What do you think about Japanese. (67)

1 名前: Anonymous 04/12/19(Sun)06:44 ID:Heaven [Del]

How about you?

18 名前: Anonymous 04/12/20(Mon)21:40 ID:athvYvGo [Del]

I've never studied Finnish, but your examples were
very interesting to me!

As I don't know about both Swedish and Finnish,
I'm wondering whether there's a big difference between them.

By the way, I like Swedish singers such as Ace of Base.

19 名前: Anonymous 04/12/20(Mon)22:18 ID:Heaven [Del]

Not to change the subject, but
can you tell me how to creat a new thread on this
messsage system?
I've made some threads on 2ch, but I have no idea how
to do it on 4ch.

I'd like to set up the thread on which English-speaking
people write in Japanese and Japanese people write
in English. If you also like it, though...

20 名前: Sling!myL1/SLing 04/12/20(Mon)23:13 ID:LrzOuvm2 [Del]

In Toothpaste mode, it's the green frame on top.

21 名前: Sling!myL1/SLing 04/12/20(Mon)23:14 ID:LrzOuvm2 [Del]

Swedish and Finnish sound and look completely different.

22 名前: Sling!myL1/SLing 04/12/20(Mon)23:21 ID:LrzOuvm2 [Del]

Well yes, it's true that native English speakers have a tendency to blur all their words together when they speak. ^^;
And when you ask them to repeat, they just give you the same sentence at the same speed. ^^;
But the talking heads on tv/radio make an effort to articulate clearly.

23 名前: Anonymous 04/12/20(Mon)23:23 ID:Heaven [Del]




Finnish and Swedish are completely different.

Finnish belongs to the Finno-Ugric languages and Swedish to the Indo-European languages which have very different systems and history.



24 名前: !WAHa.06x36 04/12/21(Tue)01:54 ID:RzBEW/nX [Del]


Swedish and Finnish are as different from each other as Japanese and English. Finnish has loaned some words from Swedish, but that is the only connection (and Japanese also has lots of English words). Swedish is a germanic language, like English, and they are quite similar. Since I speak Swedish, English was quite easy to learn. Finnish speakers have much more trouble learning English (I guess English is not easy to learn for Japanese speakers either).


English speakers pretend the language has different vowels, but they only ever use the schwa.

25 名前: Anonymous 04/12/21(Tue)03:29 ID:nPBp0W2O [Del]

schwa = upside down 'e' right?

26 名前: Anonymous 04/12/21(Tue)04:04 ID:athvYvGo [Del]

Thank you very much.
A little bit surprised to learn Swedish and Finnish
differ that much.
Now I have the new knowledge on those two languages!

I'll try it later.

27 名前: Sling!myL1/SLing 04/12/21(Tue)04:19 ID:LrzOuvm2 [Del]

English: I love you.
Norwegian (Bokmål): Jeg elsker deg.
Norwegian (Nynorsk): Eg elskar deg.
Swedish: Jag älskar dig.
Danish: Jeg elsker dig.
Icelandic: Ég elska þig.
Faroese: Eg elski teg.
Finnish: Mina rakastan sinua.
Lappish: Mun rahkistin du.


28 名前: !WAHa.06x36 04/12/21(Tue)12:45 ID:0g8U2CbN [Del]


Correct. The "uh" sound.

29 名前: Anonymous 04/12/21(Tue)15:35 ID:fu3l+2Zn [Del]

Did you just lookup that, or do you know very much about languages?

30 名前: !WAHa.06x36 04/12/21(Tue)16:04 ID:ZlBY9TTN [Del]


He looked it up. NOBODY knows Faroese.

31 名前: Anonymous 04/12/21(Tue)16:10 ID:Heaven [Del]

You have a point, that was a stupid question.

32 名前: Sling!myL1/SLing 04/12/21(Tue)18:48 ID:9FlO2dCv [Del]

*Orsaka meg*, Faroese is a language spoken by about 48,000 people in the Faroe Islands and about 25,000 in Denmark. In total, about 80,000 people speak it.

33 名前: Anonymous 04/12/22(Wed)04:09 ID:qhshje1a [Del]

Lies. Denmark just made that up so it could look like a colonial power.

34 名前: Sling!myL1/SLing 04/12/22(Wed)04:22 ID:9FlO2dCv [Del]

What about the 100,000 hits for .fo in Google?

35 名前: Sling!myL1/SLing 04/12/22(Wed)04:24 ID:9FlO2dCv [Del]

180,000, even.

36 名前: Anonymous 04/12/22(Wed)09:27 ID:qhshje1a [Del]

Yeah, they're all from these so-called Faroe Islands, just like every .cx domain is from Christmas Island, .nu domain from Niue and .to domain from Tonga.

37 名前: Anonymous 04/12/22(Wed)10:16 ID:mzFC3Ce6 [Del]


38 名前: Anonymous 04/12/22(Wed)11:27 ID:r34NoUmV [Del]


39 名前: 1 04/12/22(Wed)13:11 ID:Heaven [Del]

The range I can read to understand was exceeded...

Hmmmm.... I read.... and understood about....
Are Finnish and Japanese really alike?

Japanese maybe looks crazy as it's not using alphabets.
But also I thought that alphabets looks funny as soon as I look it first.
But I change my mind later, it can be useful.

I wonder why Japanese was thought crazy so far...

