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Help me with a few sentences and correct the ones I already

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RE: Help me with a few sentences and correct the ones I alre

Postby lalaith » Wed 04.18.2007 5:11 pm

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Really? I'm glad you like it. I am so bad at making stories it took me forever just to come up with forgetful monkey. :(


Yeah, I liked it. For an extremely short story, it still had a plot and a nice hook at the end. The monkey's an animal that appears a lot in Japanese traditional fairy tales, so it's got a Japanese feel to it.

oh btw here is the picture I am using for the monster.


That made me laugh out loud.

So how did your assignment go?
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RE: Help me with a few sentences and correct the ones I alre

Postby Nick The Imp » Wed 04.18.2007 7:36 pm

So how did your assignment go?


umm...I was kind of sick today so I didn't go.

One quick question though. Did I spell lighsaber correctly? I put ライトセーバー. maybe without the last -?

edit: I almost forgot. If the monkey's name is Saru I need to call him Saru-san correct?
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Postby AJBryant » Wed 04.18.2007 8:04 pm

The monkey's name is Monkey?


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RE: Help me with a few sentences and correct the ones I alre

Postby Nick The Imp » Wed 04.18.2007 8:22 pm

AJBryant wrote:
The monkey's name is Monkey?


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Yes. I don't know any good Japanese names plus it's a children's book so whatev.

Are there only 9 emoticons available? :o
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RE: Help me with a few sentences and correct the ones I alre

Postby hungryhotei » Wed 04.18.2007 8:27 pm

I think that モンキー would be a much better name than サル. But thats just me.
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RE: Help me with a few sentences and correct the ones I alre

Postby lalaith » Wed 04.18.2007 8:40 pm

Nick The Imp wrote:

umm...I was kind of sick today so I didn't go.

One quick question though. Did I spell lighsaber correctly? I put ライトセーバー. maybe without the last -?
?


Sorry to hear you weren't feeling well. I'll leave the lightsaber question to the experts. Anytime I take a guess at what the Japanese version of an English word is, I get it wrong.

(I'm editing this in afterwards. Lightsaber would be ライトサーベル according to the WWWJDIC -- that's the online dictionary I told you about. "Lightsaber" isn't in there per se, but it had both "light" & "saber".)

edit: I almost forgot. If the monkey's name is Saru I need to call him Saru-san correct?


If he's a school-age monkey you might want to call him Saru-chan, but, yes, Saru-san works.

(Also edited later: I forgot Monkey was a boy. That should be with a "kun" ending not a "chan".)

Yes. I don't know any good Japanese names plus it's a children's book so whatev.

Are there only 9 emoticons available?


Only 9 on this site. I just link them from another site.

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As for names, there are plenty of sites listing Japanese names. This one's got the most common ones:
http://www.japanese-name-translation.com/site/japanese_baby_names.html
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RE: Help me with a few sentences and correct the ones I alre

Postby lalaith » Wed 04.18.2007 9:03 pm

AJBryant wrote:
The monkey's name is Monkey?


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Hey, what's wrong with that? My mom named my teddy bear, テッヂコちゃん. My stuffed rabbit was named "Rabbity" and when I got a real bunny, I named him, "Lapin" which is rabbit in French. And lest I forget, one of my favorite children's literary characters is Bunnicula, the vegetable sucking vampire bunny.

Be careful what you say in response or you may find all your vegetables mysteriously drained of their juices. You don't want to incur the wrath of Bunnicula. :)
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Postby Nick The Imp » Wed 04.18.2007 9:36 pm

^^I like simple names like that. It's funny watching anime and then finding out what naruto, kakashi, and kurosaki mean. :D

I went with monki- though. It sound's funnier to me. Thanks for all the help. ;)
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Postby AJBryant » Thu 04.19.2007 2:10 am

You could always go the classical Japanese mode and try something like Sarunosuke or Sarubei.


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