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17510Re: [SCA-JML] Re: Re: Re: Heisig's Method for Learning Kanji

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  • Ii Saburou
    Jan 3, 2005
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      On Sun, 2 Jan 2005, Solveig wrote:

      >> The Chinese and Japanese are people from well developed societies, they
      >> have concepts and thoughts very similar to their Western counterparts.
      >> I'm not a subscriber to Nihonron or any of that silliness.
      >
      > I am not a subscriber to nihonron either, but the notion that Japanese and
      > English are equivalent is laughable. There are things which are easier and
      > more natural to express in each of these languages. Even if something can
      > be easily expressed in both languages does not mean that you will see a
      > 1:1 word mapping.

      E.g. 'To Kiss'--in Japanese you can say 'Kuchi(d)zukeru' but it is not the
      same as 'to kiss', and when used in the English sense I've most often seen
      the English ('kisu') used.

      -Ii
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