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Old August 23, 2009, 12:13 AM
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Originally Posted by ookami View Post
Thanks both and please continue correcting me if you can It's the only way I can improve.
Don't tell me Empanada that it isn't a lovely language to hear!
Ok I will if it' s worth a correction. Sofar you're doing fine.
Yes it sounds lovely, definitely.. I agree. Very sweet in fact. But it'd be hard work learning it.
In fact before this I would love to learn either some more Greek or Turkish (or both) because they both sound very lovely as well - though Turkish isn't the easierst of languages either.

What made you decide to start learning Japanese by the way?

Some more common expressions:

ど う も あ り が と う ご ざ い ま す Muchas Gracias (de una manera formal)
do u mo a ri ga to u go za i ma su
So, noticeably 'masu' is often said at the end of a word. Do you know what it means, or is it a word that indicates politeness or a formal 'u' / 'usted' maybe?

ど う い た し ま し て De nada
do u i ta shi ma shi te
Twice 'shi' , after konnitchiwa (good night). The word 'i ta' also seems to
reappear in these constructions. Can you tell us some more what 'i ta' and 'chi' mean if you can translate those characters to a corresponding word or concept?

い た だ き ま す *Saludos para antes de empezar a comer.
i ta da ki ma su
Hey so I remembered it correctly It's been a few years but it sounded so charming I remembered it.

いっ て き ま す *Saludos para irse de un lugar, sería como: "¡Me voy!"
i t te ki ma su
So the only big difference between thwese two is 't' instead of 'ta' and 'da' instead of 'te' ? So I suppose those words then signify the actual action that is taking place (Enjoy the meal, versus, I am going?). Or is that reasoning too simple and should other things be taken into consideration as well?

いっ て い ら しゃ い *en respuesta al anterior, como: "¡Que te vaya bien!"
i t te i ra sha i

た だ い ま *Saludo cuando se llega a un lugar, como: "Ya llegue"
ta da i ma
So 't te' is about going I assume (twice in two constructions about going) and 'ta da' ?
Are te and ta opposite (as in 'away' and 'to' movements?).
Is there assimilation in Japanese? I.e. if you have 'da', 'te' becomes 'ta' as well, or is this not done?

Nexy time: phonetic and first dialogue.
Can I ask you, what does your nickname mean? I assume it is Japanese too?
"Roam with young Persephone.
With the morrow, there shall be
One more wraith among your number"
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