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Old 2006-11-15, 18:18   Link #1
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Question Mashiro's Use of "I"

I've noticed that Mashiro doesn't use watashi. What is it that she does use? Why does she use it?

Thanks for helping me out! Sorry if this was brought up before!
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Old 2006-11-15, 19:42   Link #2
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I've noticed that Mashiro doesn't use watashi. What is it that she does use? Why does she use it?

Thanks for helping me out! Sorry if this was brought up before!
Mashiro's entire "dialect", if you can call it that, is normally used by old people or rulers.
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Old 2006-11-15, 19:45   Link #3
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I believe she used "wara" (我). I believe it's because she's royalty. Also consider her using "sonata" (close to thou I believe).
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Old 2006-11-16, 06:31   Link #4
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It's like the "ja"
I don't understand very well :/
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Old 2006-11-16, 16:28   Link #5
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I've noticed that Mashiro doesn't use watashi. What is it that she does use? Why does she use it?
Mashiro is the Queen. She never used "I", she can go with the plural "WE".
Mashiro refers herself (and the whole country at the same time) with the word 我々 "wareware".
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Old 2007-02-15, 10:18   Link #6
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yeah and I heard that she's over a hundred years old O.o Omg
so she has to speak in the way of an old lady...reminds me of Sailor Moon Super S -.-"
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Old 2007-02-15, 10:32   Link #7
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Mashiro from MO is definitely not older than 16.
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Old 2007-02-16, 16:26   Link #8
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Mashiro from MO is definitely not older than 16.
i would be quite scared if that wasnt the case
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Old 2007-02-17, 08:47   Link #9
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in My-Otome she isn't older - right. But Someone told me that it is different in My-Hime.
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Old 2007-02-17, 14:00   Link #10
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Old 2008-08-02, 13:44   Link #11
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I was thinking that "sonata" is "you"...(?)
Because she said it so many times referring to a person beside her...

But I wonder if I am wrong... ^_^''

And as I have thought... Mashiro uses some other dialects because of her position as ruler. Hehe!
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Old 2008-08-02, 15:10   Link #12
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I looked up "ja" and got the following.

(conjunction,interjection) (1) then; well; so; well then; (2) combination of 'de' and 'wa' particles
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Old 2008-08-03, 12:58   Link #13
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Think of "wareware" as England's "Royal We".

Isn't "sonata" also a way of talking down to someone? Or am I remembering wrong?

How did her HiME version refer to herself?
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Old 2008-08-03, 21:29   Link #14
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I think HiME Mashiro uses "Watakushi"

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