I think one of the cooler things about knowing other languages, and perhaps Japanese in particular because it's so different, is that when other's form really broken English sentences, you can sort of see why they would think that was correct.. Anyone else had this thought?
"why are you think study Japanese??" - Now my Japanese is just as bad, but this would probably be something like 「どうして日本語を勉強しようと思っています」, no? And well, 思う, to think.. The rest of the wrongs in that sentence probably just came from general confusion. :P
I don't know Japanese well enough to know why it's screwed up.. But one thing I always struggle with is when there's like "connected verbs".. not sure if that makes any sense.. "to continue drinking", or maybe in Japanese "drinking sufficiently"（足りる？）.. 飲み？ 飲むの？ 飲んで？ etc.. I doubt I'm making much sense now but it's really hard to explain.. 続けて飲む.. why て, why 続ける first.. ugh
Well I don't care very much either way.. but I guess I'm glad we didn't get another war monger ruling your country. (I'm sorry, but romney would surely have fucked up one or two countries if he got elected..)
Like if someone decided to cut taxes by 20% for all high income takers while also spend more money on military... (yes I'm sure this is a narrow minded view of the whole thing and as you've said I don't know enough about American politics, but it's.. amusing)
From what I can tell, no one is actually that scared about Greece. It's small enough that the rest of the EU can "put it on welfare" and put up with it for a few decades. It's Spain and Italy that are making everyone scared.
Poor France voted in a socialist, and then watches him start campaigning for austerity. Which honestly isn't any worse than people who voted against "warmonger" McCain. Gitmo? open and operating, Afghanistan? still there, Iraq? we left on Bush's schedule, President personally selecting US citizens to be killed without trial? we actually got WORSE under Obama. I've put a negative spin on these, but I'm trying to figure out how McCain would actually have been worse on any of these.
I despised McCain for the McCain/Feingold Incumbant Protection Act, the worst attack on free speech I think we've ever had. (Which, honestly... trumped all other concerns) I think it's technically called 'campaign finance reform', or something like that.
@snailplane I'd always used 読点, but I usually go by ja.wikipedia, and it goes with コンマ
@gibbon I don't speak for jkerian, but a lot of us were pretty excited to get someone that wasn't Bush when Obama took office. Change, and all that. Four years later, some of us are a bit disappointed with the change we got.
@snailplane I actually sat out that election. I saw right through Obama, but could not actually support McCain. Given this year's VP debate performance, however... I pray for the health and well-being of President Obama until he leaves office in January of 2017.
Of course, that was quite predictable.. I mean you can't expect that much change to happen in 4 years. Though I remember four years ago, we actually had a comedian duo covering the American election live on Swedish TV.. (yes, America kind of is the world's 'reality tv show', sorry).. It was quite exciting.
@jkerian "saw through"? As I said, you can't expect that much to happen in four years, but imo it's more about the aspirations.. (I hope you don't mind a non-american sharing opinions on this, your previous comments kinda suggested you do mind)
A child on a roller coaster exclaims 楽しい!
A physicist sees an unexpected factor in the equations describing the speed at the top of the third hump and muses 面白い.
Those are the extremes. There are quite a few things which can definitely be described by both, including people with slightly diffe...
Anyone have a counter example to my specifics farther down on that answer?