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2269Re: [SCA-JML] Re: No means no...?

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

      > 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?

      In a way, that's pretty much it.


      Effingham
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