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can someone check my sig?

Postby nick-san » Sat 04.22.2006 2:14 am

Can anyone here check my signature? It's supposed to say "my name is nikku (nick in japanese)" does it? if not, what does it say?
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RE: can someone check my sig?

Postby Takeo Saeki » Sat 04.22.2006 2:22 am

Finally, a question I can answer. :D

I think it should be: わたし の なまえ わ ニク です
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Postby richvh » Sat 04.22.2006 2:24 am

It should say わたし は ニック です or わたし の なまえ は ニック です。 (I am Nick or My name is Nick, respectively.)

(Psst, Takeo-san, particle wa is spelled は, not わ)
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RE: can someone check my sig?

Postby Takeo Saeki » Sat 04.22.2006 2:27 am

Damn. Well, I was close at least.
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RE: can someone check my sig?

Postby nick-san » Sat 04.22.2006 2:31 am

the particle "wa" is spelled わ. the particle "ha" is spelled は but there mostly the same
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RE: can someone check my sig?

Postby Sorako » Sat 04.22.2006 2:42 am

Well, the particle "wa" is expressed as は. Everytime. :)


So, to reiterate...

わたし の なまえ は ニック です。

Or...

私の名前はニックです。
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Postby Machina Maw » Sat 04.22.2006 2:50 am

nick-san wrote:
the particle "wa" is spelled わ. the particle "ha" is spelled は but there mostly the same


There is no particle "ha". The particle is "wa" and it is written as a hiragana "ha" は.
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Postby richvh » Sat 04.22.2006 11:26 am

The particle は is pronounced "wa." This is the topic/subject particle that you should be using in that sentence. There is also a particle わ, but it only appears at the end of the sentence, and is mostly used in feminine speech.
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RE: can someone check my sig?

Postby Mukade » Sat 04.22.2006 11:43 am

Well, here in the Kansai area, the sentence-final わ is not considered feminine.

Conversely, the formation しちゃった (shortened from してしまいました) is considered effeminate.
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RE: can someone check my sig?

Postby Jim » Sat 04.22.2006 5:35 pm

nick-san wrote:
Can anyone here check my signature? It's supposed to say "my name is nikku (nick in japanese)" does it? if not, what does it say?

You normally put english (or another language in general) in Katakana so people know it's a borrowed word.

わたし の なまえ ニック です。 Watashi no namae Nikku desu - My name is nick.
わたし は ニック です。 Watashi wa Nikku desu - I am Nick.

You can just type "Niku" or "nikku" and it will come up as the same thing. Also, I had the same problem when learning hiragana but wa/わ when being used as a grammar particle is typed as ha/は, but when typing わ as part of a word, it can be just typed as わ. The は when used as a particle is still pronounced "wa".

It seems to be a quirky thing with Japanese and I don't know why its like that either, I just do it. ;)
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RE: can someone check my sig?

Postby TrilinguisT » Sat 04.22.2006 7:17 pm

Mukade wrote:
Well, here in the Kansai area, the sentence-final わ is not considered feminine.

Conversely, the formation しちゃった (shortened from してしまいました) is considered effeminate.


that's so wierd... so if YOU say --- atsui wa ne.. you wont sound gay becuase you are in kansai... but in tokyo you will sound gay...
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Postby AJBryant » Sun 04.23.2006 12:17 am

You can just type "Niku" or "nikku" and it will come up as the same thing.


No, it won't. Type "niku" and you get ニク. Type "nikku" and you get ニック.

but in tokyo you will sound gay...


Not if you say it right. In Osaka, it's a falling intonation. The feminine form is a rising tone. Say it right and they'll just think you learned Japanese at Kansai Gaidai.

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Postby keatonatron » Sun 04.23.2006 4:55 am

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RE: can someone check my sig?

Postby Jim » Sun 04.23.2006 3:04 pm

AJBryant wrote:
You can just type "Niku" or "nikku" and it will come up as the same thing.


No, it won't. Type "niku" and you get ニク. Type "nikku" and you get ニック.

ah, shite, your right actually I just tested it out, I must have had my head up my arse :p
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RE: can someone check my sig?

Postby AJBryant » Sun 04.23.2006 5:41 pm

ah, shite, your right actually I just tested it out, I must have had my head up my arse


It's only fair. I spend a good deal of time in the same position. ;)

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