[MA-SOC] Re: Grammar poll, "Animes" vs "Anime"
mstchin at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 15 13:21:17 EST 2005
To: Anybody, Everybody And Somebody
Date: 2005 March 15 Tuesday
Subj: Re: [MA-SOC] Grammar poll, "Animes" vs "Anime"
Do you mean "Makudonarudo"? The spelling and
pronunciation primarily has to do with the fact that Japanese is
written with a syllabrary, not an alphabet.
By the way, it is "McDonld's" not "Mc'Donalds" (^_^).
"Go to, let us go down, and there
confound their language, that they
may not understand one another's speech."
--- The Real Diostenes <the_real_diostenes at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Has anybody really listened to someone from japan say
> our "american" words? Stop bitchin people. Ask them to
> say Mc'Donalds. Go ahead. I bet you there won't be
> some one wearing a grimmace shirt complaining about
> how he mis-pronounced it. Hell, we mispronounce our
> own words (I.E. Jeff Foxworthy) but so what! Why
> people WHY must the saying of the word or even the
> addition of a letter to a word that isn't even
> english in it's own right be tormented and tossed
> around like a little Cuban boy hiding in a closet?
> It's times like these I miss dating a mute woman.
> --- Serdar Yegulalp <thegline at optonline.net> wrote:
> > > Nonetheless, "animes" and "mangas" still sounds
> > wrong for
> > > some reason. Maybe it's because those plurals
> > don't exist in Japanese.
> > Exactly my idea. Since English imports freely from
> > other languages, it kind
> > of makes sense to import their pluralizations....
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