40 名前: Anonymous 04/12/22(Wed)13:44 ID:Heaven [Del]


41 名前: Sling!myL1/SLing 04/12/22(Wed)14:59 ID:Zq0zXkjN [Del]

>Are Finnish and Japanese really alike?
Some linguist tried to prove that the Japanese/Chinese/Korean languages have a connection with some of the Roman languages, but he failed.

42 名前: !WAHa.06x36 04/12/22(Wed)15:10 ID:cqcqvOei [Del]


The Finnish and Japanese languages have nothing to do with each other. But, by chance, they sound a bit like each other, and there are many words that exist in both languages, but mean very different things.

43 名前: Anonymous 04/12/24(Fri)05:11 ID:zNiuPfHi [Del]

There's a common influence in that a long long time ago, there were a whole bunch of barbarians living in the desert & hilly wasteland of modern-day Siberia, Mongolia and northern China. Because these are not very nice places, some of them decided to go west to Europe and become Finns, Hungarians, etc. The remainder conquered China (several times) and may have had some effect on the Japanese language through them.

However, this influence would most likely show itself in ON (Chinese-derived) readings for kanji, while the Japanese words that look vaguely similar to Finnish are KUN (homegrown) readings.

As Sling said, no language ties between East and West have been proven, besides some tenuous grammatical similarities which aren't immediately obvious to anyone not fluent in examples of both language groups and trained in linguistics.

44 名前: Anonymous 04/12/29(Wed)04:50 ID:4R9IA9k8 [Del]

I like Japanese, though some are really strange.
But there are always strange people everywhere in the world.

45 名前: Anonymous 04/12/29(Wed)05:15 ID:Heaven [Del]

What do you feel was strange about them?

46 名前: Anonymous 04/12/29(Wed)05:43 ID:4R9IA9k8 [Del]

Some are very shy, but what makes me more surprised is
that quite a few English teachers seem to hate talking
with English-speaking people.

47 名前: Anonymous 04/12/29(Wed)05:54 ID:Heaven [Del]

Oh, I see.
I guess it's because their English is very limited,
or I'm sorry to say they don't speak English at all.
What you said makes perfect sense.
It sure sounds weird people who teach English
don't speak it. Most Japanese think the same way.
Anyway, did you teach English in Japan?

48 名前: Anonymous 04/12/29(Wed)06:25 ID:4R9IA9k8 [Del]

No. Actually I'm not an English-native. I work for
a trading company.

49 名前: Kuruze!hHLrHSA/ls!!TDhiEDj9 05/01/30(Sun)01:17 ID:eDLpYjwN [Del]

Japanese is probably the best language there is.
I am still struggling to learn it but
I will make an effort to know enough to maintain
a simple conversation on 2ch.
Death to those who despise the Greatest People on
Earth,The Japanese People!

50 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 05/01/30(Sun)06:07 ID:Heaven [Del]

japanese are cock sucker, we japanese are supremely screwed up

51 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 05/01/30(Sun)10:42 ID:Qv8+dbM7 [Del]

Is that true, that depression is a major problem amongst japanese youths?

52 名前: Anonymous 05/01/30(Sun)10:50 ID:Heaven [Del]

I'd guess that depression is a major problem amongst any youth on this planet today.

53 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 05/01/30(Sun)17:38 ID:Heaven [Del]

Yep. Life sure sucks and whatnot.

54 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 05/02/09(Wed)23:56 ID:Heaven [Del]



55 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 2005-03-08 07:52 ID:Heaven


56 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 2005-04-04 19:33 ID:7NyaC7Mj

海豚=いるか=iruka=dolphin=sea pig

57 名前: 返信 2005-04-13 00:34 ID:mzH3LyP3

Now that i have moved back from japan, i really miss it alot. I want to get back!
I feel so out of place and depressed here.

58 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 2005-04-13 04:34 ID:4+5lN7xW

>>57 are you japanese?

59 名前: 返信 2005-04-13 05:19 ID:mzH3LyP3

Me?.. no im not japanese..

i have travelled all my life, and have lived in many different countries, but i really felt like i was home in japan.. i cant describe it, it's just a feeling.

But im only 21 years old, and i dont have the money to move back to japan.. (-_-)

60 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 2005-04-15 08:42 ID:Heaven

That's okay, people in Japan don't have enough money to live there either.

61 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 2005-06-23 10:36 ID:Heaven

I like it, although I don´t understand it very well.
I especially have a hard time learning kanji.
I am trying my best to level up my skills!

62 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2007-01-28 08:01 ID:HE6y3nYR



63 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2007-01-28 16:12 ID:tEcCI5sj


64 名前: The supreme leader of philosophy : 2007-01-29 16:30 ID:Heaven

We lost japanese traditional culture.

65 名前: I don't understand Japanese... : 2007-02-03 22:21 ID:YIHdY/VM

Well, I just happened upon 4ch (yesterday...) and I came here to talk with some Japanese people. This thread seemed like an excellent place to start. I was considering buying a book on japanese so I could understand what was being said on some of these threads, and so I could better converse with the locals. After all, I can't seem to get around how complicated Kanji is! I was watching a documentury on Japan once, and I am startled by how much trouble people go through to use it. How many characters are there in kanji, anway?

66 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2007-02-04 04:46 ID:WCva9HWI

seemingly,its difficult to use kanji but its only combination
of "hen" and "tukuri" .
if you learn it for 3years,you wll be able to use kanji
very well.
There are "hiragana" in japan but CHINESE use kanji only.

67 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2007-02-04 09:45 ID:Heaven



this is the list of kanji(Junior high school level)

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