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Postby Shibakoen » Sat 07.15.2006 11:11 am

Ok, I'm reading a book about Ryoma Sakamoto and of course one of the major themes in the book is the whole "Open the country" vs. "Expel the barbarians" debate. Anyway, I was thinking about it and wouldn't you consider any person who lives in a town for several years and never learns the correct pronunciation of that town to be a barbarian? How many grunts and former grunts do I have to meet before I meet ONE who knows how to pronounce Yokosuka? And Asakusa is not asaKUsa. Anyway, I just met another person who used to live there and can't pronounce it correctly. It's just amazing. At least take SOME time to try to learn the language and the culture...

Sorry. Had to vent.
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Postby thunderdragoonz » Sat 07.15.2006 12:10 pm

cool thats cool... I live there right now! its pronounced YOKOsuka
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Postby richvh » Sat 07.15.2006 1:10 pm

I wasn't stationed in Yokosuka, but in Iwakuni everyone on base that I remember hearing said "YoKOs'ka"
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Postby Shibakoen » Sun 07.16.2006 12:15 pm

Everyone I've ever met who was stationed there mispronounces it and just about every other name of every other place in japan. I mean come on, even if they don't study it, they must hear the name said on the trains!
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Postby Ongakuka » Sun 07.16.2006 12:34 pm

And Asakusa is not asaKUsa.
Right. I got it wrong the first time, heck I'd forgive anyone who gets it wrong the first time, but it drives me crazy to hear "Asa-ku-sa" again and again after I'd patiently explained several times before that the 'U' is silent (unless you say it slowly of course, which no one ever does):)
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Postby Oyaji » Sun 07.16.2006 12:43 pm

I heard two military guys talking on a train once, and at first I thought they were talking about a rodeo. I finally realized what they were saying when they got off at 池袋. (Ike-buckaroo).
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Postby Harisenbon » Sun 07.16.2006 1:00 pm

And Asakusa is not asaKUsa.


Depends whether or not you live in/around tokyo. ;)

Unless you:re talking about just the standard foreigner accent or something. 浅草 is always pronounced あさくさ around these parts.
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Postby keatonatron » Mon 07.17.2006 4:44 am

thunderdragoonz wrote:
cool thats cool... I live there right now! its pronounced YOKOsuka


Are you SURE it's not Yakooska?

Harisenbon wrote:
Unless you:re talking about just the standard foreigner accent or something. 浅草 is always pronounced あさくさ around these parts.


I'm not sure where you're stressing that, but I think what the OP meant is a lot of people pronounce it like asa-koosa when it should be like a-sak-sa.
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RE: Yokosuka

Postby becks23 » Mon 07.17.2006 5:58 am

Have you ever taken the time to listen to Eagle 810 in Tokyo?? They stereotype so much on that station. "I just learned a Japanese word...now i'm gonna master the way of the ninja and take flight WAA CHA!!" They are stuck on ninjas for some reason. "She's giving me the death ninja look like any second she's gonna apply the death choke" Even the ads are class"When in town...ACT JAPANESE and not American. Your secrecy is our most important mission" That last part is fine and dandy,most importantly understanable, but the whole act Japanese thing really jumps at me.

KHAN-TO plains, YOKOSKA, it seems like a trend:|
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RE: Yokosuka

Postby thunderdragoonz » Mon 07.17.2006 8:25 am

hontou ni tsukareruna kimitchi wa... msn de voice chat shiteyaru kara add shiro! sore nara monku wa nai daro?
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Postby paul_b » Mon 07.17.2006 8:34 am

thunderdragoonz wrote:
hontou ni tsukareruna kimitchi wa... msn de voice chat shiteyaru kara add shiro! sore nara monku wa nai daro?

2chに逝け。
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Postby thunderdragoonz » Mon 07.17.2006 9:18 am

haha paul u got some nice japanese dude.... are u japanese or somethng haha?
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RE: Yokosuka

Postby paul_b » Mon 07.17.2006 9:20 am

thunderdragoonz wrote:
haha paul u got some nice japanese dude.... are u japanese or somethng haha?

No, but I _have_ been to 2ch.
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RE: Yokosuka

Postby thunderdragoonz » Mon 07.17.2006 9:21 am

naw 2 ch is kinda eh...
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RE: Yokosuka

Postby Oyaji » Mon 07.17.2006 10:05 am

thunderdragoonz wrote:
hontou ni tsukareruna kimitchi wa... msn de voice chat shiteyaru kara add shiro! sore nara monku wa nai daro?


You obviously missed Paul's point.

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That style of Japanese is not welcome here, and if you feel the need to use it you should go elsewhere.
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