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Say hello to Tony! (AJBryant)

Postby keatonatron » Thu 03.16.2006 10:41 am

Tony,

I am curious about your background. I looked through the old introduction posts, and I didn't see one by you. I'm assuming others are as interested as I am as to how you came to know as much as you do!

I know you lived in Tokyo at some point, and now you teach, right? At a college?

How long did you live in Japan? Where in Japan have you lived? How did you get interested in Classical Japanse/go about studying it? When did you first start learning normal (modern) Japanese? What made you decide to move back home to teach?

I figured I'd start your intro thread for ya B)
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RE: Say hello to Tony! (AJBryant)

Postby WacKostRacKo » Thu 03.16.2006 12:39 pm

hello Tony
tanuki wrote:
How about:

外人: これはすしです。すしが好きです。
日本人: おお!日本語が上手ですね。
外人: Erm....what?


story of my life...
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RE: Say hello to Tony! (AJBryant)

Postby coco » Thu 03.16.2006 12:48 pm

:D:D 
I'm going to shout, also.
"Hello Tony!"
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Postby amego » Thu 03.16.2006 1:04 pm

Yozzz Tony!!!
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Postby tanuki » Thu 03.16.2006 2:03 pm

Hello, Tony-san! :)
僕の下手な日本語を直してください。
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RE: Say hello to Tony! (AJBryant)

Postby AJBryant » Thu 03.16.2006 3:07 pm

I am SO going to have to smack you. :)

Here's the "academic" version of my "about the author" page.

http://www.sengokudaimyo.com/bungo/bungo.author.html

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Postby TokyoRoze » Thu 03.16.2006 3:19 pm

haha this is great. idk y but it just is




しんぱいしないでbryanさん
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RE: Say hello to Tony! (AJBryant)

Postby keatonatron » Thu 03.16.2006 10:22 pm

Where did you study classical Japanese? At the university in Tokyo?
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Postby kanadajin » Thu 03.16.2006 10:34 pm

Hi tony :D
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Postby AJBryant » Thu 03.16.2006 11:49 pm

Where did you study classical Japanese? At the university in Tokyo?


At Indiana University. They had a pretty good Classical Japanese thing for a while. They still might, but I don't know what the current format is. (They used to throw Hojoki at you and say, "start parsing sentences." :o:p)

Hi, all!

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RE: Say hello to Tony! (AJBryant)

Postby ss » Thu 03.16.2006 11:52 pm

I 想像する Tony is like 诸葛亮 - 上知天文,下曉地理, 博学な !

诸葛亮(三国时代蜀汉刘备的军师)有经天维地的才煤F上知天文,下晓地理。
这里的天文可不是今天的天文学,或者气象预报,过去的方士都懂得用易理来解释观察到的天象,用今天科学概念来说,他们箔ヒ破一定层次时空限制来观测更大范围的时空变化。
诸葛亮精通易理数术,懂得观察天象以判断时事。
另外他也会看人相,据传诸葛亮第一次见到魏延keatonatron 前世 :o ??!,便预知此人日后会叛变,后来魏延果然在诸葛亮病死五丈原后背叛了蜀国,而诸葛亮早预备锦囊,安排大将马岱将魏延诛杀。→ I am SO going to have to smack you. :)


:D:D:D I know you understand the above, Tony-san ...... :D:D:D


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ii Coco-san & amego-san, can figure out that ? ;) ii
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RE: Say hello to Tony! (AJBryant)

Postby keatonatron » Fri 03.17.2006 12:16 am

Unfortunately, I don't speak Chinese. :(
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RE: Say hello to Tony! (AJBryant)

Postby ss » Fri 03.17.2006 12:33 am

Hmmmm....... I surely know that ! :D
Perhaps you should consider learning now, then your kanji will improve rapidly, and most important, know what's going on there ! :D:D:D
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RE: Say hello to Tony! (AJBryant)

Postby keatonatron » Fri 03.17.2006 1:38 am

I've already been approached many times on that subject! My Chinese friend at school asked me why I'm learning Japanese and not Chinese. Many people have brought up the fact that Chinese is much more powerful in the world of business.

The fact of the matter is, I'm simply not interested in Chinese. I've been to China, and although it was fun and interesting, I have no real interest in learning the language. I'm not going to deal with international business; outside of vacationing I don't plan to go to China or another Chinese-speaking country; and most of all I think learning a load of "chinese-only" kanji would just be confusing and detrimental to my Japanese studies :D

I think the farthest I will go is poking around in what kanji looked like before it evolved to what it is in modern Japanese, but outside of that, no thanks. :p
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RE: Say hello to Tony! (AJBryant)

Postby punkgrl326 » Fri 03.17.2006 3:00 am

Wow Tony, Those are some nice accomplishments! :)
"Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one's self-esteem. That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily."

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