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Forum: General Chat 2011-12-17, 21:14
Replies: 12
Views: 856
Posted By Kylaran
Sorry, let me elaborate on what I specifically...

Sorry, let me elaborate on what I specifically meant as very teacher-like.



Perhaps a good equivalent of this in English would be responding with "Yeah..." or "I wonder..." in which the ending...
Forum: General Chat 2011-12-17, 18:53
Replies: 12
Views: 856
Posted By Kylaran
No matter what foreign language class you take,...

No matter what foreign language class you take, there will be moments where the teacher says something, and the reaction from the students will be an almost unanimous "What?!" During those moments, a...
Forum: General Chat 2011-10-02, 16:12
Replies: 3,769
Views: 351,141
Posted By Kylaran
Hm, yeah, that does seem to be the case. I'm not...

Hm, yeah, that does seem to be the case. I'm not sure if it's because there's been more research/work into the English side than the Japanese side (considering the large body of work done in English)...
Forum: General Chat 2011-10-01, 22:26
Replies: 3,769
Views: 351,141
Posted By Kylaran
Unfortunately, there are many different...

Unfortunately, there are many different approaches to translation, the broadest two divisions between strict/literal translation and liberal translation. Quite frankly, given the same text, two...
Forum: General Chat 2011-09-25, 05:15
Replies: 3,415
Views: 341,509
Posted By Kylaran
Maybe even 50 years. Japan's economic strength in...

Maybe even 50 years. Japan's economic strength in the 80's was a result of 35 years of post-war rebuilding + development too.

The PRC government does have one strong point, and that's being active...
Forum: General Chat 2011-09-25, 03:37
Replies: 3,415
Views: 341,509
Posted By Kylaran
Mandarin is one market; knowing English will open...

Mandarin is one market; knowing English will open the doors to a much much larger number of opportunities.
Forum: General Chat 2011-09-23, 04:25
Replies: 436
Views: 36,609
Posted By Kylaran
I once listened to an hour long podcast that...

I once listened to an hour long podcast that taught basic Irish Gaelic. Don't remember a thing, unfortunately. Maybe some word that sounds remotely like "slongafall" as it might be read in English....
Forum: General Chat 2011-09-23, 04:02
Replies: 3,769
Views: 351,141
Posted By Kylaran
If you're familiar with onyomi and kunyomi, it is...

If you're familiar with onyomi and kunyomi, it is somewhat safe to assume that many onyomi readings are more limited than an existing equivalent kunyomi counterpart. The reason for this is that kanji...
Forum: General Chat 2011-09-15, 22:11
Replies: 3
Views: 495
Posted By Kylaran
Thanks Sumeragi and Mystique for your replies....

Thanks Sumeragi and Mystique for your replies. Looking forward to hearing more from you guys.

Mystique:

You're right in that Asians will be playing a different ball game. I'm Chinese-American...
Forum: General Chat 2011-09-15, 22:04
Replies: 3,415
Views: 341,509
Posted By Kylaran
From my experience, it's highly likely you'll...

From my experience, it's highly likely you'll meet Japanese people who'll poke fun at the stereotype that most people who are interested in Japan nowadays are otaku. This also means that admitting to...
Forum: General Chat 2011-09-15, 04:21
Replies: 3
Views: 495
Posted By Kylaran
Graduate School and/or Working in Japan

Hi everyone. Did a quick search throughout the forums and didn't find a thread devoted specifically to this topic, so hopefully there isn't some huge thread I'm unaware of discussing this.

A bit...
Forum: General Chat 2011-09-01, 08:55
Replies: 7,556
Views: 905,206
Posted By Kylaran
The word kimono (着物) in Japanese means "thing...

The word kimono (着物) in Japanese means "thing that is worn," and can be translated in a larger sense simply as clothing (prior to the introduction of Western clothes). Thus, a yukata (浴衣) is a subset...
Forum: General Chat 2011-08-26, 02:12
Replies: 37
Views: 1,662
Posted By Kylaran
Most of what I can recommend has already been...

