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RE: Stupid Questions

Postby Infidel » Thu 08.31.2006 11:57 pm

Well, I'm certianly not going to complain about people reading the FAQ :)
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RE: Stupid Questions

Postby keatonatron » Fri 09.01.2006 5:49 am

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RE: Stupid Questions

Postby paul_b » Fri 09.01.2006 5:50 am

keatonatron wrote:
Awesome.

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RE: Stupid Questions

Postby lomagu » Fri 09.01.2006 6:03 am

I wonder if anyone on this forum already has a kanji tattoo... someone should start a tattoo thread!
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RE: Stupid Questions

Postby clay » Fri 09.01.2006 8:24 am

Well said (Wiki)
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RE: Stupid Questions

Postby Harisenbon » Fri 09.01.2006 10:59 pm

So, eh... what's the Japanese counterpart of "y'all", then?


I always feel あんたら has kind of a slangy "ya'll" feel

あなた達?


That's just normal Japanese.
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RE: Stupid Questions

Postby magma » Fri 09.01.2006 11:34 pm

I want an explicitly plural second-person pronoun too! Why can't "y'all" be considered proper English?

The Japanese can't even be bothered to make their nouns singular or plural! So why do they have anatagata, anatara, omaera and all the rest, and all we got is y'all?? I'm tired of having to use silly phrases like "you guys" or "you people". Even "yous" would be an improvement!
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RE: Stupid Questions

Postby Infidel » Fri 09.01.2006 11:49 pm

all we got is y'all??


you all? Everyone, You, anyone, everybody. You do realize that you can be used to address a crowd right? You is one of those words that can be plural based on context.

I want an explicitly plural second-person pronoun too! Why can't "y'all" be considered proper English?


Personally, I'd rather have a gender neutral pronoun. Then I wouldn't have to butcher a perfectly good concise sentence to make it Politically Correct.
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RE: Stupid Questions

Postby magma » Sat 09.02.2006 12:04 am

You do realize that you can be used to address a crowd right? You is one of those words that can be plural based on context.


That's why I said "explicitly plural"! When three guys are standing in my cube at work, and I want ALL of them to go away, "you go away now!" isn't always sufficient--usually only the one I happen to be looking at leaves. And I don't want to have to do a sweeping hand gesture to indicate that I mean "Y'ALL go away!"

Personally, I'd rather have a gender neutral pronoun.

Yes, a third-person one--that would be handy. Then we could have "he", "she", and "ji". :D
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RE: Stupid Questions

Postby richvh » Sat 09.02.2006 12:07 am

You is specifically plural. The problem is that, in common usage, it has completely replaced the second person singular pronoun (thou).
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RE: Stupid Questions

Postby keatonatron » Sat 09.02.2006 12:18 am

I like 'yous'. It's pretty logical... take 'you' and add a plural 's'.
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RE: Stupid Questions

Postby Tspoonami » Sat 09.02.2006 12:32 am

magma wrote:Yes, a third-person one--that would be handy. Then we could have "he", "she", and "ji". :D

Amen! (>^_^)>

Y'all sounds really lame unless you have lived in a place where it is used often for a long time... or you have a good Southern US accent impression. I personally say 'all of you,' but 'yous' is good too... especially if you're from New York :D

When I speak, the only slang I consistently use is 'like,' and I'm trying to cut it out of my speech as much as possible... It is annoying. Maybe I should talk like Rock Lee... people would look at me funny.

Just by chance, does anyone have a good idea as to what unaccented English would be? Because most people think Americans speak unaccented English... but that's an American accent! I don't think there is a thing such as unaccented English, because it didn't originate in one specific place...

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RE: Stupid Questions

Postby Infidel » Sat 09.02.2006 1:24 am

accent is something everyone has. The Chicago area is usually used when referencing standard American English.
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RE: Stupid Questions

Postby becks23 » Sat 09.02.2006 6:11 am

Tspoonami wrote:
Just by chance, does anyone have a good idea as to what unaccented English would be? Because most people think Americans speak unaccented English... but that's an American accent! I don't think there is a thing such as unaccented English, because it didn't originate in one specific place...


Unaccented english is English English B)
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RE: Stupid Questions

Postby datdo » Sat 09.02.2006 8:52 am

no...theres the British accent, Scottish accent, Irish accent...does Wales have an accent?
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