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Old 2004-04-18, 19:42   Link #1
Lina Inverse
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Question about name suffix in Da Capo

I've just watched Da Capo #9, and in that episode, Nemu is addressed "Nemu-tan" by the poet... What sort of suffix is "-tan"? I've never heard it before...
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Old 2004-04-18, 21:18   Link #2
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probably a variation of sorts is my guess
I've heard that and -yan a few times here and there in other animes.
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Old 2004-04-18, 21:49   Link #3
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probably a variation of sorts is my guess
I've heard that and -yan a few times here and there in other animes.
Yeah, I think they're all variations of -san. All you have to do is watch Sister Princess for a huge list of variations.

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Old 2004-04-18, 22:13   Link #4
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-Tan is a creation of Japanese Otakus for use on the "Moe~" characters. As explained by kj1980 on a thread that I cannot find because the forum search does not allow the search on "tan"--too short/common.

Another note about -Tan that kj had mentioned, -Tan is for use by the Anime Otakus only. If by chance one were to hold a hypothetical conversation with a group of Japanese friends and one happened to use "-Tan," said person can be sure that pretty soon, social life as he/she(mostly he) knew it, would be over.

Now if I can just find that blasted thread....
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Old 2004-04-18, 22:42   Link #5
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-Tan is a creation of Japanese Otakus for use on the "Moe~" characters. As explained by kj1980 on a thread that I cannot find because the forum search does not allow the search on "tan"--too short/common.

Another note about -Tan that kj had mentioned, -Tan is for use by the Anime Otakus only. If by chance one were to hold a hypothetical conversation with a group of Japanese friends and one happened to use "-Tan," said person can be sure that pretty soon, social life as he/she(mostly he) knew it, would be over.

Now if I can just find that blasted thread....
I think it also derives from a baby trying to pronounce 'tan' and not getting it right.
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