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あ、そう

Postby clay » Mon 09.22.2008 5:16 am

First, we arrived safely in Tokyo and are happily staying in an internet friendly hotel. :)

Yumi, turning on the TV, saw that 麻生太郎 (Asou Tarou) became the new Prime Minister. Yumi's mother (who was in the other room) responded with an, 「あ、そう。」

It took her a few seconds to figure out why we were laughing. Even a Baba can give a good oyaji gyagu occasionally.

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I am wondering if I should have written it as 「あっ、そう」 instead. Anyone know which is more standard?
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Re: あ、そう

Postby AJBryant » Mon 09.22.2008 3:30 pm

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Re: あ、そう

Postby Wakannai » Mon 09.22.2008 6:43 pm

I know the small tsu is used a lot in manga, so if you wanted a more manga feel then small tsu. If you wanted a more literary feel then comma.
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Re: あ、そう

Postby clay » Mon 09.22.2008 6:58 pm

Native speakers may prefer a small tsu when it shows more of a surprise too. Maybe it depends more context than style.
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Re: あ、そう

Postby becki_kanou » Mon 09.22.2008 11:30 pm

Clay- it seems that your whole family is just a font of 親父ギャッグ.....

I'm jealous! :mrgreen:
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Re: あ、そう

Postby Harisenbon » Tue 09.23.2008 9:20 pm

Want to start taking bets on how long this Asou will last?
We'll have another chance to use the あっそう line when he retires. ;)

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