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I’m going through the Japanese Key Phrase List and I have found that the Romaji for kyo wa (Today) is written as konnichiwa. You might want to fix it. Please see below for example for the problem, I don’t know where else this has occurred. Thanks.
Ohayōgozaimasu, Masuda-san. Konnichiwa ame desu ne.
Good morning, Ms. Masuda. It is rainy today.
Im a female so if i wanted to say: Mr Zack, nice to meet you. I’m Zainabu.
Would you say: Zak-San, hajimemashite, Zainabu to mōshimasu.
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‘…I never thought anyone compare Japanese with sanscrit!
You might be really into linguistics..’
Oh, that’s from wikipedia that Japanese uses sanscrit-vowels. – But in a different way, than in sanscrit.
It is similiar ONLY regarding the vowels. Japanese is completly independet.
Besides the words with english origin, there are NO parallels to ANY spoken language …on earth.
This is wonder-ful (in the truest sense ). Usually EVERY language as a clear origin.
I know a bit about
hebrew, old hebrew,
islandic and nordic runes,
So I came across a lot of world’s OLDEST languages and of course many newer ones.
Usually I find many parallels, also among asian languages…
I can find the origin, as soon as I put them into romaji.
But I couldn’t find where Japanese is from…
Though some kanjis are coming from Chinese, still they have different meanings in Chinese.
Chinese is a TOTALLY different language as you all know.
So I would NOT say, that Japanese has any chinese origin or any origin in languages around Japan.
It is just an independent language.
So I believe in Kotodama 言霊 and that the Japanese has some secrets…
I am more like a researcher, who looks at hidden things behind the curtain.
I’m used to topics, which are difficult to ’see thru’. My job is to find ‘working solutions’ for that…
I’m not just into languages, also a bit into physics, alternative medicine, material arts, rhetoric. It just depends on the research topic. Then I study the topic and have to find a solution.
But in the heart I’m just a semi-professional musician. My research work hasen’t given me that much time for that and the European market is just too shitty to make music there.
And about Japanese, I’m not just into it for research, – but because I LOVE it.
Years ago I knew nothing about Japan and I was wondering, why are so many fans of this country.
Then I realized that Japan is a much purer country. It couldn’t get touched by communism, by
dogmatic religion, by gender agendas, and by the often very rude mentalitiy of countries like Europe, England, USA.
so the result is very much in the correct direction how a country should be, though also Japan has its problems with capitalism and a certain ‘americanisation’ of culture.
But besides the capitalistic influence it is a pretty pure country. so it is no wonder that many people feel like ‘beeing home’ where, even if they are not Japanese. Because Japan reflects much of a ‘cosmic creative energy’, which has become lost in many other countries/cultures.
Dear Natsuko-san, konban wa, mata na (if you like)
Sorry for the late reply (even skipped ) !!
I think it’s very interesting the way you’re analysing languages and that’s fascinating!
I never thought anyone compare Japanese with sanscrit!
You might be really into linguistics.
Those are honorific expressions.
Genki and o-genki have the same meaning however, the politeness levels are different.
Hi! May I ask what the O in front of a lot of the phrases stands for? Like in O-genki desu ka, O-yasuminasai or O-negaishimasu.
Thank you in advance,
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Hi, Starting from the word goodbye, there is nit audio sound. Why?