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Post by Angel_of_Death » Tue Oct 07, 2003 8:50 pm

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Many earthquakes happened in Japan especially this year.:(
That's no chance... hopefully homes are solid :)

We studied religion and beliefs in Japanese civilization class today. About "konoyo" and "anoyo", and "umarekawari" (reincarnation). It was very interesting! :D
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Post by Kaoru » Sat Oct 18, 2003 5:17 pm

Because I am a drunkard! :lol:
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Post by Angel_of_Death » Sat Oct 18, 2003 7:43 pm

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My mother said to me
"You are my grandmother's incarnation."
My mother's grandmother is my grandgrandmother(?)...
Sorry I don't know this word in English.:(

I have not met my mother's grandmother.
My mother's grandmother died, before I was born...

My mother said to me I am resembleing my mother's grandmother.

I heard she was said that my mother's grandmother wanted to meet my mother's child.

Maybe she is watching me from Anoyo.
She may be angry...
Because I am a drunkard! :lol:
:lol:

What I really like in Japanese religion is the important place of nature. I think european people don't like nature as much as they should... :(
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Post by Kaoru » Sun Oct 19, 2003 2:21 pm

Angel_of_Death wrote:
:lol:

What I really like in Japanese religion is the important place of nature. I think european people don't like nature as much as they should... :(
I think that existence of nature and a thing is thought as important for Japanese.
So verb "aru" showing existence is used in Japanese many times.

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Post by NightMare82 » Mon Oct 20, 2003 4:03 pm

I too have weird dream of learning japanese some day.

Right now I´m studying here in Finland (yes, I´m a finn) at the Wasa university Communications as my major, and english as my minor subject. I think I can at least go to Oulu (Uleåborg) university to learn japanese, if not here. :eyes
Toiset saavat turpaansa jo pelkältä Cradle of Filth -paidalta, toisille ei riitä edes moottorisaha kyljestä sisään. Mikä kenellekin sitten on rankkaa ja tappavaa.

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Post by Kaoru » Mon Oct 20, 2003 4:18 pm

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I too have weird dream of learning japanese some day.

Right now I´m studying here in Finland (yes, I´m a finn) at the Wasa university Communications as my major, and english as my minor subject. I think I can at least go to Oulu (Uleåborg) university to learn japanese, if not here. :eyes
I want to learn Finnish.
But Japan has not few teaching materials and schools of the Finnish. :(

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Post by NightMare82 » Mon Oct 20, 2003 7:18 pm

Kaoru, its funny to know that out there is actually some person who wants to learn the language I have used as my mother tongue.

Its also very interesting fact that finnish and japanese have some similarities with their grammar and have some common words. I think that finnish and japanese cultures have something profoundly common, of course the greatest difference is that Japanese way of life and traditions are more "Eastern/Asia" type, and Finnish traditions lean on the "Western/Slavic" tradition.

Maybe our ancestors have come a long way to different directions from same originating source. Who knows. The first tribes of Finno-Ugrian people and ancestors of Japanese people might actually have lived at the same areas on somewhere location of modern day north/eastern Russia. (banks of the river Volga)
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Post by Kaoru » Tue Oct 21, 2003 4:58 pm

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Kaoru, its funny to know that out there is actually some person who wants to learn the language I have used as my mother tongue.

Its also very interesting fact that finnish and japanese have some similarities with their grammar and have some common words. I think that finnish and japanese cultures have something profoundly common, of course the greatest difference is that Japanese way of life and traditions are more "Eastern/Asia" type, and Finnish traditions lean on the "Western/Slavic" tradition.

Maybe our ancestors have come a long way to different directions from same originating source. Who knows. The first tribes of Finno-Ugrian people and ancestors of Japanese people might actually have lived at the same areas on somewhere location of modern day north/eastern Russia. (banks of the river Volga)
I agree with you.

Compared with the people of other Europe, I think Finns are like Japanese.

Although a meaning is completely different, I know we have the word which pronunciation resembles.

I had heard that the Finnish is easier of pronunciation for Japanese native speaker than other Europe language.

I went to Finland in the summer of this year.
But the Finnish which I was able to speak/listen are only some words. :(

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Post by Angel_of_Death » Tue Oct 21, 2003 5:46 pm

Hey, that's true! Japanese and Finnish are very close languages (at least in pronunciation)! The sounds are similar... and that's also why I love Finnish... (the finnish "r" is very different from the japanese "r", however) :)
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Post by Kaoru » Wed Oct 22, 2003 5:03 pm

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Hey, that's true! Japanese and Finnish are very close languages (at least in pronunciation)! The sounds are similar... and that's also why I love Finnish... (the finnish "r" is very different from the japanese "r", however) :)
Maybe Japanese "r" sound is not like Europe languages.

Finnish (Italian and Spanish) is easier to pronunciation for me than French or German.

But Finnish (Italian,Spanish,French,German, and more...) grammar is difficult for me.:(

I had heard Korean and Japanese grammar are alike.
But they are not like Chinese grammar.
I feel Chinese grammar is like English.

