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#61 tonifreyr

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 12:21 AM

when you say it dry.gif , chan gets used on both sexes kun also, nasashi fron venus versus virus always says, Sumire-kun
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#62 mamori

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Posted 27 April 2007 - 10:30 PM

*some notes

O/お adds respect to the word, and can be translated as 'Honorable.' there are several words in the japanese language which require the O (for example, tea), otherwise people will look at you funny, which if you're not japanese, happens enough already.

(none): uber closeness

chi and similar: made up honourifics, usually used by young girls towards their friends.

chan: shows close familiarity/or superiority of the user(though rarely used in this case), and has a feminine conontation.

kun: shows close familiarity/or superiority by the user(though rarely used in this case), and has a masculine conontation.

san: general honourific (Mr. Mrs. Ms.), you're safe using this.

dono: often used as a respectful honourific, but has little or no significance to status (ex: 'back in the day,' nobles would use dono when refering to people). very rare now days.

sama: very respectfull honourific, and is someone you either repect highly, or should have reason to fear.


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Sakura: Fate/Stay Night
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Tsuruya: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
Wilhelmina: Shakugan no Shana
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#63 qrdel

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Posted 12 May 2007 - 07:52 PM

Daft-sempai!! Come and give me special title! Onegai desu! tongue.gifbiggrin.gif -> Just kidding... I finally got over 1000 smile.gif Thats my 1001 tongue.gif And I've been thinking... its almost a year since I've joined the FTV. At first it was because I needed to download some stuff. Then I joined forum and kept downloading... and finally... I'm not downloading anything from Fansub TV, yet I keep writing here... evolution, isn't? smile.gif -darn, I got carried away smile.gif
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#64 JunMisugi

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Posted 12 May 2007 - 08:13 PM

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I finally got over 1000 smile.gif Thats my 1001 tongue.gif
Hahah yeah and I just saw that you posted like a berserker in the Thoughtful Section for that in a half hour tongue.gif . So I guess that means the only title which you can get now can only come personally from daft, well I wonder what title you are going to get then laugh.gif

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#65 qrdel

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Posted 12 May 2007 - 08:16 PM

berserker aint that bad either... the point is I had in mind to join discussions in thoughtful section for some time now but I focused all my spare time on NGE thread, Bleach one and Naruto... so now, when I was only 10 posts before 1000 I decided to spend some time there... smile.gif tongue.gif

Nonetheless I would never be able to keep up with some people here... biggrin.gif I know a guy who made almost 2000 posts in 4 months smile.gif tongue.gif I'll try not to write so much simultanously in the future smile.gif but again... 'berserker' tongue.gif lol nice idea tongue.gif
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#66 JunMisugi

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Posted 12 May 2007 - 08:26 PM

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Nonetheless I would never be able to keep up with some people here... biggrin.gif I know a guy who made almost 2000 posts in 4 months smile.gif tongue.gif I'll try not to write so much simultanously in the future smile.gif but again... 'berserker' tongue.gif lol nice idea tongue.gif
Hahaha oh yeah I know who you mean, I also just thought about this one laugh.gif , well he really sometime posts like a berserker tongue.gif , ah well but I don´t care about that he´s a funny guy biggrin.gif

Yeah you´re right, I haven´t know that you also like Captain Tsubasa laugh.gif

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#67 hamasusuke

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Posted 12 May 2007 - 11:07 PM

May I remind you guys that you guys are going a bit way off-topic here. If you wish to continue your discussion, do so via PM.
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#68 qrdel

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 06:31 PM

yeah sorry for that... I'm off to delete my previous post... smile.gif

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#69 killorbekilled

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 09:14 PM

i only have like 7 posts and i'm a -chi(which im not to fond of dry.gif ), maybe cuz i spend a lot of time reading other people's posts wink.gif
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#70 qrdel

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 09:18 PM

like it was said before. Suffix does not only depend on number of posts you make. You're FTV member for over 2 months now, its only natural that system assigned you with -chi when you started posting...
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Posted 14 May 2007 - 11:02 PM

QUOTE (qrdel @ May 14 2007, 04:18 PM)
like it was said before. Suffix does not only depend on number of posts you make. You're FTV member for over 2 months now, its only natural that system assigned you with -chi when you started posting...

2 MONTHS blink.gif !!!! there must be a system error ohmy.gif ...i don't think I've been here that long wink.gif ......or have i unsure.gif ??....what the hell have i been doing sad.gif ???
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#72 hamasusuke

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Posted 15 May 2007 - 12:25 AM

-chi refers a newcomer, newcomer wink.gif .

Plus, you're here for over one month now.
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#73 killorbekilled

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Posted 15 May 2007 - 12:50 AM

:| o, well...thanks for clarifying that for me smile.gif
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#74 qrdel

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Posted 15 May 2007 - 07:24 AM

Geeezus, tell me... was I blind when checking his info or system really crashed and I've seen march... thouroughly sorry for that!!! <crying>
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#75 scc

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Posted 17 May 2007 - 11:31 PM

For a technical description see Wikipedia Japanese_titles
From linked article -sama is a formal version of -san, also says used with people of higher rank
-dono mean lord, seems to imply some sort of feudal relationship.
Side note: saw in some Naruto translation -dono is used for Samurai

#76 adrastea

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Posted 19 May 2007 - 11:19 PM

ok
thanks for the information. I was so happy when i discoverd that i had a suffix.

well i guess i'm happy with simple things.



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Posted 20 May 2007 - 10:11 AM

No worries andrastea-san! wink.gif I used to be excited over the same thing too. wink.gif

If I'm not mistaken

-chi-->5 posts
-chan-->50 posts
-san-->150 posts
-dono(tono)-->500 posts
-sama-->1000 posts

Maybe the time you've been here also affected that,but I'm not sure of things.

and there's some alternate suffix,whether given by daft-sama,our FTV's Leader,OR a title picked by the members themselves.(this is limited to senior members only.)

#78 fyexchi

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Posted 12 June 2007 - 03:38 AM

so... -chan=little girls
-kun=guys..
what would i be called...
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Posted 12 June 2007 - 09:04 PM

QUOTE (fyexchi @ Jun 11 2007, 10:38 PM)
so... -chan=little girls
-kun=guys..
what would i be called...
(15 yr old girl)

chi or san should work just fine.... I think. I could be wrong though. blink.gif
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Posted 12 June 2007 - 10:05 PM

I would say -chan, since it sounds cute tongue.gif

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