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Years Studied: Too many
Studying: Intermediate Japanese Revised (Plus anything I find)
Level: 780, : 943
Just wondering about different accents used in pop culture and media. I have come across many different things that I don't really understand and i classify them as accents but without a formal teacher I have nowhere else to ask. My girlfriend said that they are just individual speach and not accents, like America vs England. One example I found in LOZ: Spirit tracks was 「だまたちまったのかい?」and 「わかってんのかい?」What would you consider the this?
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8 years ago
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Years Studied: 13
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Do you mean the のかい at the end? かい or のかい is a casual, rustic or colloquial, normally masculine speech pattern form of か or のか (you can also say だい instead of だ), often intended to illicit a yes or no response. I prefer rustic over colloquial because I don't think (though I might be wrong) it's associated with any particular region.
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8 years ago (Edited 8 years ago.)
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Years Studied: Too many
Studying: Intermediate Japanese Revised (Plus anything I find)
Level: 780, : 943
Thanks I really had no idea what that was and still being somewhat a beginner I didn't know where to find the answer on my own.
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8 years ago
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Years Studied: 13
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Never played LOZ, but in Maison Ikkoku there's Mrs. Ichinose, a boozy busybody with a Tugboat Annie personality, who spoke that way all the time.
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8 years ago
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