Most of what I can recommend has already been covered by other people in this thread. However, I do have one huge recommendation:

Don't shy away from talking to your teachers and attending office...
Forum: General Chat 2011-08-16, 06:45
Replies: 3,415
Views: 341,509
Posted By Kylaran
I studied at a Japanese university for a...

I studied at a Japanese university for a semester. It was the exact same as university in the US, where teachers and students don't really choose their classroom but instead everything is planned by...
Forum: General Chat 2011-08-15, 01:07
Replies: 35
Views: 1,836
Posted By Kylaran
Didn't you say your first language was Korean...

Didn't you say your first language was Korean though? Your brain is wired to distinguish between these different consonants; non-native speakers brains aren't.
Forum: General Chat 2011-08-14, 06:59
Replies: 31
Views: 1,447
Posted By Kylaran
I actually participated in this study, since us...

I actually participated in this study, since us psychology undergrads at UC San Diego are required to participate in psychology experiments for a lot of our classes. If I remember correctly it was...
Forum: General Chat 2011-08-14, 06:57
Replies: 68
Views: 3,053
Posted By Kylaran
This topic actually reminds me of so called...

This topic actually reminds me of so called "reverse racism", where Whites (to be more politically correct in American terms, White Anglo-Saxon Protestant, or WASPs) talk about how minority rights...
Forum: General Chat 2011-08-14, 06:40
Replies: 35
Views: 1,836
Posted By Kylaran
Okay, first of all, every single one of you...

Okay, first of all, every single one of you saying how Korean is an easy language because it has a regular alphabet doesn't know the difference between orthography and the spoken language. They have...
Forum: General Chat 2011-08-11, 08:52
Replies: 3,415
Views: 341,509
Posted By Kylaran
You do realize you're asking people to generalize...

You do realize you're asking people to generalize about how individual people act right? That's like... a paradox.

The only thing I think anyone can say is that it really depends on upbringing and...
Forum: General Chat 2011-08-09, 06:58
Replies: 1,055
Views: 111,278
Posted By Kylaran
Mechanical Das Keyboard with Cherry MX Browns for...

Mechanical Das Keyboard with Cherry MX Browns for both gaming and typing. Quiet enough for college life too. :D

http://modelmkeyboards.com/das-keyboard-model-s-ultimate.png
Forum: General Chat 2011-07-31, 08:52
Replies: 3,415
Views: 341,509
Posted By Kylaran
Anime do reflect Japanese culture in general, but...

Anime do reflect Japanese culture in general, but you also must keep in mind that a lot of late night anime are targeted and sometimes outright pander to an otaku crowd. I doubt Japan's average age...
Forum: General Chat 2011-07-26, 21:44
Replies: 436
Views: 36,609
Posted By Kylaran
Unfortunately, by the time she becomes a teenager...

Unfortunately, by the time she becomes a teenager the chances of her being fully bilingual in both languages is significantly less for various reasons. Sending a child to language school helps, but...
Forum: General Chat 2011-07-26, 03:10
Replies: 436
Views: 36,609
Posted By Kylaran
More than half of the world's 6,000+ languages...

More than half of the world's 6,000+ languages are expected to die out by the end of the 21st century, with some linguists speculating that two languages disappear every month. Language extinction...
Forum: General Chat 2011-07-24, 07:13
Replies: 3,415
Views: 341,509
Posted By Kylaran
Last time I checked working in Japan meant...

Last time I checked working in Japan meant letting your life get controlled by the company. It's slowly starting to change, but the corporations are still strong. It's not just the AV industry I'd...
Forum: General Chat 2011-07-24, 05:15
Replies: 3,415
Views: 341,509
Posted By Kylaran
Er, it's just that I've never met a non-otaku...

Er, it's just that I've never met a non-otaku Japanese guy who really cares about something like that. The only guys I know that complain about this stuff are my friends from the otaku circle I was...
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