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We've been talking here for a while about, while we have people come in from all over, we really don't have any asians. It seems like, with some of the weird stuff that comes out of Japan, a bunch of Japanese would be primed for picking up on Discordianism.

One of the main reasons I will be learning Japanese shortly.
It's an interesting language to learn. It's much more internally consistent than English (meaning it almost always follows its grammar/syntax rules, few exceptions). The lack of a common Latin origin makes it more difficult to learn than French or Spanish, though.



I think I read somewhere that spoken Japanese only has one tense, and depending on where the emphasis is put in the sentence, the same words could mean either,"I have walked the dog" or "I am going to walk the dog" or "I am walking the dog". I'm not sure whether this would make it easier to learn, as a second language, or more confusing though.

That's incorrect. One thing I found amusing about the language, though, is that "Kanojo" (Pronoun that translates as "She") can also mean "girlfriend". "Kanojo ga imasuka" means, literally, "Is there a She?" or figuratively, "Do you have a girlfriend".
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That's incorrect. One thing I found amusing about the language, though, is that "Kanojo" (Pronoun that translates as "She") can also mean "girlfriend". "Kanojo ga imasuka" means, literally, "Is there a She?" or figuratively, "Do you have a girlfriend".

You're right!

Such as the term for 'You're welcome' (after someone has thanked you, 'arigatou'), "Dou itashimashite", means "I didn't do anything'.

When it comes to tenses, we have different kinds. We has 'masu' verbs, and 'ru' verbs...---eh. I just really need to make a thread for teaching people Japanese, shouldn't I?

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Only if you want to. Although a less specific Japanese Cultural thread might be interesting.     
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Only if you want to. Although a less specific Japanese Cultural thread might be interesting.


Or that...!

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Freshwater eels on rice.  My mouth orgasmed.

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I think I read somewhere that spoken Japanese only has one tense, and depending on where the emphasis is put in the sentence, the same words could mean either,"I have walked the dog" or "I am going to walk the dog" or "I am walking the dog". I'm not sure whether this would make it easier to learn, as a second language, or more confusing though.


Whoever told you that isn't true. Although emphasis shows emotion, we do have tenses.


Fun fact: In Japanese, fat--as in "to be fat"--is a verb.

Wow, I love that! It's awesome.
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Jade,

We've been talking here for a while about, while we have people come in from all over, we really don't have any asians. It seems like, with some of the weird stuff that comes out of Japan, a bunch of Japanese would be primed for picking up on Discordianism.

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Jade,

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We've been talking here for a while about, while we have people come in from all over, we really don't have any asians. It seems like, with some of the weird stuff that comes out of Japan, a bunch of Japanese would be primed for picking up on Discordianism.


Well, I mean. I'm part Japanese and I'm quite fond of Discordianism. Does that count any?

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Had Japanese food last night.  Not that Yokahama Rice Bowl shit, the real deal (The only good thing about Tucson is the variety of food).

Freshwater eels on rice.  My mouth orgasmed.

My brain orgasmed at the thought of that. That sounds really delicious!


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Fun fact: In Japanese, fat--as in "to be fat"--is a verb.

Wow, I love that! It's awesome.

It's the same way for the word 'slim' or 'thin'. It's also a verb.

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We've been talking here for a while about, while we have people come in from all over, we really don't have any asians. It seems like, with some of the weird stuff that comes out of Japan, a bunch of Japanese would be primed for picking up on Discordianism.


Well, I mean. I'm part Japanese and I'm quite fond of Discordianism. Does that count any?

Was just wondering where all the rest of the Japanese Discordians are.
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I love the idea of fat or thin being something you're doing rather than something you are.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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Was just wondering where all the rest of the Japanese Discordians are.


Hell if I know, practising Hikikomori (psychological cultural disease, mainly present in Japanese culture, where a young person snaps under pressure and becomes socially and physically withdrawn into their household, often for years)? Maybe Discordianism is not translated into Japanese and most can't read it?

I dunno.

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My theory is that they just simply don't need us.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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Was just wondering where all the rest of the Japanese Discordians are.


Hell if I know, practising Hikikomori (psychological cultural disease, mainly present in Japanese culture, where a young person snaps under pressure and becomes socially and physically withdrawn into their household, often for years)? Maybe Discordianism is not translated into Japanese and most can't read it?

I dunno.

Hmmm...

Are you fluent in Japanese, then?
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My theory is that they just simply don't need us.

I think there's plenty of discord in Japan through the manga, anime, and media scene enough. Maybe they don't need Discordianism.

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Hmmm...

Are you fluent in Japanese, then?


I'm trying to be. I can hold a basic conversation, as well as describe people. But even if PD was translated, a lot of it wouldn't have the same meaning because slang and meanings are different in Japan. It'd be very confusing and not well caught on. I mean, the Japanese don't even really get sarcasm all that much, if at all.

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I guess that makes sense.
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