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    (Original post by Matisse)
    Yes, there is a subtle difference when pronouncing each word, even though it's more of a casual inflection that would only be noticed by another native speaker. Because the Japanese language is phonetically very different to English, what may sound uncannily similar is actually different. Many Japanese learners will often struggle with slight nuances like this. :tongue:
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    Bedtime. Goodnight all :goodnight:
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    Wouldn't it be ka-zo-ku and the other ka-i-zo-ku? (although i is E pronounced if I remember correctly)
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    (Original post by Ewan)
    Wouldn't it be ka-zo-ku and the other ka-i-zo-ku? (although i is E pronounced if I remember correctly)
    Isn't it pronouncing what would be Japanese characters in their base form? That would indeed make them sound considerably different.

    O-yasumi nasai

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    (Original post by Liquidus Zeromus)
    Isn't it pronouncing what would be Japanese characters in their base form? That would indeed make them sound considerably different.

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    (Original post by Ewan)
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    Basically, I was wondering if those words would actually be written with multiple characters.

    Case in hand, konnichiwa = こんにちは
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    (Original post by Liquidus Zeromus)
    Basically, I was wondering if those words would actually be written with multiple characters.

    Case in hand, konnichiwa = こんにちは
    go to bed you bloody nerd:hmmm:
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    (Original post by vin)
    go to bed you bloody nerd:hmmm:
    Молчание , грубый,дурно воспитанный человек

    Translation: I don't have a clue what this means :mmm:
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    (Original post by Liquidus Zeromus)
    Basically, I was wondering if those words would actually be written with multiple characters.

    Case in hand, konnichiwa = こんにちは
    Well you could write it in Hiragana...
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    (Original post by Liquidus Zeromus)
    Молчание , грубый,дурно воспитанный человек

    Translation: I don't have a clue what this means :mmm:
    **** off commrade :indiff:


    EDIT: it means :silence ill manered rude person
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    (Original post by Ewan)
    Well you could write it in Hiragana...
    Well, I was thinking in terms of the actual characters.

    先生 = Sensei

    先輩 = Senpai

    I like to figure these things out for myself. Sen = 先

    I should stop before I go over the top :erm:
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    (Original post by Liquidus Zeromus)
    Well, I was thinking in terms of the actual characters.

    先生 = Sensei

    先輩 = Senpai

    I like to figure these things out for myself. Sen = 先
    The characters are different for each word

    I am off to pack, not bed unfortunately. I move house tomorrow :yikes:
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    (Original post by Ewan)
    The characters are different for each word

    I am off to pack, not bed unfortunately. I move house tomorrow :yikes:
    The first two in each look very similar. It's probably just the font. Also, I've looked at similar situations, like Inugami 犬神 and InuYasha 犬夜叉.

    Inu= 犬 , and it is the same in both words.

    See you, night :goodnight:

    Good luck
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    Day 14 at uni :O
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    hows it going thus far?
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    (Original post by Matisse)
    I'm an artist, me
    Do you make your own anime/manga? You could have as much yaoi as you wanted if you did!
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    (Original post by vin)
    hows it going thus far?
    It has been going fairly well Over-tightened one of the screw thingies on a Tripod on Thursday, and one of my lecturers is really annoying (but I only have her for an hour a week so all is good!) and the course leader has been off sick (and will be for an indefinite period ) so ... a bit of a jerky start to uni XD But I've had fun. I'm probably going to go to HMV to see what's in the sale, and possibly to GAME to have a look at the pre-owned stuff they have here. That is if anyone wants to go in to town with me XD
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    christ the living room seems to have become a dumping group for friends of the housemates

    One who stayed over in the room kept me up for a while at 4 because of their ******* snoring
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    :console: You seem to have crappy luck with housemates Tru
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    (Original post by Juno)
    Do you make your own anime/manga? You could have as much yaoi as you wanted if you did!
    I have been illustrating my own manga, funnily enough, although it's not of the BL/yaoi kind. :no:

    Afternoon everyone. :smile:
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    Hi everyone

    How are we all? *just got back*
 
 
 
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