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Post by Angel_of_Death » Thu Oct 23, 2003 11:56 am

It doesn't surprise me that Finnish, Italian and Spanish pronunciations are easier for you. This is basically the same sounds as Japanese... english for example has only a few common sounds with Japanese, so I guess it's hard to pronounce (and it's hard for me too). :eyes

Japanese "r" sounds like italian and spanish "r" between two vowels. The "r" is pronounced differently between a vowel and a consonant.
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Post by Kaoru » Fri Oct 24, 2003 4:29 pm

Japanese pronunciation can be pronounced even if speaker hardly moves a mouth.
When I enervated, or when I am tired, I can talk easily. :D

Japanese pronunciation does not have distinction of a vowel or a consonant.
Its pronunciation is just same as hiragana. :)

The reading of a Kanji changes with a combination.

I said to the Chinese friend.
"I may forget Kanji, because I can write text in all hiragana."
My friend said
"It is serious if I forget Kanji!" :lol:
Yes I know.
Chinese people must not forget Kanji.:(

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Post by Angel_of_Death » Fri Oct 24, 2003 8:59 pm

I said to the Chinese friend.
"I may forget Kanji, because I can write text in all hiragana."
My friend said
"It is serious if I forget Kanji!" :lol:
Yes I know.
Chinese people must not forget Kanji.:(
Japanese people are lucky to have syllabic alphabets like hiragana/katakana! :D

I like the furigana, because it helps me to read difficult kanji sometimes... unfortunately there aren't furigana in novels :(
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Post by Kaoru » Sat Oct 25, 2003 6:58 pm

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Japanese people are lucky to have syllabic alphabets like hiragana/katakana! :D

I like the furigana, because it helps me to read difficult kanji sometimes... unfortunately there aren't furigana in novels :(
I cannot be read sometimes some Kanji in the news paper.
But they have a furigana in many cases.
Maybe it is difficult to read for many people!=P

I think so.
If I do not think so, I lose the confidence as a Japanese. :D

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Post by Angel_of_Death » Sat Oct 25, 2003 9:25 pm

I bless the furigana ! :D

Seriously, I wonder how Chinese people can learn (and not forget) 60.000 kanji. I will never learn Chinese ! :eyes
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Post by Kaoru » Sun Oct 26, 2003 5:55 pm

Angel_of_Death wrote:
I bless the furigana ! :D

Seriously, I wonder how Chinese people can learn (and not forget) 60.000 kanji. I will never learn Chinese ! :eyes
I think so too.
Chinese has many kanji! indeed!
I'll ask to my friend about it! ;)

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Re: Japanese culture topic

Post by Kaoru » Mon Nov 17, 2003 11:07 am

I found one word in the lyrics of VAPAUS (DEMO VERSION).

It is "odottaa".
We have word of same pronunciation.
Our "odotta" meaning "danced". :)

So interesting. :D

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Post by GreenPeace » Sat Jun 12, 2004 2:22 am

By the way, can anyone help me here? I'm forming a new band, and I suggested it had a Japanese name... so, what is the Japanese translation for "Dark Force"? I thank you in advance. :)
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Post by Kaoru » Tue Jun 15, 2004 11:46 am

GreenPeace wrote:
If there's one place I'd like to live, that place is Tokyo. That city is fascinating!
Always dynamic and full of energy.
But I can't speak Japanese...
I live in Tokyo , and I was born in Tokyo.
But I think I want to leave this country if I could.
It may be like asking for the moon for me...
60 thousand?? I thought there were 50 thousand! Impressive...
Japanese are lucky because we have Hiragana , so we can write in Hiragana in 50 characters. :)
We use Kanji and Hiragana usually , but if we couldn't remember some Kanji , we can use Hiragana!
We may forget some Kanji , but my Chinese friend said to me "We mustn't forget Kanji!! :( if we forgot Kanji , we aren't able to write"
I'm Brazilian, but I was very influenced by Japanese culture, since I was young. I'm an origami addict since I was 5 or 6, and, if I found a sensei, I would quit trying to learn kendo on my own and start taking classes. =P
I couldn't many Origami... :(
Kendo? cool!
But I have never done Kendo.
I was member of Judo club when I was high school student, by the way. :)
By the way, can anyone help me here? I'm forming a new band, and I suggested it had a Japanese name... so, what is the Japanese translation for "Dark Force"? I thank you in advance. :)
"Dark Force"
I can't find good word for it although each word can be made into Japanese.
BTW
Dark is "Kurai" "Ankoku" etc
Force is "Chikara" "Kyousei" etc
Give me time , I try to find good word for it! :)



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Post by GreenPeace » Sat Jun 19, 2004 2:49 am

Thanks for the help, Kaoru! Doumo! :D
But why do you want to leave Japan?

During the next two days we'll have the so awaited Imin Matsuri in my city! Woohoo! :D
Southern Brazil is very influenced by Japanese culture, in many ways.

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... what's taking Jicco so long??? :err: =P
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Post by Kaoru » Sun Aug 01, 2004 5:36 pm

GreenPeace wrote:
Thanks for the help, Kaoru! Doumo! :D
But why do you want to leave Japan?

During the next two days we'll have the so awaited Imin Matsuri in my city! Woohoo! :D
Southern Brazil is very influenced by Japanese culture, in many ways.

:err:

... what's taking Jicco so long??? :err: =P
I am sorry for the late reply...

Why I want to leave Japan?
I have some reasons.
One of the largest reason is I am woman.
I was removed from a certain project because I'm woman.
Maybe I think there may be other countries those a female position is lower than a male , like a Japan or more bad.
But I think/want some countries not so.

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