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2268Re: [SCA-JML] Re: No means no...?

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  • Joshua Badgley
    Dec 1, 2000
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      On Fri, 1 Dec 2000, Anthony J. Bryant wrote:

      > Heck, that's an *easy* one.
      >
      > You *call* someone (if and only if he's your lord) tono.
      >
      > In all other cases, you append -dono to the person's official title or
      > name.

      It seems to follow the general linguistic trend of most Japanese
      compounds; the first sound of the second word/character is usually
      voiced. So you have words like:

      kami : paper

      te-gami : letter; the second kanji is the same as the 'kami' for paper
      above.

      That seems to be the general rule, anyway. There are exceptions, but if
      you don't know better the voicing rule seems to apply.

      Not sure if '-dono' is applied the same, but that's what appears to be
      happening here, ne?

      -Godric Logan
      aka
      Ii Saburou ....
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