O/ãŠ 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.
Daft-sempai!! Come and give me special title! Onegai desu!
-> Just kidding... I finally got over 1000
Thats my 1001
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?
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...
Nonetheless I would never be able to keep up with some people here...
I know a guy who made almost 2000 posts in 4 months
I'll try not to write so much simultanously in the future
QUOTE 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
, well he really sometime posts like a berserker
, ah well but I donÂ´t care about that heÂ´s a funny guy
Yeah youÂ´re right, I havenÂ´t know that you also like Captain Tsubasa
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...
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...
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