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I hate the way pronouncing something slightly different makes a word completely different. I mean, sure, I don't want a load of sand in my after-dinner snack or be stranded on a giant banana cream pie, but it really makes learning languages difficult.

However, I found this difference quite funny:

囚人 "shuujin" means prisoner.
主人 "shujin" means husband.

An obvious difference in spelling, but not pronunciation, whereas in English, the spelling of desert and dessert, as well as pronunciation, are not far off.



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Dec. 23rd, 2007 02:08 pm (UTC)
"no, it's spelt raymond luxury-yacht, but it's pronounced throat wabbler-mangrove"
Dec. 24th, 2007 04:56 am (UTC)
Dec. 24th, 2007 05:50 am (UTC)
you mean you don't know your monty python?? shame on you, young lady!
Dec. 24th, 2007 08:16 am (UTC)
I have yet to complete watching the flying circus.
Was it meant to be misspelled?
Dec. 24th, 2007 05:15 pm (UTC)
it's in some season or anyther of the lfying circus...
i don't know how they spelled it in the script, so i tried to reproduce their pronunciation as closely as possible ;}
Dec. 24th, 2007 05:51 am (UTC)
there's a similar one to your example in spanish, that my ex huband used to get a kick out of...i think it's esposa and esposas or something...one means handcuffs and the other means spouse.....
Dec. 24th, 2007 08:18 am (UTC)
That's a great one. Hey, could you do me a favour? Lin won't answer me when I ask about Wicked. Could you find out if I'm worthy enough to go? She might respond to you.
Dec. 24th, 2007 05:19 pm (UTC)
at this point i might no go...for a variety of reasons, one of which is that the faire is having sever and serious issues and possibly changing dates and locations and shit.
also, i'm really, really broke.
but my feeling about the wicked faire is that anyoen who wants to can come, although only a couple of people will be coming officially. the tickets are fairly cheap, i think they were $15 or 20 for the whole weekend, so inexpensivce for a renfaire. and i had a few people from work interested in going, so i was gonna basically get a couple hotel rooms, and anyone who wants in is in.
assuming i go! if not, i'm sure matt would put you up!
Dec. 25th, 2007 12:26 am (UTC)
Well! Let me know if you go. I'll get that day off work and we can carpool. I'll get the day off from that job I don't have.
Dec. 25th, 2007 12:37 am (UTC)
okie ;}
amber will be going too, i assume, and maybe a couple other people. so someone will be able to carpool with you in any case. i'll let you know...is charles going?
Dec. 25th, 2007 01:00 am (UTC)
I'd love it if he could go. So would he... Me and Voltaire in a hotel together? He should be there if anything sexy goes down ;)
I told him he could have Molly Shannon and the Big Comfy Couch chick if I could have Voltaire. hehehe.
But sadly, Voltaire still has a girlfriend.
Dec. 26th, 2007 03:46 pm (UTC)
Um? This raises questions.
A) Are you volintering me for something or is this a diffrent Matt? No that I mind helping a girl out, but I generaly perfer to know these thing ahead of time. Silly me actuly like to plan.
B) Was I saposed to get a room? I have not reserved a room. The last two Wicked events others took care of this and no one has told me diffrent this go around. Do I need to get a room? I figured at least one was resevered with the venodr slot.
C) Is this the correct place to have this dialoge?
D) given ~v=Q/(piD^2/4) R=?
Dec. 26th, 2007 03:52 pm (UTC)
i am assuming that various people, including you, will be going, and that, in the eventuality that i'm not one of them, you and amber and fawn can work out room arrangements.
no one has reserved a room, to the best of my knowledge...the event date and venue are both in question at this point, and pele has told jeff that, depending on the eventual date, she will not be there.
there are no rooms reserved with vendor slots, but i'm not reserving anything until i know where, when, and if ia m going!
um, would oyu prefer to conference call? i think it's far enough away that i'm not stressing over it yet...i'll prolly begin stressing about a week before, as usual ;}
Dec. 26th, 2007 03:57 pm (UTC)
oops, i replied without signing in...hazard of being at work. sorry!
Dec. 27th, 2007 10:50 pm (UTC)
A) I wondered the same thing. And I probably won't go anyway.
C) You can if you wish.
D) It's a trick question, or as Admiral Akbar would say, "It's a trap!"
Dec. 28th, 2007 12:09 pm (UTC)
Hm, It's begining to sound like none of us are going. Eliza and I exchanged a few emails, and I'm getting the imprestion there is little ethusasum for Wicked in the operable parts of Shavora right now. Oh well, I shouldn't be spending the money anyway. Maybe I'll see you agin some other time.
Dec. 29th, 2007 01:23 am (UTC)
Well, my biggest reason to go is to see Voltaire, and I will be seeing him next week, so I'm good for the year ;)
We'll all see each other again someday.
Dec. 28th, 2007 02:19 pm (UTC)
And I had not thought of it but D) is a trick question! R is diffined as R=pvD/u and is therfor unaffescted by the given perameter of ~v.
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