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English-Japanese Lauguage Exchange

Postby shinzou » Mon 06.30.2008 9:47 pm

Hajimashite, Jonathan desu.
I'd like to offer my teachings as a native English speaker to anyone interested in learning English.
I'm looking for preferably a native Nihon-jin, so that they may learn genuine English, and I may better my Nihongo.

Please feel free to email me, or private message me.
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Re: English-Japanese Lauguage Exchange

Postby chikara » Mon 06.30.2008 9:51 pm

shinzou wrote:...... so that they may learn genuine English ......

But you're a Canadian :?

:P :D
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Re: English-Japanese Lauguage Exchange

Postby shinzou » Mon 06.30.2008 9:54 pm

Canadian English is 99.99% identical to all other forms of English (British, American) with a few exceptions such as idioms and dialects. It's just as valid as any other form.

And no, we don't consider "eh" a word, or pronounce "about" like "aboot."

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Re: English-Japanese Lauguage Exchange

Postby chikara » Mon 06.30.2008 10:25 pm

shinzou wrote:Canadian English is 99.99% identical to all other forms of English (British, American) with a few exceptions such as idioms and dialects. It's just as valid as any other form. ....

Valid is different to genuine :)

99.99% identical to American English is a long way from genuine English. Consider this, if American English is identical to genuine English (British) why does it need a name to differentiate it?

You may harbour views which you don't realise colour your perception of what is genuine. ;)

Well, "eh" is a valid word however in some parts of this country it is pronounced as "ay" but who, other than the Scotts, pronounce "about" as "aboot"? :P :D
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Re: English-Japanese Lauguage Exchange

Postby richvh » Mon 06.30.2008 10:40 pm

There aren't a whole lot of native speakers of Japanese on this board, so this isn't the best place to look for language exchange partners. In any case, it's usually best to be taught the basics by someone fluent in your own language; language exchange should be left until you're an intermediate student at least.
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Re: English-Japanese Lauguage Exchange

Postby AJBryant » Mon 06.30.2008 11:45 pm

chikara wrote:You may harbour views which you don't realise colour your perception of what is genuine. ;)


That's right oil and the ridgy-didge. It's London to a brick only an ocker would rubbish great things like Strine.

Well, "eh" is a valid word however in some parts of this country it is pronounced as "ay" but who, other than the Scotts, pronounce "about" as "aboot"? :P :D


Canadians. We make fun of it. :)


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Re: English-Japanese Lauguage Exchange

Postby chikara » Tue 07.01.2008 12:07 am

AJBryant wrote:That's right oil and the ridgy-didge. It's London to a brick only an ocker would rubbish great things like Strine.

:lol:

Fair dinkum mate, I'll give you the drum, it's the "good oil" :)

AJBryant wrote:Canadians. We make fun of it.

Oh. I was wondering if the OP mistook me for a USA-ian :oops:
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Re: English-Japanese Lauguage Exchange

Postby AJBryant » Tue 07.01.2008 10:50 am

chikara wrote:
AJBryant wrote:That's right oil and the ridgy-didge. It's London to a brick only an ocker would rubbish great things like Strine.

:lol:

Fair dinkum mate, I'll give you the drum, it's the "good oil" :)


Well, I feel like a dill.

:)

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Re: English-Japanese Lauguage Exchange

Postby two_heads_talking » Tue 07.01.2008 11:23 am

chikara wrote:
shinzou wrote:...... so that they may learn genuine English ......

But you're a Canadian :?

:P :D

this coming from the Australian? lol.. oh well. not even the English speak proper anymore..
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Re: English-Japanese Lauguage Exchange

Postby AJBryant » Tue 07.01.2008 12:15 pm

To be fair, though (and going back to the OP), anyone who says "I'd like to offer my teachings" probably shouldn't be doing so. ;)


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Re: English-Japanese Lauguage Exchange

Postby two_heads_talking » Tue 07.01.2008 1:01 pm

AJBryant wrote:To be fair, though (and going back to the OP), anyone who says "I'd like to offer my teachings" probably shouldn't be doing so. ;)


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offering their teachings or speaking?
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Re: English-Japanese Lauguage Exchange

Postby AJBryant » Tue 07.01.2008 4:42 pm

The former. :)


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Re: English-Japanese Lauguage Exchange

Postby two_heads_talking » Tue 07.01.2008 4:47 pm

lol, sorry, I couldn't resist...

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Re: English-Japanese Lauguage Exchange

Postby chikara » Tue 07.01.2008 8:03 pm

two_heads_talking wrote:this coming from the Australian? lol.. oh well. not even the English speak proper anymore..

I wasn't for a minute suggesting that I spoke "genuine" English but the flavour of English I speak, in business at least, is probably closer than a Canadian's. If the OP was to teach genuine English via textual means then my written English is the same as genuine English (although the content may contain some local colour) which, as I'm sure you realise, is quite different from North American written English :)

I'm not sure what point the OP was trying to make by offering to teach "genuine" English :?

AJBryant wrote:To be fair, though (and going back to the OP), anyone who says "I'd like to offer my teachings" probably shouldn't be doing so. ;)

The thread title, "English-Japanese Lauguage Exchange" is also a bit of a concern :wink:
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Re: English-Japanese Language Exchange

Postby shinzou » Tue 07.01.2008 10:30 pm

Note to all users: disregard this thread. Apparently, I'm full of fail.
I didn't catch that spelling error until just now. ><
Also, a note not to post threads while half awake..
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