Mottainai or The Language Discussions

I’m not sure it had a proper name. This was in a very small town in Sweden.

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I must be missing something, because in my opinion those are the same number of syllables…

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Hmm. Oversimplification on my part (or I’m using the wrong terms… probably both).

“Yonge” should be pronounced “Yah-on-juh”, but is pronounced “Yon-guh.” Toronto should be pronounced “Tor-on-toe”, and is instead pronounced “Toh-an-nah” or “Tor-an-ah” depending on who you are talking to. Occasionally “T-dot,” “Hogtown,” or “The GTA.”

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Don’t get me started with accents, we have the kiwi accent and the “e” sound…

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I’m sure you didn’t post that looking for a Japanese lesson, but nevertheless, here’s my quick and dirty particle guide:

Ha (sounds like wa): after subject/topic
Ga: after new/unknown subject, before a “can” verb
Wo (sounds like o): before other verbs
He (sounds like e)/ni: before destinations, this one yeah, too many specifics to go into which is correct

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After Flüsterpost, I thought about another fun word…

Sollbruchstelle

Famously used for Eierschalensollbruchstellenverursacher

„Sollbruchstelle“ is the place where something is supposed to break :slight_smile: Mostly intentionally…

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