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Re: OT: Japanese "good"

From:Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...>
Date:Sunday, January 4, 2004, 6:17
Muke Tever wrote:
> > E f+AOk-sto Jean-Fran+AOc-ois Colson <fa597525@...>: > > ----- Original Message ----- > > From: "Rob Haden" <magwich78@...> > > > >> "Good" in Japanese is _ii_, pronounced as a doubly long "ee". > > > > Is there a difference between +MEQwRA- (ii) and +gm8wRA- (yoi)? > > From what I understand, +MEQwRA- is the standalone, ordinary form, reduced > from +MIgwRA-. +MIg-- is the standard stem formant in all other cases though (so > the past tense is +MIgwSzBjMF8-, not +MEQwSzBjMF8-.) I think +MIgwRA- may be used by > itself as a more formal form than +MEQwRA-, but I'm not sure of that.
The unicode got mangled by my computer, but I think I can figure it out. According to my dictionary: Yoi is possible in writing or in very formal speech. -- "There's no such thing as 'cool'. Everyone's just a big dork or nerd, you just have to find people who are dorky the same way you are." - overheard ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTaylor42