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RE: i cant count.

Postby guitarplayer7694 » Sun 11.18.2007 10:12 pm

sorry I'm used to that kind of typing (being 14) for instance wat= what y=why u=you.and i mean wat would you use to say 3 apples, different numbers are used for that than say used for giving a phone number.
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RE: i cant count.

Postby chikara » Sun 11.18.2007 10:42 pm

guitarplayer7694 wrote:
sorry I'm used to that kind of typing (being 14) for instance wat= what y=why u=you.....

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.... showing good grammar and spelling as well as following standard internet protocols ...... Posters are expected to take the time to write well

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.... and i mean wat would you use to say 3 apples, different numbers are used for that than say used for giving a phone number.

Did you bother to read the article linked to in my earlier post?

In Japanese there are two types of numbers, Japanese native numbers and Chinese origin numbers. Japanese native numbers (hitotsu, futatsu, mittsu ...) go up to 10 and are used without counters for objects (such as apples) while Chinese origin numbers (ichi, ni, san ...) are unlimited and are used with counters.

There are three apples
ringo ga mittsu arimasu
ringo san ko arimasu
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RE: i cant count.

Postby guitarplayer7694 » Sun 11.18.2007 10:49 pm

sorry i did not realise that there was a link. thank you for clarifying the number issue and the "wat" was a mistake, i try to type correctly but it was a habit.
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RE: i cant count.

Postby chikara » Sun 11.18.2007 11:03 pm

dou itashimashite :)

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RE: i cant count.

Postby Mike Cash » Mon 11.19.2007 10:37 am

Tspoonami wrote:
Mike Cash wrote:
He's a guitar player. He only needs to count to four anyway.


What if someone asks him how many strings his instrument has?


Then I hope he doubles on bass.
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RE: i cant count.

Postby guitarplayer7694 » Mon 11.19.2007 1:08 pm

lol
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RE: i cant count.

Postby Tspoonami » Mon 11.19.2007 7:28 pm

Mike Cash wrote:
Then I hope he doubles on bass.

I'm not so sure.
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RE: i cant count.

Postby chikara » Mon 11.19.2007 8:19 pm

Tspoonami wrote:
Mike Cash wrote:
Then I hope he doubles on bass.

I'm not so sure.

Take your pick (or should that be plectrum) from Conklin Guitars' bass gallery B)

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RE: i cant count.

Postby guitarplayer7694 » Mon 11.19.2007 10:18 pm

ah the bass simple in design and playing yet so crucial to the rhythm of a song subtle yet strong ,unlike guitar lead, aggressive, in your face, RWAK. lol had to let the inner rock star out. people should do that more often, go ahead hurl a TV through a window.
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RE: i cant count.

Postby Kisshu » Mon 11.19.2007 11:52 pm

richvh wrote:
It's the other way around. Because "shi" (4) is a homophone of "shi" (death), yon and nana are much more commonly used than shi and shichi.


Actually, for young people these days, I think they use shi more commonly. I asked qutie a few exchange students this because I myself was confused ;) I was with one of my Japanese friends and we were counting something (I can't remember what) and when I said yon, she looked at me funny and told me most people use shi.
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RE: i cant count.

Postby guitarplayer7694 » Tue 11.20.2007 12:04 am

gosh dang it to confusing why the 2 words for one thing.lol
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