Re: the Language of Firefly
|From:||Aidan Grey <taalenmaple@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, September 8, 2005, 1:02|
Actually, in the Chinese I learned, "Dong ma?" is perfectly fine, and is quite common.
"Dong bu dong", and the whole "X bu X" pattern seemed restricted to certain
words. In general the Chinese in Firefly is pretty good, and when it's not,
it's damn close to the Chinglish we students used to speak. My only complaint -
their pronunciation is atrocious! ;)
Aidan, who got to go to a screening of "Serenity" for his b-day
> Whereas modern Chinese says Ni dong ma to say You understand? You not
> understand? as one person translated for me
in Firefly, they have dropped
> the ni, having only dong ma?
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