[MA-SOC] Grammar poll, "Animes" vs "Anime"

Ralph Young ralphyoung at sprintpcs.com
Tue Mar 15 21:08:59 EST 2005


I don't and wouldn't bitch-slap Michael.  I do, however, haze him.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "B Smith" <ifuritaoni at yahoo.com>
To: "Metro Anime New York City--social list" <ma-nyc-soc at lists.baka.org>
Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2005 1:14 PM
Subject: Re: [MA-SOC] Grammar poll, "Animes" vs "Anime"


> wow...
>
> that sound you hear was a bitch-slap sent Michael's
> way...
>
> *applauds Ralph*
>
> Michael...maybe you can just speak normal like the
> rest of us heathen ignants...?
>
> ~_~
> B Smith
>
> --- Ralph Young <ralphyoung at sprintpcs.com> wrote:
> > Anime is a Japanese wor, not an English one.  As
> > such, English grammatical
> > rules don't really apply.  So feel free to say it
> > any way you like, because
> > all will be equally improper as far as our language
> > is concerned.
> >
> > There have been some amazingly heated arguments over
> > questions like this in
> > fandom.  It really isn't worth it.  Do you know how
> > much breath has been
> > wasted over the proper English spelling of the word
> > shojo/shoujou/shoujo/shojou?   News flash: there is
> > no proper English
> > spelling of the word, its Japanese!
> >
> > And of course some people deliberately choose the
> > most tortured possible way
> > of bringing Asian words into the English language
> > and Roman alphabet.
> > Hence, our recent forays into
> >
> >
> > Some of us (well, okay, just Michael) deliberately
> > choose the most esoteric
> > and difficult method of Romanizing Japanese words
> > possible.  Hence our
> > recent viewings of such wonderful films as Wôndôp'ul
> > Teijû and Toukyou
> > Goddofaazaazu.
> >
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: <erin at pop.netculture.org>
> > To: "Metro Anime New York City--social list"
> > <ma-nyc-soc at lists.baka.org>
> > Sent: Monday, March 14, 2005 4:25 PM
> > Subject: [MA-SOC] Grammar poll, "Animes" vs "Anime"
> >
> >
> > >
> > > I was reading the "Answer Man" column, as I often
> > do:
> > >
> > >
> >
> http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/columns/answerman.php?id=196
> > >
> > > When I noticed that many of the fans writing in
> > with questions used the
> > > words "animes" and "mangas" as the plurals of
> > "anime" and "manga".  That's
> > > something I've noticed a lot online, and it drives
> > me kind of crazy, so
> > > I've created this livejournal poll:
> > >
> > > http://www.livejournal.com/poll/?id=454417
> > >
> > > I'm very interested to hear what Metro Anime
> > members think about this
> > > issue.
> > >
> > >
> > >
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