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Postby lafaxmachine » Wed 03.10.2010 5:35 am

I'm from the west coast of Canada. I've been interested in Japanese for a while, and even took half a year of it in high school, but haven't really learned much. Now I'm relearning from the ground up, and my learning has been kick-started because my mom is taking me to a japanese opera at the end of May. English is my first language, French is my second, which makes Japanese my third. I enjoy watching anime, writing, and riding horses. I hope to make a trip to japan at some point.

Well, nice to join here! I'm more of a lurker though, at least until I get a better understanding of the language.
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Re: Hello

Postby Harisenbon » Wed 03.10.2010 5:54 am

TJPへようこそ

I know what you mean about being more of a lurker.
I read this site about 2-3 times a day, and post maybe once a week if I'm lucky. ;)
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Re: Hello

Postby chikara » Wed 03.10.2010 8:39 pm

TJPへようこそ  :)
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Re: Hello

Postby AJBryant » Wed 03.10.2010 10:25 pm

Ah, allow me to welcome you in your own language:


Welcome, eh.

:)

I was briefly engaged to a lovely thing from Vancouver. I therefore have an inordinate fondness for western Canuckland.


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Re: Hello

Postby lafaxmachine » Thu 03.11.2010 12:59 am

Haha, thank you. Now I feel so much more at home here. I'll actually be moving to Vancouver next year.

Thanks for the welcome.

どうぞよろしく。(just learned this from my textbook today!)
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Re: Hello

Postby AJBryant » Thu 03.11.2010 3:03 pm

Vancouver is a cool place. After years of watching Stargate and the X-Files, I feel like I've been there a hundred times. :)

I think if I were to ever move to Canadia (heh) I'd go to Vancouver. It's such a wonderfully cosmopolitan city. I have friends in Tronno, but... sorry. Vancouver has more cool Asian stuff.
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Re: Hello

Postby lafaxmachine » Sat 03.13.2010 4:35 am

So far, if I were gonna move elsewhere in Canada I'd move to Ottawa because that's a pretty chill place. I don't get to Vancouver too much, but I imagine once I do it'll be chill too. Tronno? Did you mean Toronto? I haven't been there since I was really young. Don't have anyone I know there either, so I probably won't go anytime soon.

Vancouver should be cool because then I can pester my cousins.
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Re: Hello

Postby AJBryant » Sat 03.13.2010 3:33 pm

lafaxmachine wrote:Tronno? Did you mean Toronto?



Yup. That's the place. Tronno. :)
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Re: Hello

Postby chikara » Sun 03.14.2010 8:11 pm

lafaxmachine wrote:..... Tronno? Did you mean Toronto? .....

Do you mean that "Tronno" is not the correct pronunciation? :shock:

When I lived the USA I even worked with a guy from Tronno for a while. But then I also worked with someone from Marilyn.
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Re: Hello

Postby Sairana » Mon 03.15.2010 10:51 pm

chikara wrote:
lafaxmachine wrote:..... Tronno? Did you mean Toronto? .....

Do you mean that "Tronno" is not the correct pronunciation? :shock:

When I lived the USA I even worked with a guy from Tronno for a while. But then I also worked with someone from Marilyn.


I booked an airline flight for someone from Wooster once.... after I argued with him that American Airlines doesn't service Wooster for about half an hour. Boy was I wrong, we did in fact service Worcester, MA. O.O I'm not from the Northeast... how was I to know!? It's almost as bad as N'awlins.
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Re: Hello

Postby lafaxmachine » Tue 03.16.2010 1:50 am

Well, I'm not from the east, and I know the dialect is a little different there... so maybe it is? I don't consciously say To-ron-to or Tronno, but I've never heard myself say it and never really listened closely to anyone else say it. I never knew I had an accent until some guy from Texas pointed it out. When I was 19.
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