- Recently, the question of the origins of arigatou came up. I wanted to point to the Alternative sci.lang.japan Frequently Asked Questions (long story as toMessage 1 of 6 , May 24, 2000View SourceRecently, the question of the origins of 'arigatou' came up. I wanted
to point to the "Alternative sci.lang.japan Frequently Asked Questions"
(long story as to why it's the 'alternative' one) for an answer, but it
was no longer on line. This has now been remedied. As a basic source of
information on Nihongo, it is well worth bookmarking. Go to
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