wed 08.12.2009 6:30 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Naichau; Aruiteru
Replies: 3
Views: 1452

Re: Naichau; Aruiteru

While you're free to romanise how you like, my preference is to write aruiteru as one word because it's a contraction.
by ニッキー
Sat 08.08.2009 1:13 pm
Forum: 英語の練習
Topic: It will not be / It will be not
Replies: 14
Views: 20973

Re: It will not be / It will be not

I agree with Yudan, it doesn't sound at all natural to me either.
by ニッキー
Fri 08.07.2009 11:07 pm
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Japanese Girl Names, New baby!
Replies: 51
Views: 22454

Re: Japanese Girl Names, New baby!

And the slightly unusual "most people don't know how to pronounce the name so I'll stick a -y at the end of it" Zoe. Is Zoe an uncommon name in America? It seems a bit odd to me that people wouldn't know how to pronounce it, but I guess that's because it's a really common name in the UK (it's been ...
by ニッキー
Thu 08.06.2009 2:23 pm
Forum: Computers & Technology
Topic: A Japanese/English dictionary with Linux/KDE?
Replies: 21
Views: 18892

Re: A Japanese/English dictionary with Linux/KDE?

You might want to check out gWaei. Gjiten isn't being developed anymore it seems, so someone created gWaei to replace it. For gWaei, I think you need gwaei-1.0-1.i386.rpm from http://sourceforge.net/projects/gwaei/files/ There are RPMs for SuSE and FC4 on http://gjiten.sourceforge.net/ which might w...
by ニッキー
Wed 08.05.2009 5:27 pm
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: Name Pronunciation
Replies: 47
Views: 41322

Re: Name Pronunciation

I wouldn't say that pronouncing "Suki" as "sue-key" is wrong if you're speaking English. If you're saying it in Japanese, then yes, it'd be wrong, but the rules of Japanese pronunciation don't apply to English. After all, in English we say "frijole" and "tamale" as "free-ho-lee" and "tah-mah-lee", ...
by ニッキー
Wed 08.05.2009 5:14 pm
Forum: 日本語の練習 (Practice Japanese)
Topic: Made up conversation in the present tense
Replies: 20
Views: 9481

Re: Made up conversation in the present tense

So where was I offended or unkind? Telling an ignorant person that they are showing their ignorance is no more unkind than telling a child that their room is dirty, clean it up before inviting visitors over. There's a difference there, "dirty" applies to the room, not the person. It would be closer...
by ニッキー
Tue 08.04.2009 1:14 am
Forum: 日本語の練習 (Practice Japanese)
Topic: Another (more simple) correction
Replies: 5
Views: 4691

Re: Another (more simple) correction

This is kind of a strange sentence in English as well (why do you need to specify that you can't play all instruments? Nobody can do that.) The problem with your second sentence is that you are literally saying you cannot play all instruments (i.e. that you can play no instruments). Changing を to は...
by ニッキー
Wed 07.29.2009 6:44 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Konnichiwa
Replies: 9
Views: 2481

Re: Konnichiwa

Wikipedia seems to use フアン for Juan, like on http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/フアン